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Andy Myerson

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Andy Myerson

Associate Director - Finance
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Finance Reporting & Planning Manager

London, England

Are you a qualified accountant looking for an entry point into the music industry? A Finance Reporting & Planning Manager is sought by a division of one of the world's major music companies; they are home to some of the globe's best known artists and possess a huge back catalogue of instantly recognisable music as well as operating other businesses designed to help aspiring artists take their music to a wider audience. They are growing and are looking for a bright, driven Finance Reporting & Planning Manager to join them. The Finance Reporting & Planning Manager will report to the Regional Finance Director and will support the company's publishing operations by providing reporting, planning and other commercial information. Specific duties include: Produce monthly reporting for main UK and various European trading entities. Prepare annual budget & monthly re-forecasts for UK and European entities. Develop and build models to calculate IRR / assess viability of proposed or new A&R deals. Perform royalty reconciliations and reviews to ensure all artist revenues are accounted correctly. Support the preparation of UK statutory accounts for trading & non-trading companies. Offer analytical / decision support to new & recurring business propositions; ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate for the post of Finance Reporting & Planning Manager will possess: - an accountancy qualification (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) and experience of working in industry. - knowledge of US GAAP in addition to experience of monthly reporting. - strong analytical skills and the ability to analyse large volumes of data to draw conclusions. - excellent interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail and the ability to deal with a range of stakeholders. - an interest in developing a career in the music industry.

Commercial Finance Manager (German Speaker)

London, England

A German speaking Commercial Finance Manager is sought by a global private equity backed technology business. They have been successful over a period of time (bonuses have been paid in full over the past few years) and are both developing new products and entering new markets - this is therefore a wonderful opportunity to join them. The Commercial Finance Manager will report to the Regional VP and will work with Sales Directors & Leadership teams to drive business & sales growth across the German, Austrian & Swiss businesses. Specific details include: Assist the sales team in qualifying sales opportunities providing impartial advice and guidance. Act as the finance lead by contributing to contract & bid negotiation; deliver profitable growth and satisfy customer requirements. Manage contract disputes and existing business including churn & renewals to drive business performance. Identify opportunities and implement solutions to drive business performance. Partner with sales management to add value to analysis and decision making. Build and develop relationships with leadership team, customers and key regional stakeholders. Challenge accepted ways of thinking; define innovative ways of working to best serve customers and business. The ideal candidate for the position of Commercial Finance Manager will be: A German speaker who has proven experience of supporting the sales function of an international business (technology, FMCG, retail or B2B sectors preferred). A qualified accountant or someone with relevant numerate experience. Someone with excellent analytical skills who enjoys challenging conventional thinking, customer negotiation and building relationships with internal & external stakeholders. An individual who is keen to progress internally.

Finance Business Partner

London, England

Cedar are exclusively recruiting a Finance Business Partner for one of the world's leading entertainment businesses. The role will support one of their premier sites - one which is due to host several globally recognised acts in 2020 with additional acts to be confirmed both for this year and beyond. The Finance Business Partner will be someone from a management accounting or analytical background and will provide support to the General Manager by driving profitability for the site. Duties will include: Provide high quality management information and detailed commercial financial analysis to support decision making. Prepare monthly forecasts / re-forecasts and associated reporting pack. Produce monthly packs (inc. KPIs & analysis) for monthly Business Review; attend review meeting. Ensure all journals are completed so month end can be closed swiftly and accurately. Work with event promoters and other third parties to ensure strong relationship management. Candidates for the post of Finance Business Partner should be: Qualified accountants with prior experience in a management accounting or analytical role. Able to represent the venue from a finance perspective and have sufficient maturity and gravitas. Interested in the entertainment industry (e.g. music, comedy, entertainment etc...). Focused on working with non-finance stakeholders and keen to challenge historic thinking. Comfortable in a stand alone finance role and in possession of sufficient interpersonal & influencing skills to ensure they can succeed on the role. Salary: To £55000 + bens