Firebird – Junior Management Accountant (UK)

Position: Junior Management Accountant

Department: Firebird UK/Finance
Type of Employment: Full Time
Location: London
Location Type: Hybrid
Reports To: UK Group Controller & VP of Finance
Salary Range: £35,000 – £40,000

About Firebird

Firebird is a next generation music company providing career and brand guidance to over 1,000 artists worldwide to help them develop and grow broader global audiences and build longer lasting, higher impact, more profitable careers. Redefining the intersection of music, technology and finance, Firebird has rich expertise across the spectrum of artist management and intellectual property creation, from traditional endeavors like touring and recording, to cutting edge marketing and consumer product development, to emerging digital platforms from gaming to AI.

Firebird’s roster of partners includes some of the most important companies across the various aspects of the music landscape today including Red Light Management, Mick Management, Transgressive, Defected, Ntertain, Tape Room, Easier Said and many more.

Job Summary

In this role you will be responsible for full-cycle bookkeeping for multiple entities who utilize Firebird’s Shared Services department. This is a unique opportunity to be a foundational and integral part of our growing Shared Services team in the United Kingdom. This role will liaise with and support teams at all of our UK portfolio companies regularly from a financial operations perspective.

Key Responsibilities
  • Process all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable, record and reconcile all payments
  • Onboard new suppliers and customers, sort any issues with setup
  • Monitor cash and credit card balances between entities, advise if transfers are needed
  • Book all expense reports, credit cards, etc, in accordance with company policies, sort any issues with employees
  • Account reconciliation (banks, credit cards, etc)
  • Assist with month-end responsibilities, stay on top of open items that would delay close
  • Ensure intercompany balances are correct, adjust as needed
  • Maintain / index a searchable repository of KYC documentation
  • Maintain / update approval routing matrices in all systems for each company
  • Maintain / update integrity of core data in all systems, review and reconcile monthly
  • Aim to achieve efficiencies, question / challenge any processes or workflows which seem excessive, outdated, manual or cumbersome
  • Monthly and quarterly journal entries, accrual preparation and posting

Experience / Qualifications
  • 2 years bookkeeping experience (minimum), preferably in the music industry
  • Previous experience with accounting, banking and expense software
  • Proficient knowledge of GAAP and VAT
  • Tech-forward, solutions driven
  • Detail oriented, and autonomous
  • Must love music!