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Financial Controller - Hipgnosis Songs Group (LA)

Posted: Apr 25, 2022

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Controller at Hipgnosis Songs Group (LA) 

Hipgnosis Songs Group, a Song Management and Administration Company, is looking for a strong Controller, reporting to the CFO, who will manage all general accounting functions for the Company’s US based operation. The Controller will take leadership for the financial close process, financial reporting, revenue recognition, AR, AP, and internal controls.? 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following: 

  • Lead and continue to develop the accounting capabilities for our fast-paced, growing company.? This includes GL, A/P, A/R, Payroll, Royalty Collections and Revenue Recognition 
  • Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department’s goals and objectives 
  • Establish and maintain formal accounting policies, practices and procedures to ensure US GAAP compliance and strong internal controls 
  • Perform technical accounting research.? Lead the communication and implementation of new accounting systems, practices, policies and procedures across the company 
  • Manage the general ledger, revenue, accounts receivable, accounts payable and payroll functions to establish operational objectives and process efficiencies 
  • Manage monthly/quarterly/annual close efforts including the preparation of consolidated financial statements, account reconciliations, accruals, reserves and intercompany transactions 
  • Prepare all necessary schedules for Tax Preparation performed by outside firm 
  • Oversee certain international accounting operations 
  • Serve as expert on use of accounting systems; Manage the accounting systems and supervise the implementation of accounting software 
  • Work closely with the CFO on reporting efforts related to budgeting and forecasting 
  • Oversee audit process by both internal and external independent auditors 
  • Issuance of timely and complete financial statements 
  • Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings 
  • Manage both internal and external accounting, audit and bookkeeping resources 

Qualifications and Experience 

  • 5-10 years of experience in a related role; experience in a growing / scaling company is highly desirable 
  • CPA, prior public accounting experience, or a similar foundation in accounting 
  • Knowledge of both Domestic and International Music Publishing/Song Management business 
  • QuickBooks Online and Dynamics experience a plus 
  • Ability to manage large workloads and prioritize demands and deadlines 
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Excel and Word) 
  • Operate with a high degree of confidentiality 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 


This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.?  Position available immediately and preferably based in Los Angeles, but open to Nashville and New York City based candidates as well.   


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to careers@hipgnosissongs.com.   



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