Finance Analyst

The Job

The Finance Analyst will work as part of the Liverpool-based Finance team, reporting to the Head of Finance. The role is predominantly office-based; we have recently moved to a new office right in the centre of the city. We envisage this as a full-time role but we would consider applications from candidates who would prefer to work part time or to work non-standard work patterns (requests should be included in your job application).

The successful candidate will focus on completing royalty accounting entries and analysing royalty data. Typical duties will include:

  • Bank Reconciliations –reconciling cash receipts and booking of royalty data in the accounting system
  • Effective communication with artists, writers, artist managers and business clients at all levels
  • Royalty analysis – analysing royalty notifications to ensure they agree to cash received; creating cash bookings from the data in the finance ledger; working proactively with the royalty team to investigate and correct discrepancies
  • Variance Reporting – creating report analysing and explaining variances in revenue received compared to budget and forecasts.
  • Updating forecasts based on outcomes of variance analysis
  • Tax – preparing Withholding Tax forms; applying to HMRC for certificates of residence; liaising with international payers to provide information on tax status
  • Liaison with Legal and Business Affairs teams to help ensure timely and accurate delivery of offers and long form contracts
  • Artist advances appraisal – assisting with the artist advances appraisal process
  • Ad hoc finance tasks

Qualifications

Skills

  • Business forecasting and planning
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team working
  • Prioritisation, organisation and deadline management
  • Verbal and written communication to a high standard
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Strong numerical skills with a keen attention to detail

Attitude

  • Positive can-do approach to problem-solving
  • Enthusiasm for working and communicating with customers / suppliers and the wider business at all levels
  • Collaborative approach to outcomes
  • Proactive in suggesting improvements to processes and systems
  • Self-motivated and hard working
  • Interest in learning and developing

Experience

  • Previous experience in a Finance role
  • SQL experience preferred but not essential
  • Power BI experience preferred but not essential

Additional Information

SET THE TONE WITH US

We have two hearts at Believe – our People and our Artists. 

We believe in THE POWER OF OUR PEOPLE, who grow every day to develop their potential… We aim to provide our employees with the best environment to thrive. 

ROCK THE JOB 

  • Hybrid working
  • Private Health Care
  • Pension plan
  • 25 days annual leave, + 1 day for your birthday
  • Life assurance and long-term disability cover  
  • Access a digital mental health and well-being platform
  • Tailor-made training and coaching program
  • Enhanced sickness pay and maternity/paternity cover

SING IN HARMONY  

  • Ambassador program: an employee volunteering initiative dedicated to all employees interested in having a positive impact on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), wellbeing and the planet.

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We, therefore, welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

 Manager: Revenue Optimization (Copyright)

The Job

Reporting to:  Head of Rights 

Department Objectives 

The Revenue Optimisation team sits within Sentric’s Rights division. Its objectives are: 

  • To maximise revenue streams from all potential sources. 

  • To identify areas of potential income growth for client’s catalogues. 

  • To partner with internal teams to ensure client expectations are exceeded, ensuring significant retention and renewal levels are maintained. 

  • To ensure clients are at the centre of all activity, ensuring Sentric’s ethos of fairness, transparency and customer focus is evident at all times. 

Job Summary 

The Manager: Revenue Optimisation will lead on ensuring all opportunities to fully maximise potential sources of publishing related income are identified and maximised. They will use their knowledge of additional royalty generating opportunities to give direction on areas of focus for the Live Claims and Income Tracking teams. They will oversee the work of the audit team (in collaboration with the Copyright Assurance Officer and Insights Team), using data analysis to identify any actions required to ensure everything is in place to allow for maximum revenue optimisation.   

Job Description 

Team Management 

  • Liaise with Team Leaders to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Live Claims, Audit & Activity Tracking teams, using data and experience to identify key areas of focus. 

  • Continually assess the operations of the Live Claims, Audit & Activity Tracking teams and work with management to implement improvements. 

  • Set and ensure KPIs are being met both internally and across collection network. 

  • Work with Head of Rights to ensure the continual development of Copyright team skills.  

Tracking 

  • Exploring all avenues of Revenue Optimisation to ensure our clients catalogues are returning maximum value. 

  • Working with the tracking team to give direction on focus for generating royalties and reviewing results to report back to business. 

  • Identifying and assessing new opportunities for revenue maximisation 

Live Claims 

  • Working with team leader to ensure efficient processing of live claims. 

  • Identifying and assessing potential value and opportunity of live sector 

  • Working with internal stakeholders to develop software systems. 

Audit 

  • Provide direction on focus of audit activity. 

  • Working across teams with result of audit information to ensure actions are taken to optimise revenue. 

  • Work with Insights, Audit & Copyright Officer Assurance Officer to provide reports to Director of Rights on performance of CMO’s in relation to catalogue registrations. 

Qualifications

Skills 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Keen attention to detail, accuracy and detail-driven 

  • Demonstrable, prioritisation, organisation and deadline management skills required. 

  • High level of numeracy 

  • Strong analytical mindset 

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel essential 

  • SQL and/or BI software knowledge (desirable)  

Knowledge 

  • Understanding of the music publishing industry. 

  • Knowledge of music society processes across multiple royalty streams. 

Attitude 

  • Positive approach to problem solving. 

  • Enthusiasm for working with artists and business partners at all levels. 

  • Collaborative approach to outcomes 

  • Ability to maintain a professional manner.  

  • Persistent drive to complete tasks in accurate and timely manner. 

Experience 

  • 5+ years music publishing experience. 

  • 5+ years team management experience 

  • Prior experience of royalty tracking essential 

Additional Information

Rock The Job 

  • Hybrid remote working policy

  • Regular travel to Liverpool or London depending on base 

  • Private Health Care 

  • Pension plan 

  • 25 days annual leave, + 1 day for your birthday 

  • Life assurance and long-term disability cover   

  • Access a digital mental health and well-being platform 

  • Tailor-made training and coaching program 

  • Enhanced sickness pay and maternity/paternity cover 

Must have the right to work in the UK, otherwise, the application will not be considered. 

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We, therefore, welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

Manager: Copyright (Onboarding and Registrations)

The Job

Reporting to: Head of Rights 

Location:  ideally Liverpool (re-location package to Liverpool available) or London
 

Department Objectives 

The Copyright Team sits within Sentric’s Rights division. Its objectives are:  

  • To ensure accurate and timely registration of client’s copyrights around the world. 

  • To maximise revenue streams from all potential sources.  

  • To identify areas of potential income growth for client’s catalogues.  

  • To partner with internal teams to ensure client expectations are exceeded, ensuring significant retention and renewal levels are maintained. 

  • To ensure clients are at the centre of all activity, ensuring Sentric’s ethos of fairness, transparency and customer focus is evident at all times. 

Job Summary 

The Manager: Copyright (Onboarding and Registrations) will oversee the global copyright operations across Sentric’s extensive collection network. Working with the copyright teams, they will ensure the accurate and timely registrations are made worldwide and act as the authority on copyright matters within the company.  

Taking a data lead approach, the successful candidate will use these insights, along with their knowledge and experience, to further the copyright team’s continual pursuit of operational excellence. They will interact with internal teams, other publishers and CMOs around the world in to keep information flowing while working to identify and solve any potential problems. 

 Job Description :

Team Management  

  • Liaise with team leaders to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Copyright teams, using data and experience to identify key areas of focus.  

  • Act as the key authority on Copyright matters, offering advice on complex issues so that they are resolved in a timely manner.  

  • Continually assess the operations of the Copyright teams and work with management to implement improvements. 

  • Work with international Copyright Managers to develop processes in new markets. 

  • Set and ensure KPIs are being met both internally and across collection network. 

  • Work with Head of Rights to ensure the continual development of Copyright team skills.  

Catalogue Maintenance 

  • Identify and ensure action is taken to ensure comprehensive coverage exists across collection network worldwide. 

  • Provide key advice for complex catalogues to ensure the successful onboarding within Sentric’s systems and at CMOs worldwide.  

  • Work with Head of Rights to identify potential improvements to internal systems to improve efficiency of copyright operations. 

Stakeholder Interaction 

  • Provide insight across business to ensure copyright matters are addressed and understanding on Copyright team operations is clear. 

  • Present regular updates to management on team performance against agreed KPIs and progress on key projects. 

  • Interact with key clients and act as an authority on copyright matters to present information on the progress of their catalogue. 

  • Work with Director of Rights to develop and maintain relationships at key CMO partners worldwide.

Qualifications

Skills 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 

  • Keen attention to detail, accuracy and detail-driven 

  • Demonstrable, prioritisation, organisation and deadline management skills required. 

  • High level of numeracy 

  • Data analysis skills essential 

  • Advance Excel skills important 

  • Practical knowledge of SQL preferred 

Knowledge 

  • In depth understanding of the music publishing industry is essential 

  • Ability to interpret CWR file content important 

Attitude 

  • Positive approach to problem solving. 

  • Enthusiasm for working with business partners at all levels. 

  • Collaborative approach to outcomes 

  • Persistent drive to complete tasks in accurate and timely manner 

Experience 

  • 8 years+ experience leading a publishing copyright operation. 

  • Team management and working to KPIs.  

  • Experience interacting with PROs across different countries. 

  • Extensive network of contacts across publishers. 

Additional Information

Rock The Job 

  • Hybrid remote working policy

  • Regular travel to Liverpool or London depending on base 

  • Private Health Care 

  • Pension plan 

  • 25 days annual leave, + 1 day for your birthday 

  • Life assurance and long-term disability cover   

  • Access a digital mental health and well-being platform 

  • Tailor-made training and coaching program 

  • Enhanced sickness pay and maternity/paternity cover 

Must have the right to work in the UK, otherwise, the application will not be considered. 

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We, therefore, welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

Manager: Catalogue Management (Copyright)

The Job

Reporting to: Head of Rights 

Department Objectives 

The Catalogue Management team sits within Sentric’s Rights division. Its objectives are:  

  • To be responsible for counterclaim resolution and related society and client communications 

  • Handle all communication with external stakeholders in relation to copyright matters 

  • Respond to internal catalogue queries 

  • Actively manage external UGC platforms to maximise revenue for catalogue 

  • Oversee licensing and sample clearance requests 

  • To partner with internal teams to ensure client expectations are exceeded, ensuring significant retention and renewal levels are maintained. 

  • Ensure clients are at the centre of all activity, ensuring Sentric’s ethos of fairness, transparency and customer focus is evident at all times. 

Job Summary 

The Manager: Catalogue Management will oversee counterclaims, communications, and licensing requests for all of Sentric’s catalogues. They will work closely with Team Leads to ensure we are responding to all catalogue related queries coming into the business in a timely and professional manner. They will also work with Team Leads to develop and ensure systems and processes are in place to maximise efficiency and provide reporting to senior management on team performance.  

Job Description 

Team Management 

  • Liaise with Team Leaders to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Counterclaims, Sample & Licensing, UGC and Society Comms team.  

  • Identify and advise on key areas of focus. 

  • Continually assess the operations of the Counterclaims, Samples & Licensing, UGC and Society Comms teams and work with senior management to implement improvements. 

  • Work with senior management to set KPIs and ensure they are being met both internally and externally. 

  • Work with Head of Rights to ensure the continual development of Copyright team skills.  

Catalogue Maintenance 

  • Using knowledge of catalogues, ensure team are equipped to serve as the initial point of contact for copyright related queries from internal teams, clients, and external partners. 

  • Lead on tone of copyright related communication. 

  • Provide support to UGC team on copyright matters affecting catalogue management.  

  • Oversee deal renewal and termination workflows 

Stakeholder Interaction 

  • Provide insight across business to ensure copyright matters are addressed and understanding on catalogue management team operations is clear. 

  • Present regular updates to management on team performance against agreed KPIs and progress on key projects. 

  • Work with Director of Rights to develop and maintain relationships at key CMO partners worldwide. 

Qualifications

Skills 

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to convey information clearly and concisely. 

  • Keen attention to detail, accuracy and detail-driven 

  • Demonstrable, prioritisation, organisation and deadline management skills required. 

  • High level of numeracy 

  • Strong analytical mindset 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel 

Knowledge 

  • Excellent understanding of the music publishing industry. 

  • Knowledge of music society processes  

Attitude 

  • Positive approach to problem solving. 

  • Enthusiasm for working with artists and business partners at all levels. 

  • Collaborative approach to outcomes 

  • Ability to maintain a professional manner.  

  • Persistent drive to complete tasks in accurate and timely manner. 

Experience 

  • 5+ years music publishing experience. 

  • 5+ years team management experience 

  • Prior experience of handling collection society communication 

Additional Information

Rock The Job 

  • Office-based role in Liverpool or London. Possibility of two remote working days a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays for Copyright team members) 

  • Regular travel to Liverpool or London depending on base 

  • Private Health Care 

  • Pension plan 

  • 25 days annual leave, + 1 day for your birthday 

  • Life assurance and long-term disability cover   

  • Access a digital mental health and well-being platform 

  • Tailor-made training and coaching program 

  • Enhanced sickness pay and maternity/paternity cover 

 

Must have the right to work in the UK, otherwise, the application will not be considered.

We are committed to having a workforce that is representative of the community it serves at all levels of the organisation. We, therefore, welcome applications from all backgrounds and all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation.

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