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Finance Manager - Reporting and Controlling

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Finance Manager- Reporting and Controlling


We are looking for a dedicated and experienced finance manager to join our London based team. As our finance manager, the person in this role will work to proactively assist the Senior Manager with managing the financial reporting, stock reporting and tax compliance of BMG’s businesses. If this souds like the role for you, keep reading!


Key Responsibilities.


  • Preparation of the quarterly UK VAT returns for Senior Finance Manager review.
  • Review and check the postings of the wider team on VAT to ensure correct mapping for IFRS reporting and Magnitude reporting.
  • Preparation of Dutch and French VAT returns. Point of contact from external advisors on issues.
  • Point of contact from the wider team on any VAT related questions.


Corporation Tax

  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager in the yearly preparation of the tax comps for the group companies including analysis excels, working papers and tax calculations for each group company. Work in unison with shared service center in the preparation of quarterly and yearly returns.
  • Be first point of contact from Tax advisors on any queries.
  • Assist in tax sensitive calculations including capital allowances, loss allocation and disallowable’s.
  • Prepare quarterly workings for each company in relation to the CT61 submission.



  • Assist in the preparation of statutory accounts under IFRS for the Financial reporting team.
  • Assist in the year end audit, providing to the auditors evidence and samples in relation to areas you are responsible.
  • Assist in tax guidance for specific journals that may arise from special company transactions.
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations for areas responsible.
  • Prepare quarterly group recharges for UK and German entities for senior finance manager review, in line with group recharge rules and transfer pricing.


Business Operations

  • Assist with company restructuring as and when they occur, including consolidation journals and SAP integration.
  • Assist in tax guidance for specific journals that may arise from special company transactions.



  • Support other finance teams such as Finance assistants, FP&A and Transactions teams
  • Prepare calculation and analysis for the yearly PSA and P11D submission.
  • Assist the Senior Finance Manager in the yearly control meetings and examinations with each department for the groups risk and control reporting.
  • Assist in the group and company risk calculations and reporting to group teams.



  • Preparation of the monthly stock journal for group recharge.
  • Liaising with hub, recorded finance, supply chain and transactions team for to correct recording of stock invoices for IFRS purposes.
  • Liaising with external advisers and stake holders in the development of a in house stock management software integrated into our SAP system.
  • Being the point of contact from UK and international supply chain teams for all stock movement compliance queries.


Your Profile.

  • Ability to manage work for a large number of legal entities.
  • SAP/Excel (Intermediate/Advanced).
  • Excellent knowledge of IFRS.
  • Knowledge of VAT reporting requirement.
  • Fully qualified in either ACA / ACCA / CIMA. 
  • Interest in music.
  • Commitment to continual professional/self-development.


It’s a plus if you also have…

  • Experience of working with stock.
  • Experience of dealing with different stake holders across a business.


Now, what's in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave, plus 3 days between Christmas & New Year and an extra day for your birthday! 
  • Flexible working opportunities.
  • 6 months full pay for all parents regardless of gender and sexual orientation.
  • Subsidised gym membership.
  • Private Health Insurance.
  • Competitive pension scheme.
  • Annual gig allowance.
  • Artist showcases.
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Subscription to Headspace.
  • Give As You Earn Scheme .
  • Excellent development opportunities.
  • A fun and sociable office environment.


Are you interested? Follow the link to apply!

BMG - est. 2008 - is the world's fourth-biggest music company, the first new global player in the music business of the streaming age, and a record label and music publisher in one. Named in 2020 one of the world's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, BMG's pitch is unique - a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG's 20 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history.

BMG's fresh approach includes production music, films, books, artist management, merchandise, neighboring rights, and live as well as music publishing and recordings off the same service platform. BMG is owned by international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House and the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.



We want all applicants to perform to their full potential throughout the recruitment process. We are a Disability Confident organisation and committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. If you need the job description or application form in an alternative format (such as large print or audio), if you would like to discuss the recruitment process with our recruitment team or if you would benefit from other reasonable adjustments please call +44 7909409082 or email

As a Disability Confident Committed organisation, we’re part of the offer an interview scheme. This is where disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role can opt in to get to the next recruitment stage.
We are happy to discuss the possibility of reduced hours, hybrid working, or flexible start and finish times We can’t always accommodate every request, but we do promise not to judge you for asking!

Date:  23-Jan-2023

London, LND, GB, W21AS

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