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Warner Music Group Finance Administrator, Warner Chappell in London, United Kingdom

Finance Administrator, Warner Chappell

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group we’re all about our people. Our global company is made up of knowledgeable, passionate, and creative individuals. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We believe in each individual’s value and encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music – at every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart by embracing innovation – an integral part of our company's DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the most influential forces in culture today.

Job Title: Finance Administrator, Warner Chappell

A little bit about our team:

Warner/Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalogue of contemporary hits and influential standards. With a history dating back more than 200 years, Warner Chappell currently publishes and administers music from Barry Gibb, Eric Clapton, Nate Ruess, Lizzo, Green Day, Katy Perry, Kendrick Lamar, Led Zeppelin, Stormzy, Madonna, Muse, Radiohead, Dave and Tove Lo, among many others.

The UK finance team is comprised of 5 people, who collectively report in to the Regional Finance Director (Europe), who is also based in the London office. The team is responsible for the recording of all financial transactions affecting the Warner/Chappell UK business, as well as partnering with other departments including A&R, Sync/Licensing, Legal & Business Affairs, Royalties, Copyright, Human Resources and Facilities.

Here you’ll get to:

Day-to-day duties

  • Monitor multiple bank accounts across various entities, in GBP and USD, and log all transactions in the cash book

  • Input all cash transactions for posting in the finance system

  • Initial point of contact for all purchase invoices queries; coordinating with department heads to have invoices approved for payment

  • Coding all purchase invoices and inputting into the finance system

  • Inputting sales invoices into the finance system

  • Set up electronic payments as and when required using online banking system

  • Maintain up-to-date management reports (synch revenue, advance spend, production music foreign income tracker etc)

Monthly duties

  • Reconcile GBP and USD bank accounts from bank statement to general ledger

  • Preparation of month end journals (allocation of costs between reporting entities, prepayments, fixed asset depreciation etc)

  • Various balance sheet reconciliations

Other duties

  • Ad-hoc project work as and when required

About you:

  • A passion for music and a strong desire to learn about the music publishing industry

  • Great organizational skills with impeccable attention to detail

  • First class communication skills and ability to build strong working relationships

  • Confidence in using Microsoft Excel (experience of intermediate formulas e.g. VLOOKUP, SUMIF, IFERROR is a plus but not required)

  • A team player who is happy to ‘muck in’ – no task is too big or small

About us:

With its broad and diverse roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics and Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers with a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

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Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG. We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

WMG is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to its employees and applicants for employment to ensure that individuals with disabilities enjoy equal access to all employment opportunities. If you are an applicant who needs an accommodation due to a disability in order to complete an employment application, to use or access or during any phase of the hiring process, please contact us at with the subject line: "Disability Accommodation Request". Emails unrelated to accommodation requests will not be addressed.

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