BMG – Financial Analyst (f/m/d) Revenue Assurance (DE)

We are looking for a Financial Analyst (f/m/d) to support BMG’s Recordings Finance and Royalties business, based in Berlin. You must be highly organised and used to dealing with a high volume of information and data manipulation, ensuring research and analysis is robust with high quality & considered conclusions, which will be presented to senior management.

Your Mission

Based in Berlin you will support BMG’s Recordings worldwide hub team which is centred in London. Activities will include among others

  • Provide revenue assurance for BMG’s worldwide front-line and catalogue recordings businesses
  • Analyse information received from any of BMG’s key distribution and license partners, to ensure completeness and accuracy of accounting
  • Perform analysis of market activity to create an expectation of future revenues from key partners
  • Help obtain high quality data to support monies received
  • Working with other members of the hub and revenue assurance team to produce trend and other analysis from the monthly sales data
  • Liaise with royalty teams to identify changes and adjustments to artist royalties
  • Track recently integrated catalogues, by analysing income and sources
  • Supporting Affiliate tracking exercises and global investment teams
Your Profile
  • You already have relevant experience in the music industry
  • You have a very strong analytical mind-set and data manipulation skills
  • You are able to question and challenge assumptions
  • You have the ability to present financial information to non-finance colleagues
  • Ideally, you have experience in revenue assurance or auditing
  • In addition, you are able to use own initiative and work with attention to detail
  • Fluency in English and advanced Excel skills complete your profile
Now let’s see what’s in it for you
  • A fair and transparent business model and company structure
  • Varied and autonomous tasks, a home-office policy and flexible working hours in a comfortable and pleasant working atmosphere
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings, access to Bertelsmann University and LinkedIn Learning
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music including industry veterans who always have a great and unique story to share
What you should know about us

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 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.

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