Constant Artists – Part-Time Bookkeeper (US)

The Internet, California
Employment Type: Part-Time

Constant Artists Overview

Founded in 2004, Constant Artists (“CA”) is a creative artist management company based in Los Angeles specializing in the intersection of art, music, and culture. We currently represent Future Islands, Sudan Archives, Explosions in the Sky, Parra, Washed Out, Vagabon and Wolf Parade.

We provide exclusive worldwide management and consulting services to an established roster of musicians, visual artists, producers and composers, and we pride ourselves on working with the most talented artists in their respective fields.

Position Overview

The Part-Time Bookkeeper position is an important inward-facing role, overseeing our books and communicating with our external partners about company and client related financial matters.

This position is typically based in Los Angeles, but due to our current remote work set up, applicants based in North America, or applicants able to work during North American business hours may apply.

To Be Considered, You Must
  • Be fully committed to being an enthusiastic, active member of a small and busy team
  • Be willing to drive forward the vision for Constant and the success of it’s clients
  • Do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Really want this. There aren’t many of these roles available, and we’re looking for someone who wants to be a high contributing, long term member of our team

Position Requirements, Preferences and Details
  • 2+ years in a full-time position that has utilized the skills referenced above, in a similar company (business management firm, entertainment agency, etc). You won’t have the luxury of learning how to perform this job as you go
  • Outstanding written and interpersonal communication and people skills, with artists, vendors, and partners
  • Personal initiative and a proactive, problem-solving mindset
  • Ability to work with and maintain confidential data
  • Ability to prioritize effectively and efficiently and always be searching for ways to become more efficient
  • Broad knowledge of financial and accounting analysis, best practices, procedures, and principles
  • Track record of supporting multiple projects at once with tight deadlines
  • An ability to report to and inform senior management efficiently, presenting all necessary information needed to spur decision making
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance, accounting, or related field
  • Salary commensurate with experience

You Will Be Responsible For
  • Annual & quarterly budgeting / forecasting
  • Commissioning from our clients
  • A/P and A/R
  • Bank and investment reconciliations
  • Journal entry posting
  • Payroll and benefits management
  • HR / office management functions
  • Company insurance policy oversight and upkeep
  • Vendor contact and relationship
  • Financial statement preparation
  • Coordinating with various colleagues and client partners to obtain support required for various analyses
  • Liaising with various departments to obtain information as necessary

The ideal candidate is a genuine fan of the artists we work with, and is equal parts tireless, patient, efficient, and excited about the future of the arts

Confidentiality, diplomacy, reliability, and flexibility are requirements for success in this role

[Author’s Note: If you know your resume or your experience lacks one or more of the requirements or preferences above, get out in front of it, and explain in your cover letter (we know – very 90’s – but you’d be surprised how helpful (for us) writing samples can be). We do read all of them, and it’s usually clear who wants a job (period), and who wants this job. We’re looking for the latter.]

Applicants Who Do Not Provide The Following Materials Will Not Be Considered
  • One page cover letter explaining your interest in this specific position
  • One page resume (if it’s longer than one page, please edit)
  • One page of references with contact information (no “references upon request” please – consider your references requested)
  • Your salary requirements

All applications must be made via this application page. Feel free to ping a staffer if you know one (initiative!) and ask them to push you to the top of the pile, but make sure that’s happening in addition to your application being submitted here, or the HR robot we’re leasing to conduct this search won’t let you pass.

Unfortunately due to the volume of applicants we receive with every job posting, we aren’t able to respond to every application. We don’t have a set hiring cut off for this position, as we’re looking for the best available applicant(s), so the position is open until it’s not.

Thanks very much for your interest in this position, and we look forward to hearing from all qualified applicants.

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