Music is Universal
It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.
Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.
We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email Helen@umusic.com
The A Side: A Day in The Life
Universal Music is in the process of consolidating their Finance and Controlling solutions into a single Global solution primarily based around SAP. The solution has so far been rolled out across 23 countries including UK, France, Germany, USA and Japan. There are currently 21 countries awaiting SAP implementation with many of the rollouts being mid-flight.
UMG’s Global Finance Operations team consists of 20 members, and this position is centred around the RTR financial activities.
We are looking for a person with a solid finance background combined with a knowledge of IT systems and process to take an active and independent role in a team primarily focused on the responsibilities listed below.
The B Side: Skills & Experience
Discuss finance controlling scenarios with business end users, and adapt the requirements to the UMG SAP template, as you evaluate merits and ROI of business requirements (GAP analysis), ranging from small CR’s and GAPs to multiple projects.
Manage day-to-day interaction with the OpCo teams during the roll-out phase.
BPA will be responsible for serving as a bridge between end users and both IT and Support, including Europe, Asia and North America.
Managing change requests; analysing and delegating where appropriate.
Liaising with the Solution Architects as they realise the specification, build or configuration.
Delivering tasks in a timely fashion in order to avoid delays.
Working on multiple parallel projects at one time.
Travel will be required.
Solid experience in Financial Accounting, with emphasis on reporting.
Must be project minded with ability to prioritise workload to changing demands
Strong SAP knowledge as an end user (FI, CO, BW – PS would be a plus)
Strong command of English language (second language is desirable)
Excellent communication and people skills
Excellent presentation skills
Pro-active in managing workload
Change management experience.
Part qualified or above in CIMA or ACCA.
Experience from the media / content industry.
Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits
Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
Private Medical Insurance
25 paid days of annual leave
Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
Holiday Purchase scheme
Dental and Travel Insurance options
Cycle to Work Scheme
Salary Sacrifice Cars
Subsidised Gym Membership
Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)
Just So You Know…
The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.