Joining an international Finance team, reporting to the Director of Finance – Group UK, the role will be responsible for managing cross-business reconciliations/accounting, accounting on Kobalt’s corporate entities, managing a growing team of Finance Assistants and supporting ad-hoc project work.

The role is also responsible for partnering with the business on the operational aspects of Business Units.

The Finance team is split across the UK & US and is responsible for accounting and FP&A.

BACKGROUND

Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform is able to track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

We’re currently 600 people based across 10 offices and we’re still growing.

WHAT DOES A FINANCE MANAGER AT KOBALT DO?

  • Manage a 5+ General Ledger team
  • Work with Business Unit Finance Managers based in New York to provide bookings/reconciliations of BU balance sheet accounts on a timely basis
  • Identify opportunities to enlarge General Ledger team remit and create an efficient/standardised cross-BU process for all reconciliations
  • Propose process and control improvements
  • Monthly management accounts including variance analysis
  • Provide inputs to external auditors for annual statutory audit
  • Approval of team journals
  • Ad-hoc Finance projects

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR? 

  • Qualified accountant
  • Strong interpersonal skills – including ability to work with and challenge others
  • Strong team player and proactive approach to work
  • Strong organisational skills / prioritisation
  • Desired: experience working in a shared services function, NetSuite system experience

Recent Awards/Recognitions:

2018 Financial Times Boldness in Business – Drivers of Change Nominee

2018 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in Music

2017 Music Week Publisher of the Year

Recent press:

Music Week - The Music Industry’s Best Friend

Music Business Worldwide – “We are Building for the Future of the Music Business

Wired - How data saved music

Economist - Disrupters

Check out our blog:

https://www.kobaltmusic.com/blog

SPECIFICS

  • Based at River Building, Cannon Street, London EC4R 3TE
  • Hours are 37.5 hours per week. Generally, these are taken between 9.30-6 with 1 hour for lunch but amendments to these hours can be agreed on a case by case basis with line manager approval

www.kobaltmusic.com/careers

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. 

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KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS FROM DAY ONE

ANNUAL LEAVE | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day.

LIFE ASSURANCE | Equal to four (4) times base salary.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Business travel insurance cover.

INCOME PROTECTION | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65.

GYM MEMBERSHIP | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library.

EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.

WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.

FRESH FRUIT, SELECTION OF SNACKS AND CEREAL SUPPLIED

REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.

 

POST PROBATIONARY PERIOD BENEFITS

PENSION | Kobalt match pension contributions when individuals contribute from 2.5% - 5% (giving a total contribution of 5% - 10%).

PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Managed through AVIVA.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance.

INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME (eligible after 1 month of service) | Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period.

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.

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