Finance Operations Manager

  • ICE GmbH Jobportal
  • London
  • Published: 2022-06-09
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What is ICE?

ICE is the result of a big vision for the music industry. We sit at the exciting junction between technology, data and digital music consumption, addressing many of the industry’s biggest challenges. Based in the UK, Germany and Sweden, with a multi-national team of 250+ committed colleagues we are purpose-driven in our mission to enable accurate, transparent & fair compensation for songwriters and publishers on an international basis. We achieve this through our music licensing, processing and copyright services.

Our  team negotiates deals with digital music services such as YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and many other services who rely on & benefit from music in their services; innovatively address the data challenges involved in analysing epic volumes of global usage data to match written songs to recordings and calculate royalties based on terms from licensing deals and consolidate complex song ownership data from multiple sources to provide the industry’s most authoritative rights picture, underpinning accurate songwriter payments from a wide range of sources, this work has seen us distribute more than €1bn in digital royalties to our customers since 2016.

At ICE we are guided in our working culture by our values, and a firm commitment to Diversity & Inclusion. Working at ICE means demonstrating Respect for everyone by understanding and celebrating our differences, embracing the Creativity that comes from different perspectives and achieving Excellence by bringing out the best in people who can bring their whole selves to work. 
We work together, collaboratively, with equal participation and inclusion to do the best for our colleagues and customers.

You are responsible for:

  • Oversee all customer distributions and proactively report back to Finance Director
  • Attend all weekly specialist taskforce meetings for all customer distributions
  • Effective planning and scheduling of each distribution producing timelines and impact analysis
  • Conducting attentive quality assurance (QA) checks on all customer distributions
  • Optimisation and streamlining of internal distribution processes, procedures and systems to ensure the team are working effectively and within a controls focussed environment.
  • Deputise for FD when required on bi-monthly CODA performance with stakeholders
  • Responsible for ensuring distribution queries are responded to promptly and accurately.
  • Monitor the balance sheet (Royalties schedules)
  • Improving the delivery and assurance processes
  • Investigating and validating the reasons for QA discrepancies e.g. Volume discounts, Commission rates, bespoke manual requirements, taxes.
  • Build QA deadlines and follow up on Finance tasks which effect distribution to ensure prompt delivery
  • Regularly reviewing and ensuring CRM is updated Withholding Tax rates  & Commission rates
  • Lead on any end to end testing required.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Professionally qualified Accountant with significant post qualification experience
  • at least 3-5 years post qualification experience in an Operational Finance Role
  • Experience in senior finance roles, ideally also with some auditing background
  • Experience of working in a complex environment, including implementing strong processes and controls.
  • Experience leading a team and managing people
  • Royalties experience preferred, or similar industries involving data 
  • Preferable knowledge on withholding tax
  • Excellent Stakeholder Management Skills
  • Experience in a Service Provider role
  • Pro-active self starter able to suggest new strategies and improvements to systems.
  • Commercial mindset

We offer You:

  • Home Office working opportunities (including post-pandemic) 
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Dental Plan
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Free eye-care vouchers
  • Flexible hours
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Discounted Gym Membership
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme

Application Requirements:

In order for us to consider your application, we ask you to submit the following:
  • Your current CV
If your experience and capabilities match our required qualifications outlined above, we are very much looking forward to your application (only online). Please include your earliest available starting date.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and any other protected characteristic. 
We are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best throughout your application