Licensing Audit Consultant

PRS For Music
North London
£25,000 - £29,999
23 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity within our Audit team for an Audit Consultant to work across our offices in Kings Cross and Streatham.

About Us

PRS for Music Limited is the UK's leading collection society, bringing together two collection societies: the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society and the Performing Right Society. We undertake collective rights management for musical works on behalf of over 140,000 members. We pay royalties to our members when their work is performed, broadcast, streamed, downloaded, reproduced, played in public or used in film and TV.We support them by influencing policy, supporting and hosting awards and events, and investing in new technology to ensure we're fit for the digital music age.

About the Role

The Audit Consultant will provide statistical analysis and administrative support to the PRS for Music . Create high level management reporting; communicating on all aspects of the PRS for Music licensee audit programme. Assist the team in ensuring efficient working practices, delivering procedural changes and forging and maintaining strong working relationships with internal stakeholders.

The Audit Consultant will work along-side the Senior Audit Manager to audit and monitor the strategy for PRS for Music's Licensing division. Working with the manager to implement the set strategy, and continue the programme of audits of key broadcast, online and recorded media customers, which maximises the revenues back to MCPS and PRS members.

Some other duties will include:
  • Maintaining detailed management information and generating KPI (key performance indicators) to support department objectives.
  • Responsibility for organisation and creation of PRS for Music committee papers and meetings. Liaising with data teams across PRS for Music including third parties.
  • Responsibility for managing a portfolio of external customer audit examinations, which will include direct settlement negotiations with licensees as well as providing support to the Senior Audit Manager and team as necessary.
  • Using market and statistical analysis to profile/assess new examination targets
  • Collating and preparing data from internal Revenue Division databases and preparing it for use by our appointed auditors.

About You

You will have proven experience of creating high level reports for management with statistical analysis. You will enjoy working as part of a wider team with a focus on building close working relationships and being collaborative. The ideal candidate will have significant experience of planning, execution and reporting on audits and experience of managing multiple third-party service providers. Has the ability to problem solve and time management within a fast-moving environment.

You will be able to:
  • Critically evaluate information and records to identify potential errors and checks that information is complete
  • Be a self-starter; Prioritises work load, recognising the short and long term implications of own actions on the business
  • Take responsibility for achieving objectives, highlighting potential problems in a timely manner.
  • Challenge plans and processes to ensure best practice; does not take information and instructions at face value
  • Show pride and commitment to our business, wanting to be part of its success

Education and Skills Requirements
  • Educated to degree standard or with relevant professional qualification.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft applications.
  • High level of excel knowledge and data interrogation skills.

Why PRS?

PRS for Music is a forward-thinking music copyright company with a focus on being the number one rights management company in the world. We live by our values they are deeply ingrained in our company culture. We want to help you grow throughout your career, so we have plenty of development opportunities for you.

We run a number of well-being activities throughout the year and encourage flexible working and a relaxed dress code. We also have a number of perks including roof terraces on both sites, regular live music events, subsidised cafes, corporate discounts including gym membership and home working.

Next Steps

Does this sound like you? If so, we would love to hear from you - please attach a copy of your CV and little about why you want to work for us.

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