Management Accountant

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Posting date: 17 June 2020
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 per year, pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 15 July 2020
Location: London, UK
Company: Universal Music Operations Ltd
Job type: Permanent
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Management Accountant

Universal Music is the UK’s leading music company and home to artists from Sam Smith and Florence + The Machine to Mumford & Sons and The Rolling Stones. It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music UK who help make us Britain’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

We are now looking for a Management Accountant to provide management accounting support in all areas of business within our Head Office Finance Team.


• Responsible for accurately producing Management Accounts including commentary within monthly deadlines.
• Preparation of & commentary on the monthly departmental reports alongside Assistant Accountant.
• Production of the Quarterly Forecast to Corporate Finance deadlines
• Looking after key balance sheet accounts, not limited to but including accruals, recharges & fixed asset register
• Review and approve journals for distribution of centrally held costs (Insurance & Facilities costs)
• Production of the yearly budget to Corporate Finance deadlines
• Control and maintenance of budgets on accounts payable system
• Act as the finance approver for invoices and expenses, deal with payment queries and ad hoc manual payments
• Liaise with offshore team members on a day-to-day basis to provide support to the business units


- Qualified Accountant is essential
- Experience and a comprehensive technical understanding of month-end process
- Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent attention to detail
- Super user in SAP & Business Objects A40
- Experience using HFM is essential
- Driven and results orientated character but patience and diplomacy when dealing with territories
- Passionate about music / working in the music / media industry
- Team player, good at building professional relationships, adapting a personal approach to deal with different personalities with varying levels of knowledge and skills across the organisation
- Good communication skills (verbal and written) at all levels and especially across international territories
- Strong organisational skills with proven experience in managing own workload and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
- Strong computer literacy (Microsoft office) and ability to learn new packages quickly. Very good Excel skills

Closing Date: 15/07/20
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