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Client Finance Manager

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20 Jun 2021

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- Fast-growing Entertainment Group

- Management of Client Payments Function

- £50-65,000 (dep on exp) + superb benefits

Exciting opportunity to join this multiple award-winning UK entertainment indie that is an employer of choice and already has an extremely impressive & prestigious client base.

They are now looking for an experienced Client Finance Manager to manage the payments function for their thriving Artist Management division.

Reporting to the FD you will manage the day-to-day operations of the payments function providing effective finance partnering to the Client Management team and timely processing of payments.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversee the end to end accounting processes that accompany each transaction, as well as income forecasting
  • Provide weekly updates of commission income forecasts to senior management team, working closely with Managers to agree the latest figures
  • Work with Managers to produce annual budget and quarterly reforecasts, both full-year and monthly phasing
  • Provide commentary and analysis on month-end management results and contribute to management accounting pack
  • Continue to improve & develop processes by building a greater understanding of the wider company processes and ways of working
  • Regularly interact with Management Department and work together to identify improvements to the payments process and resolve any issues that may arise
  • Daily tracking of bank receipts and open items; regularly seeking information on unidentified receipts
  • Identification and allocation of receipts, generation, and approval of client statements, effecting daily payments and commission transfers
  • Build relationships and trust with managers and a solid understanding of clients and the types of work undertaken
  • Manage the client payments team and provide guidance, training and development where needed

Required Experience:
  • Ideally experience as a Client Finance Manager in another artist management business
  • Otherwise experience as a Transactional (AP/AR) Manager in another media/entertainment business would be essential
  • Previous experience of setting up, managing and improving processes in a high volume environment is also mandatory
  • Ability/passion for developing/motivating a team
  • Can-do attitude and ability to quickly build relationships with financial/non-financial stakeholders
  • Organised, self-motivated, and focused on constantly improving the processes and function
  • Motivated to be part of an exciting, growing business and the drive to become a key player in taking the business forward
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