[PIAS] – Accounts Assistant (UK)

[PIAS] champions and supports the best independent music in the world across our unrivalled international network. Established in 1982, we operate 16 global offices – all leveraging local relationships to influence local gatekeepers.

Our Mission
  • To be at the very heart of the independent music ecosystem
  • To relentlessly and passionately discover, promote, market, sell and distribute the music of independent labels and artists.
  • To spread the music we champion with passion, integrity and care. To help it encounter audiences and success.
  • To constantly challenge ourselves to improve.
What you’ll be doing

Providing transactional finance support to the label group and distribution businesses as well as assisting with the year-end Audit process.

Key responsibilities:
  • Ownership of UK Overhead, US and Harmonia Mundi UK AP transaction bookings including: Vendor set ups, bill processing, Coding PO’s, processing and applying payments, reporting and be the point of contact for all queries
  • Assist with label queries, process payments and send label documents
  • Process weekly, month end and ad hoc payment runs
  • Process monthly Direct Debits / Standing Orders
  • Ownership of monthly manufacturing process, including: maintaining a control account, process recharge bookings, VAT postings, reporting, and be the point of contact for all queries.
  • Completion of all Companies house / Office for National Statistics information requests
  • Monthly review of suspense control account in each UK entity
  • Manage Ad hoc contra bookings between AR/AP
  • Bank transfers
  • Assist with annual audit
  • Ad hoc reporting, reconciliations or assistance as required
Skills and Experience
  • Previous experience working in a Finance function is required.
  • A Level or equivalent including GCSE grade C or above in Math’s and English or with some equivalent accountancy qualification or experience
  • Logical, methodical approach, with high attention to detail.
  • Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities
  • High mathematical standard and excellent Excel skills is essential
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with the wider business and senior management
  • Previous related music industry experience within a financial role is desirable
Personal attributes
  • Gravitas and integrity
  • Takes initiative and capitalises on opportunity
  • Adaptable within a dynamic, changing environment
  • Works to build up credibility and rapport at all levels of the business.
  • Takes personal accountability for achieving individual and shared goals
  • Organised, efficient and effective with strong communication skills
  • Passionate about music

[PIAS] is an equal opportunities employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to a working environment where no one will be treated less favorably on grounds of their sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or age.

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