Distribution Analyst (2year FTC)

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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.
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 Licensing 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.

Our Online Processing team 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. We collaborate widely across the industry to develop best practice.

Our Copyright experts 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.
Based in the UK, Germany and Sweden, with a multi-national team of 250+ committed colleagues working together each day to benefit rightsholders, this work has seen us distribute more than €1bn in digital royalties to our customers since 2016.

To work at ICE is to be part of modern working environments and practices. We are guided internally by our values of Excellence, Creativity and Respect and are committed to Diversity & Inclusion.

We are looking for a:
                                           Distribution Analyst (2 year fixed term contract)

To deliver tasks and processes in support of ICE Services’ critical monthly financial distribution service to its customers; includes supporting with planning, scheduling and completion of quality control checks on all distributions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support in ICE Services commitments to its customers for the distribution of online royalties, including reconciling system output and quality control checks.
  • Completing reconciliations for distribution accounts and adhering to strict deadlines.
  • Reviewing bank payment files and completing specific checks for both accuracy and unusual activity.
  • Communicating issues to the Finance Director/Senior Finance Analyst and liaising with support teams as and when required.
  • Review of distribution schedules, completing specific checks and reconciliations to a high degree of accuracy.
  • Assist with Customer queries relating on monthly distributions.
  • Preparing finance journals as and when required.
  • Supporting team in completion of year end and internal audit requests.
  • Ad hoc tasks, involving analysis of finance and distribution systems.

Minimum Requirements:

Key skills:
  • Excellent financial modelling skills and experience.
  • Excellent data gathering, reporting and analysis skills.
  • Excellent excel skills – e.g. pivot tables, V-Lookups.
  • Strong Stakeholder Engagement
  • Experience in the use of accounting systems and accounting principles.
  • Experience with financial planning and reporting systems, such as Cognos BI would also be highly advantageous.
  • Experience within an analytical role and/or high volume transactional company desirable
  • Self-motivated with good organisational and communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.
Person profile:
  • Act corporately and work effectively across organisational boundaries and build effective liaisons that deliver high standards, collaborative working and integrated solutions.
  • Recognises the relationship between own work and the objectives of the team and wider business.
  • Able to work easily on own initiative but also in close conjunction with key individuals across different teams.
  • Intellectual flexibility, able to grasp complex issues and data patterns quickly.
  • Imagination, flair, tenacity, flexibility & innovation.
  • Promote and support innovative thinking and a flexible way to solving problems.
  • Consider opportunities which will add value to the business and meet organisational goals.
  • Directly influence the organisation by striving to continuously improve through challenging the status quo.
  • Critically evaluates information to identify potential errors and checks that information is complete.

We offer You:

  • Flexible working
  • Private Medical Healthcare
  • Life Assurance & Group Income Protection
  • Competitive Pension 
  • Competitive Holiday Package
  • Dental Plan
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Gym membership
  • Season Ticket Loan

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.