TaP Music – Head of Finance (UK)


Based near Old Street, London, you’ll be a fully qualified Accountant, reporting to our Co-President and taking care of all aspects of financial direction and accounting function in the group.

As a member of the senior executive team, you will also contribute to the leadership, strategy and management of the organisation.

  • Assume responsibility for all aspects of financial direction in the business.
  • Contribute to the development of company policies and procedure.
  • Support and develop the finance team; managing one person.
  • Management of the month end, year end, statutory accounts, and audit process for all TAP entities. • Cash flow management and forecasting
  • Prepare and manage budgets.
  • Ensure high-quality financial reporting and analysis is produced for senior management. •
  • Establish timely reviews of current operating performance and processes and analyse operations for growth or cost control or efficiency opportunities.
  • Regularly review actual results against goals and provide senior management with an early warning of any deviations and provide variance analysis.
  • Approve expense reports in line with agreed budgets and TAP’s financial policies and procedures.
  • Liaise with external accountants for outsourced functions.
  • Ensure that company financial systems are functional and upgraded when needed.
  • Oversee day-to-day accounts processes, ledgers, payments, credit control, bank reconciliations, inter company reconciliations.
  • Ensure that Finance is at all times closely integrated with and positively supports the business, providing employees at all levels with the necessary information to maximise profitability and efficiency.
  • Oversee royalty accounting, including artist, producer and writer royalty statements.
  • Management of staff benefits.

  • Professional accounting qualification.
  • At least five years post qualification experience ideally in a record company, publisher, manager, or in a music accountancy firm.
  • Highly numerate & analytical.
  • Experience using Xero.
  • Experience of managing and developing staff.
  • Experience of processing and organising large data sets.
  • Experience of royalty calculation, analysis and software and an understanding of most types of music contracts (reading agreements, publishing agreements etc).
  • Ability to prepare, summarise and interpret data in a concise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to work with a high level of accuracy and meet strict deadlines.