Royalties Business Manager

Job details
  • Job Ref: TC0001
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Ilford
  • Salary: £27,000 - £33,000 pa

Working with a fun, fast paced and dynamic team you will undertake day to day support for an exciting portfolio of clients within the music/entertainment sectors. Typical client base includes; Recording Artists, Touring Artists, Songwriters, Music Producers, Artist Managers, Booking Agents, Recording Studios, Record Labels, Music Publishers, Music Merchandisers, Creative Design Agents, Authors, Actors, Social Media & TV Presenters.

 Key Responsibilities


  • Creating and maintaining royalty accounts
  • Preparation, review and completion of royalty statements
  • Review and analysis of contracts.
  • Facilitating the payment of royalties to artists and other recipients in a timely manner. 
  • Researching historical royalty payments in response to client queries.
  • Assist on any other royalties projects as and where needed

Business Management

  • To undertake day to day bookkeeping and business management for a portfolio of clients. 
  • Assist with the handling of the portfolio’s financial and personal affairs, whilst meeting the needs and client’s expectations.
  • Processing sales invoices, receipts and payments.
  • Completing and filing of client VAT Returns and EC sales lists.
  • Identifying issues and resolving.
  • Liaising directly with clients and suppliers on queries to ensure timely completion and a professional manner.
  • Providing credit control services for client portfolio.
  • Preparing client cash flow reports and forecasting. 
  • Tour accounting including preparing reports for tour support, 360 commission and other reports in respect of mitigating withholding taxes
  • Preparing monthly management accounts.
  • Dealing with financial paperwork and responding to HMRC queries.
  • Settlement of all client invoices and tax liabilities to meet deadlines.
  • Preparation of UK Certificates of Residence, A1’s and international withholding tax forms.
  • Direct client facing role that requires a confident and professional approach to client servicing.
  • Knowledge of Payroll and Pensions required as Business Manager would need to liaise with the client on a monthly basis to ascertain changes needed.

Your Experience

  • Prior experience working within an environment servicing music and entertainment clients. 
  • Previous experience with software packages including Quick Books and Xero are a bonus.
  • AAT qualified and/or suitable/relevant book-keeping/business management experience.
  • Knowledge of VAT rules, Accounts, Tax, Payroll and Royalties desirable.

Key skills

  • Royalties analysis
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Highly organised.
  • An excellent self-starter that demonstrates initiative but also a team player who has the ability and desire to support other members of the team.
  • A great communicator.
  • Confident approach to client communications.
  • Takes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of his/her work, with a clear understanding of what and when to flag issues or gather further information on queries from colleagues or the client directly.

Additional Information

  • Outstanding progression opportunities 
  • 25 days holiday (plus statutory)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Highly social environment
  • Access to client gigs/events

Please apply on line or contact Thomas for more information on this exciting new career opportunity.

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