BMG – Financial Analyst (f / m / d) Revenue Assurance (DE)

We are looking for a Financial Analyst (f / m / d) to support the Recordings Finance and Royalties activity of BMG, based in Berlin. You need to be highly organized and used to dealing with a high volume of information and data manipulation, ensuring that the research and analysis is solid with high quality, thoughtful conclusions that will be presented to senior management.

Your mission

Based in Berlin, you will be supporting the BMG Recordings global hub team which is centered in London. Activities will include among others

  • Ensure revenue from BMG’s global frontline registration and catalog business
  • Analyze information received from one of BMG’s main distribution and licensing partners, to ensure the completeness and accuracy of accounting
  • Perform market activity analysis to create an expectation of future revenue from key partners
  • Help obtain high-quality data to support monies received
  • Work with other hub members and revenue assurance team to produce trend and other analysis from monthly sales data
  • Liaise with royalty teams to identify changes and adjustments to artist royalties
  • Track recently integrated catalogs, analyzing revenue and sources
  • Support affiliate tracking exercises and global investment teams
Your profile
  • You already have relevant experience in the music industry
  • You have a very good analytical mind and data manipulation skills
  • You are able to question and challenge assumptions
  • You have the ability to present financial information to non-financial colleagues
  • Ideally, you have experience in revenue assurance or auditing
  • In addition, you are able to show initiative and work with attention to detail
  • Fluency in English and advanced Excel skills complete your profile
Now let’s see what is there for you
  • A fair and transparent business model and business structure
  • Varied and autonomous tasks, a teleworking policy and flexible working hours in a comfortable and pleasant working environment
  • Various opportunities for personal and professional development, including training, access to Bertelsmann University and LinkedIn Learning
  • A fun and respectful community of people passionate about music, including industry veterans who still have a great and unique story to share
What you need to know about us

BMG – founded in 2008 – is the world’s fourth largest music company, the world’s first new music player in the streaming age, and both a label and a music publisher. Named in 2020 as one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company, BMG’s pitch is unique – a constant focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 20 offices in 12 major music markets now represent more than three million songs and recordings, including many of the most renowned and successful catalogs in popular music history. BMG is owned by the international media, services and education company Bertelsmann, whose other content businesses include broadcaster RTL Group, trade book publisher Penguin Random House and magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr. With its multiplatform perspective, integrated technology platform, and commitment to helping artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best music company to do business with.

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