Dales Evans – Junior Bookkeepers, Assistant Manager, Manager & Senior Manager – Touring & Business Management department (UK)

Dales Evans is based in Marylebone, in the West End of London, and is a leading music & entertainment specialist firm of accountants, business managers and tax advisors. We currently operate a flexible working environment, subject to team requirements and workload. 

Dales Evans is expanding its entertainment & business management teams and is recruiting positions for Junior Bookkeepers and an Assistant Manager, Manager and Senior Manager. The successful candidates will become part of a day‐to‐day team for a range of the industry’s most exciting music clients, which the company has grown over the past 25+ years. We provide a full‐service approach to our clients and have teams specialising in personal/corporate tax, VAT, accounting, business management, tour management, recording and music publishing royalties.

Duties and responsibilities will include:

Bookkeeper 

Day‐to‐day client bookkeeping & business management, tasks including:

  • Monthly bank reconciliations.
  • Preparing quarterly VAT returns.
  • Preparing ad‐hoc payroll requests such as P11D’s.
  • Payroll submissions from HR and preparing HMRC tax payments.
  • Managing sales day books, raising invoices for touring, recording/publishing, royalties, and other business activities.
  • Credit Control.
  • Preparing monthly management accounts, tour accounting, management commission reports, royalty accounting and cash flow forecasts.
  • Year‐end statutory accounts file preparation, and assisting the Accounts team.
  • Client currency, balances, and treasury work.
  • Preparing bank payment runs and supplier instalment payments.
  • Monitoring client household activities, domestic expenses. 
Business Management 
  • Domestic and International tour management.

Including but not limited to: 

  • Managing and processing tour payment runs.
  • Preparing routing summaries, tour budgets and withholding tax estimations.
  • Corresponding with client management/agents/tour staff and raising invoices for performance fees.
  • Preparing Budget vs Actual tour accounts, variance analysis, merchandise income review and commissions payable.
  • Assisting in preparing UK FEU, and international tax applications for non‐resident performers, and UK performers overseas.
  • Review and management of bookkeeping staff.
Manager/Senior Manager
  • Assistant manager would assist managers in this role
  • Senior manager forms part of the company’s Senior Management Team

Including but not limited to:

  • ­Manage a varied portfolio of roughly 20‐30 clients from sole traders to large international artists
  • Dealing with all day‐to‐day running of the clients’ business management including;
    • Reviewing daily payment runs
    • Reviewing bookkeeping work
    • Reviewing VAT returns
    • Reviewing tour accounts (budget vs actual)
    • Reviewing royalty analysis
    • Reviewing payroll
    • Reviewing year end accounts and tax returns

Liaising directly with clients, client management, customers and suppliers

  • Completing and reviewing budgets, cashflow projections, management commission reports and management accounts
  • Liaise with insurance brokers to place relevant insurances for clients
  • Arrange set up of new clients, to include opening business bank accounts
  • Ad hoc tax work
  • Worldwide tax planning in relation to international touring
  • Other ad hoc work that arises
  • Managing staff within the team, to include training and performance appraisals
Skills & Qualifications Required 
  • AAT/ACCA/ACA qualification, or industry experience of 1+ years, appropriate to role
  • College or University qualification in business/accountancy, or other relevant
  • Previous experience of Xero, or other recognised accounting software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
Equal Opportunities

Dales Evans & Co Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and encourages individuals to develop their professional and personal aspirations, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age or disability. We operate a diverse and inclusive working environment in which individuals are able to make best use of their skills.

Please apply to [email protected]

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