Exceleration Music – Head of Accounting & Business Administration (US/UK)

About the Company

Exceleration Music invests in the future of independent labels and artists. The Company launched in 2020, and is co-led by proven independent music executives. Exceleration offers personalized solutions to entrepreneurs seeking capital to achieve growth as well as those trying to achieve liquidity or an honorable exit — preserving and enhancing the legacies of both the entrepreneurs and their artists alike. The Company is actively reviewing acquisitions and partnerships and has already acquired the jazz label Candid Records, invested in legendary blues label Alligator Records, and has entered into a partnership with The Ray Charles Foundation to jointly issue special releases from the Ray Charles vault. Learn more at www.excelerationmusic.com.

Position Summary/Responsibilities

The Head of Accounting & Business Administration will have responsibilities and perform functions within numerous areas of the business, including general accounting, AP/AR, budgeting, financial reporting, timely monthly, quarterly and annual reporting, audit management, financial planning and analysis, forecasting, royalties administration, personnel administration, asset administration, systems implementation and other general business matters. The primary responsibilities will be to ensure the efficient and accurate management of the company’s accounting and financial information and administrative systems and to provide the Partners, investors, and other team members with clear decision-making tools and visibility into the financial performance of the business. Beyond this, it is important for any candidate to understand that the company is a new and dynamic with a developing and flat organizational structure. As such, our team members will be asked to perform a wide range of functions, sometimes contributing in areas that are not necessarily specified in their job description.

Reporting

The Head of Accounting & Business Administration reports directly to the Partners responsible for accounting, finance and general administration. External and internal staff will support this position as necessary and feasible.

Location

Flexible. Colleagues are working virtually and currently based in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York, London and other locations.

Requirements
  • 4 or more years of accounting in a recorded music or other music ecosystem company.
  • Working knowledge of royalty accounting and other nuances of music industry finance and accounting.
  • CPA is a plus, but not a requirement.
  • Capability to manage external accounting firms, other professional service providers and staff, especially as the company grows.
  • Strong understanding of and appreciation for the independent ethos.
  • Naturally curious, creative problem solver who can diagnose situations and is resourceful and collaborative about solutions.
  • Self-starter, leader / doer with the capacity to work independently.
  • Highest integrity and work ethic.
  • Excellent leader and team player with strong communication skills.
Compensation

A competitive salary and benefits package will be offered, commensurate with the role and the relevant experience of the final hire.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. Further, the company strives to create a diverse, welcoming, equitable and inclusive environment for all applicants, employees, member companies and partners.

Contact

To apply or recommend a qualified candidate, please send a resume to [email protected] and include “Head of Accounting 2021” in the subject line.

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