ByteDance – Finance Business Partner, Global Music (US)

Founded in 2012, ByteDance‘s mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. With a suite of more than a dozen products, including TikTok, as well as platforms specific to the China market, including Toutiao, Douyin, and Xigua, ByteDance has made it easier and more fun for people to connect with, consume, and create content.

Why Join Us

Creation is the core of ByteDance’s purpose. Our products are built to help imaginations thrive. This is doubly true of the teams that make our innovations possible.

Together, we inspire creativity and enrich life – a mission we aim towards achieving every day.

To us, every challenge, no matter how ambiguous, is an opportunity; to learn, to innovate, and to grow as one team. Status quo? Never. Courage? Always.

At ByteDance, we create together and grow together. That’s how we drive impact – for ourselves, our company, and the users we serve.

Join us.

About the Team

The vision of Global Music is to build a global community that enables users to discover, understand, create music, and express themselves and communicate with each other through music in the easiest manner. One of the key products under the Global Music team is SoundOn, which is an all-in-one platform powered by TikTok, designed to better service music creators through each step of their career — from TikTok integrated promotion tools to universal music distribution, from diverse monetization opportunities to smart music creation. SoundOn exists to give every music creator & label the power to authentically connect with new audiences and “”do music”” their way.

About the Role

ByteDance is seeking a stellar Finance Business Partner who will be one of the critical finance partners to drive the success of SoundOn & TikTok Artist Services business. This role is based in Los Angeles and San Jose. The new hire will work closely with TikTok Artist Services team to ensure the financial components of deals are optimized, be responsible for artist royalties including tracking, reporting and analysis. The new hire will play an integral role in assisting with the business decisions and will act as a strategic partner to the Global Music team.

  • Provide strategic support and advice to functional heads and senior finance managers
  • Carry out the Financial Planning process including developing near-term and long-term budget plans, monitoring budget implementation to ensure commitments are timely met, carrying out variance analysis and updating the budget/forecast periodically
  • Work closely with the Global Music team and other internal stakeholders to assess the viability and ROI of global campaigns, potential licensing, recording, production and other artist and music-related contracts, and be responsible for artist royalties tracking, reporting and analysis
  • Build, maintain and review appropriate internal controls and financial procedures related to SoundOn & Artist Services activities, and be responsible for optimizing the financial practices, policies, programs, and procedures
  • Partner with business units and provide insightful and quality financial advice to support the company’s business decision-making, and conduct industry analysis

Minimum Qualifications

  • Work experience in music industry finance-related role.
  • Ability to prioritize in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Thorough understanding of the financial aspects of recording and licensing contracts, as well as royalty administration and financial modeling in the music industry.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills.
  • Advanced in excel, word, PPT, etc. SQL and Power BI.
  • You are a great teammate and always have a positive and humble attitude.

ByteDance is committed to creating an inclusive space where employees are valued for their skills, experiences, and unique perspectives. Our platform connects people from across the globe and so does our workplace. At ByteDance, our mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. To achieve that goal, we are committed to celebrating our diverse voices and to creating an environment that reflects the many communities we reach. We are passionate about this and hope you are too.

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