Finance Assistant (FTC)

Position:           Finance Assistant (12 Month FTC)

Department:     Finance

Location:          Paddington, London

Start Date:        September 2020


Your Mission at BMG.

We are looking for a Finance Assistant to join our team in our Paddington offices on a 12 Month Maternity cover. You will be responsible for providing support and assistance to the Finance Managers; producing accurate balance sheet reconciliations, liasing with the Royalty team to ensure accurate recording of cash received and recording revenue and cost of sales of the business – working towards supporting with the monthly and quarterly reporting. You will be hard working, detail orientated and thrive under fast paced and high pressured environments.


What you should know about us.

  • BMG is a new kind of digital age music company formed twelve years ago with a relentless focus on delivering fairness, transparency and service to artists and songwriters
  • Uniquely for its size, BMG represents both songs and recording rights on the same state-of-the-art platform worldwide
  • It is already the world’s fourth biggest player in music publishing and recordings
  • Our ambitions are not satisfied yet!


Your Responsibilities.

  • Processing cash match entries for all companies within the UK group – Royalty system
  • Working on Withholding Tax applications and updating WHT portal
  • Bank Reconciliations
  • Liaising and working closely with Masters and Publishing Royalties Team
  • Helping on the royalty reconciliation process
  • Continually simplifying and improving processes
  • Processing receipts through FEBA (bank) on SAP
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • VAT returns, EC Sales and other HMRC returns
  • Monthly revenue and cost of sales bookings
  • Preparing monthly P&L for our production music catalogue.
  • Producing appropriate reports on a periodic basis
  • Journal entry and reconciliations
  • Assisting the Finance Manager, Senior Finance Manager and other stakeholders, where required.


Your Profile.

  • Experience working in a mid-sized accounts department
  • Strong analytical and organisational skills with the ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Methodical
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Ability to interpret solutions, anticipate problems and pro-actively resolve issues 
  • Experience with SAP & Excel
  • Experience in the music / media industry desirable 
  • Love for music


Now, what's in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Private Health Insurance
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Annual gig allowance
  • Artist showcases
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Excellent development opportunities
  • A fun and sociable office environment


About BMG

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age. That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately.


We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services.


BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.


Here at BMG we are committed to equal employment opportunity and so all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. If you require any reasonable accommodation or adjustments due to a disability for any part of the application process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of the request.

We are happy to discuss the possibility of reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, or compressed hours. We can’t always accommodate every request, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.


London, LND, GB, W2 1AS

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