JOB SUMMARY

Joining a growing Global Finance Central Services team and reporting to the Central Services Finance Manager, the Finance Assistant will be part of the team responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and control of the UK & US purchase and sales ledger and the timely settling of invoices and expenses. The assistant will also support the finance team with other ad-hoc tasks and projects as required. This will be placement will be for 1 year that will commence in July.

 

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 12 offices and we’re still growing.

WHAT DOES A GRADUATE FINANCE ASSISTANT AT KOBALT DO?

  • Recording UK & US invoices received and booking these into the accounting system
  • Agreeing invoices to purchase orders and arranging payments to suppliers
  • Producing timely reports on the purchase ledger
  • Inputting data to the Kobalt in-house Royalties database
  • Processing employee expenses
  • Paying Kobalt clients when statements are issued
  • Preparing bank reconciliations
  • Ad-hoc tasks and projects as required

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Strong team player
  • Great awareness of deadlines
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Aptitude for working with large volumes of numerical data

Most important is that you are ambitious and flexible and can adapt to a growing and changing department!

 

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 

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.

 

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.

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

PENSION | Kobalt comply with auto-enrolment legislation, and currently contribute 1% of base salary if eligible staff stay in the pension scheme, currently with Aviva.

EYE TEST | Voucher scheme in partnership with Smart Employee Eyecare.

FRESH FRUIT | Delivered twice a week!

REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including large summer & Christmas party!

INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME | Loans deducted from net pay, typically over a 12-month period.

 

KOBALT MUSIC GROUP BENEFITS IF YOU RETURN AFTER UNIVERSITY

EXAM SUPPORT | Ten days paid study leave per year, financial support for first attempt sitting

PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Policy is with the BUPA ‘select’ scheme, with the ability to upgrade to a partner or family membership.

TRAVEL INSURANCE | Covers both business and personal travel.

CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.

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