Finance Manager

  • Employer MPA Group of Companies
  • Location London
  • Application Deadline N/A

Location – London WC1B 5AA

  • £50,000 – 55,000 per annum
  • Hybrid working – up to 2 days a week working from home
  • The opportunity to join a fun, friendly and positive team

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About the role
In this exciting and varied role you will work with agility to manage the Finance strategy and delivery for the Music Publishers Association (MPA) Group of Companies, ensuring their financial health.

You’ll take ownership of all daily activities, including invoicing, expenses, petty cash, and banking, including monitoring income and expenses. You will deal with queries, keep accurate records, own finance reporting and monthly dashboards. Alongside this you also be responsible for the production of monthly and annual financial reports, preparation of annual budgets and developing strategies based on financial research allowing you to guide senior executives in making sound business choices in the long and short term.

You’ll build effective working relationships with colleagues at all levels withing MPA and key relationships with statutory auditors and external IT support.

  • Monitor the day-to-day financial operations within the MPA group of companies
  • Complete month end processes in a timely manner and accurately produce allocated month end balance sheet reconciliations within a tight deadline, liaising with other departments where necessary to ensure the correct figures are reported
  • Collate bank reconciliation to produce a monthly Dashboard showing the combined financial position of the group companies and influence strategic and operational decisions accordingly
  • Analyse income & expenses passing through the group bank accounts and arrange appropriate Inter-Account Transfer payments via the online banking platform
  • Monitoring MPA member accounts acting on irregularities and liaising with the MPA Membership Manager on annual subscription renewals and membership fee invoicing
  • Responsible for the preparation of the annual budgets and monthly governance accounts for the group including monitoring of events budgets
  • To ensure the accuracy of ledger balances and provide backup of the figures for audit purposes
  • Establish and maintain financial policies and procedures for the company making sure these are clearly documented and regularly reviewed
  • Research and investigate financial reports and market trends and track the company’s financial status and performance to identify areas opportunity and risk.

About you
We’re looking for applicants with extensive experience in a broad range of finance disciplines from day-to-day activities to the preparation of management accounts and budgets with the agility to adapt between strategic and tactical matters.  You’ll have exceptional attention to detail and time management, demonstrable experience of financial and analytical modelling skills, reconciliation, and experience using online accounting systems and software.

A positive and proactive self-starter, you’ll be able to plan and deliver key activities independently and communicate effectively to advise, coach and influence across all levels in the organisation.

Applicants should be full or part-qualified ACA, CIMA or ACCA.

About the MPA
The Music Publishers Association works on behalf of its wide-ranging membership to protect and enhance the rights of the music publishers and creators at the heart of British music’s extraordinary cultural and economic success story. We strive to be the catalyst for positive change in the music publishing community, by empowering our members and by advocating on behalf of our industry with passion, integrity, respect for others and with the creator at the heart of everything we do.

As well as safeguarding and championing the interests of its members, the MPA also owns and operates subsidiary businesses (together known as The MPA Group), including the Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) which is the UK collection society that licenses mechanical (or reproduction) copyrights on behalf of over 30,000 music publisher, songwriter, and composer members; and Printed Music Licensing Ltd (PMLL) which represents the rights of music publishers, issuing licences on their behalf to allow for the photocopying and arranging of sheet music as part of education and beyond.

The Music Publishers Association is a signatory to the Equality & Diversity Charter for Music and is committed to being a fair and inclusive employer. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and appoint on merit.


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