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Accounting Finance Manager at Kobalt
New York City, NY, US

JOB SUMMARY

Joining a growing NY based Finance team, reporting to the Director of Accounting, the Finance Manager will be responsible for the accounting duties associated with their assigned Business Unit. The Finance Manager is also responsible for partnering with the business on the financial aspects of department operations.

The Finance team is split across the UK & US and is responsible for accounting and FP&A.

BACKGROUND

Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

We’re currently 640 people based across 10 offices and we’re still growing!

WHAT DOES A FINANCE MANAGER DO AT KOBALT DO?

  • First point of contact with the BU team;
  • Preparation of reports and financials:
  • Monthly Business Unit revenue pack for presentation to CFO
  • Monthly management accounts including variance analysis
  • BU inputs into quarterly business unit packs
  • Annual statutory accounts;
  • Posting of revenue journals
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Liaising with the Finance Central Services team for payments;
  • Manage Finance Assistants if appropriate
  • Input to tax returns & Regulatory filings
  • Ad-hoc Finance projects

 

WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?  

  • Accounting or Finance Degree – ideally CPA – in growth companies
  • 5+ years accounting experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills – including ability to work with and challenge others
  • Strong team player and proactive approach to work
  • Strong organisational skills / prioritisation
  • Desired: NetSuite accounting experience
  • Desired: Music industry experience



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