[PIAS] – Financial Analyst (UK)

Role: Financial Analyst

Reporting to: FPA Manager
Direct Reports: None
Location: 1 Bevington Path, London SE1 3PW

What we do

[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 FP&A and Commercial Finance support to the PLG / Integral businesses as well as preparing Group reporting deliverables and assisting with the year-end Audit process.

Key responsibilities:


  • Support Finance and Label Management through the monitoring and review of marketing spend.
  • Commercial Deal Appraisal analysis.
  • Managing artist advances reconciliation (recoupable costs, earnings, provisions) and royalty costs (recoupment and payable)
  • Providing PO support to the PLG / Integral businesses.
  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual budget and quarterly reforecasting cycles.  Ad hoc reporting and analysis

Group / Statutory Reporting:

  • Assist in the preparation of year-end accounts to include P&L, Balance Sheet reconciliations, variance analysis and commentary
  • Monthly review of Margin cost assumptions for UK entities
  • Preparation of annual manufacturing and stock movement reports.
  • Ownership of Wall of Sound / Fat Cat Annual accounts.
  • Assist with annual audit process
  • Reviewing ledger postings and ensuring transactional batches are coded correctly  Intercompany reconciliations across UK and Group

Skills and Experience

  • Part Qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, ACA)
  • Must be degree qualified
  • Previous related music industry experience within a financial role is essential
  • Able to manage multiple projects and conflicting priorities
  • High mathematical standard and excellent Excel skills
  • Ability to build relationships and interact with the wider business and senior management

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

What do we offer:

  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Great working environment – passion and love for music runs in our DNA
  • Financial Planning drop ins with our Company Financial Advisor
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Hybrid working model
  • Summer Fridays
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loans Interest Free
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • Monthly stock out
  • Free gig tickets and staff socials
  • Perkbox Employee Reward Scheme
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Enhanced family leave
  • A great team to work with

And much more!

[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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