Associate Director of Finance & Strategy (all genders)

Universal Music Central Europe (‘UM CE’) – Universal Music GmbH
Michael Kiwanuka 2019 - CMS Source_c
Michael Kiwanuka 2019 - CMS Source_c
Universal Music is the market leader of the music business. The world’s most famous music labels belong to us. We have been writing music history for over 100 years representing numerous local and international artists across all genres. Our accomplishments are driven by our love for music, extraordinary artists and our ambitious team.
Based in Berlin, you are part of a team that bridges between the regional executive team and the various management teams across 15+ countries under the UM CE umbrella. Financial responsibilities of your role include analysing and evaluating OpCo performance, while Strategic responsibilities aim at business growth and development. You report to the Senior Director of Finance & Strategy at UM CE and work closely with the management team of UM CE.
You want to become part of our team? Then apply as our new Associate Director of Finance & Strategy (all genders) for UM CE. This is a permanent full-time position available effective from now.

Your key responsibilities:
  • Analyse and coordinate the forecasting and planning process (incl. top-down planning, mgmt. meetings, financial roll-up, presentation materials for executive discussions)
  • Regular financial review of OpCo financials to assess financial performance and outlook, and ensure integrity of the financial statements
  • Standardise workflows and analysis across the region and collaborate on centrally developed initiatives
  • Define and conduct financial benchmarking across territories
  • Review key artist deal proposals and prepare materials for management discussions
  • Perform competitive & market analyses aimed at understanding the evolution and growth areas of the (music) entertainment & tech industries
  • Identify and evaluate strategic growth opportunities (investments / acquisitions, strategic partnerships)
  • Manage buy-side M&A deals (incl. due diligences, strategic- & financial evaluation)

Your professional profile:
  • You have 3+ years of experience from a role in strategic finance (e.g. Investment Banking, Management Consulting, Venture Capital, or Corporate Development)
  • You have a bachelor’s degree preferably in business, economics, law or other related fields; a CPA / MBA is a plus
  • You have superior analytical, problem solving, and financial modelling skills and can apply those in a fast-paced environment handling multiple assignments
  • You are very strong in evaluating business opportunities and presenting your findings in a highly structured manner
  • You have profound financial accounting knowledge and can assess the operational performance of a business based on its financial statements
  • You have proficiency in financial systems (i.e. Hyperion Financial Management / Smartview Reporting, SAP and BPC Planning), or are open to develop it
  • You speak English fluently and are at least proficient in German

Your personality matters:
  • You have a high level of intellectual curiosity around the (music) entertainment industry and its intersection with tech and entrepreneurship
  • You are communicative, a strong team player, and able to build relationships quickly across all organizational levels
  • You feel comfortable with a diverse and creative environment, are self-motivated and want to take on significant responsibilities
Who we are:
  • Music embodies emotion, creativity, adventure, tradition and innovation at the same time – as a team we pursue the constant desire to advance the Universal Music project
  • Diversity, mutual appreciation and tolerance – both human and musical – are essential for us. Therefore, diversity and inclusion are constantly supported and promoted by People & Culture and our Better Together initiative
  • We live an open communication and thrive as a team – for this purpose we meet at eye level with an informal “you” across all hierarchies
  • In our business it is important to make good decisions quickly: We count on proactive employees who think ahead and find uncomplicated solutions
  • Together we take responsibility, even beyond our daily business, which is why we are actively committed to more sustainability and environmental protection through our Sustainability Workgroups
Our benefits for you:
  • Be mobile at any time and benefit from BVG benefits, our job-bike leasing offer and our home office policy
  • Keep on growing and developing through various workshops and trainings
  • Receive support for all challenges in life – professional and private – through independent consulting and coaching services
  • Stay healthy through various sports activities and healthy food in our subsidized canteen
We are looking forward to receiving your online application via our application form! Please upload your documents (letter of motivation, CV, references) as files and state your earliest starting date and salary expectations.
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