Live Nation – Tour Finance Director – Tour Accountant (APAC)

Position Title: Tour Finance Director – Tour Accountant

Date: March 2024
Role Type: Permanent full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Asia Pacific

Objective of the position

Live Nation is the world’s leading provider of live entertainment, promoting more than 40,000 shows
annually for over 5,000 artists across 46 countries. Across Asia, we deliver the best all-round
entertainment offering, with international headline concert tours, intimate boutique music events, family
entertainment, comedy, festivals and much more.

The Tour Finance Director will work closely with the SVP Touring and VP Touring to assist with the
budgeting, advancing and settlement process of our Club, Theatre, Arena and Stadium tours across Asia.
As part of the Asia Touring team, you will work closely with the President of Asia Pacific Touring, Tour
Directors, Promoters and local finance teams ensuring all financial aspects relating to a tour are accurately
provided and settled with Artist Management and Tour Accountants.

From budget planning, to preparation, execution and follow up, you will liaise with the artist management,
agents, and internal departments to oversee the successful delivery of the tour finances.

Key Responsibilities
  • Support the Asia Touring Team and local markets through building, reviewing, and updating tour budgets, reports and Settlements.
  • Liaise with LN Production Rep and local finance to ensure production cost budgets are up to date and accurate, plus all quotes and final invoices are provided in a timely manner for settlement.
  • Prepare tour settlement packs in advance of each tour for internal review and liaise with show representative to present and agree show settlements with Artist representatives.
  • Work closely with relevant Production and Tour Managers, Agents, Venues, Vendors where appropriate to ensure costs are being managed across a tour.
  • Highlight and explain variances and reduce the financial uncertainty around each tour.
  • Liaise with local finance teams to obtain settlements, review, and negotiate any points of issue, agree funds transfers.
  • Facilitate artist deposit payments, interim payments, as required.
  • Arrange cash float in advance for tours, through the finance department.
  • Key contact on the ground during the tour, available to provide support and approval for request from the Tour/Agent.
  • Prepare artists show settlements and fee reconciliations for settlement with Promoter, Agent or Artist tour accountant as required.
  • Work closely with Promoter, Agent (or artist management) and tax agent to ensure Withholding Tax being calculated correctly.
  • Provide artist or artist tax accountant with Tax Certificates as required.
  • Ensure VIP has provided you with the settlement and fee reconciliations within the required deadlines.
  • Ensure Marketing has provided you with the final spend and settlement pack within the required deadlines.
  • Ensure the finance department has Tour settlements in a timely manner for month end reporting.
  • Complete and manage the Tour Report and Final Tour Cross Settlement and Payment Summaries.
  • Ensure all event related reports/summaries/invoices saved in tour folders.
  • Save payment remittances & supporting documents in tour folder.
  • Actively review settlement process to identify efficiencies / improvements.

Required Skills and Experience
  • An excellent communicator and team player
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral, with attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management with ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritise.
  • You must possess excellent core accounting skills and have an exceptional knowledge of Excel.
  • Relevant arena level tour accountant experience from a live music or events background desired.
  • 5-10 years working experience in an accounting function and/or international touring preferable.
  • You are highly inquisitive, not afraid to ask questions and constructively challenge, to understand other perspectives and what you need to know to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Ability to solve complex problems with confidence and offer practical solutions to challenges that arise.
  • Capable in building strong relationships across different departments internally and manage and develop relationships with external stakeholders.
  • You must be organised, agile and proactively engage in continuous learning development.
  • Good knowledge of major ticketing audits and reports (Ticketmaster, Ticketek, Moshtix etc) is an advantage.
  • Willing to travel

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