Finance and Legal Operations - Senior Leader



Accounting & Finance, Legal, Operations
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Posted on Saturday, March 9, 2024

Company Description

Believe is one of the world’s leading digital music companies. Believe’s mission is to develop local artists and labels in the digital ecosystem by providing them the solutions they need to grow their audience at each stage of their career and development.

Its 1,610 employees in more than 50 countries aim to support local artists and labels with a unique digital expertise, respect, fairness, and transparency.

To support our fast-growing presence on all continents, we are constantly looking for new Believers to join us and make a stronger and more positive impact on the music industry!

Believe is listed on compartment A of the regulated market of Euronext Paris (Ticker: BLV, ISIN: FR0014003FE9).

Ready to #setthetone with Believe?

Job Description

Believe is currently looking for a someone to Senior leader - Finance and Legal operations as part of its Finance and Legal Ops team in India. The person directly reports to the Central Director of Operations based in Mumbai, India. The person shall be in charge to oversee and supervise the finance and legal ops team for Believe and its entities which includes TuneCore and Ishtar Music based in India office.

The person shall have the following job responsibilities in the respective domain:

Finance Operations:

You will be working closely with the central Finance operations team performing the below tasks:

  • Develop and improve all internal collection and collection controls and processes.
  • Share best practices in trade receivables and collections.
  • Supervise an invoicing and cash collection team responsible for following up with customers and monitoring the aging of the aged balance.
  • Contribute to the establishment of effective relationships with all internal partners: the commercial, legal, accounting and management control departments.
  • Improve and reduce payment process times with international customers. This will also include revenue controls of digital and physical platforms along with neighbouring rights revenue collections with publishing societies.
  • Meeting Audit Expectations
  • Make recommendations to management regarding bad debts and effectively maintaining billing management.
  • Contribute to the initiatives of the royalties’ team and the believe company.
  • Management of the lettering of payments received to invoices.
  • Participation in monthly closings with all accuracy of data with regards to invoices, billing, paid status, and aging balance
  • Participation in the production of performance indicators
  • Data analysis and proposal for accounting solutions
  • Working on Publishing and licensing reports and ensuring the statements are well prepared for the finance to raise invoices.
  • Communication to third party clients and sub-labels, accounting, etc.

Legal Operations:

You will be working closely with the central CAM (Contract and Account management) team and shall be performing the below tasks:

  • Reviewing, validating, and electronically signing contracts, contractual annexes and amendments for LAS and Artist Services.
  • Checking producer data and legal entities in contracts as per KYC procedures.
  • Checking contractual terms and related approvals.
  • Act as business partner to support Sales teams in the contractual workflow (CLM and Ticketing Support).
  • Analysis and processing of contractual deviations from standard clauses.
  • First-level analysis of contract operability to ensure proper execution of the contractual commitments.
  • Manage the contractual workarounds by respecting SLA's and committing to improve KPI's and Signature lead times.
  • Management of contractual data in our back-office tools (Account settings, Royalty tool settings in "Details").
  • Processing of ad-hoc requests to assist sales/legal teams (contract migration, amendment campaigns/correction of contractual data, onboardings etc.).


  • Master’s degree in operations or finance/legal or Business management is preferred.
  • Proven team management experience is a must.
  • Collaboration & Relationship management with Internal stakeholders and having the ability to perform cross-function reporting.
  • Demonstrate rigor in the day-to-day operational management and analysis of its KPIs,
  • Be a driving force for the continuous improvement of tools, the automation of processes and the standardization of contracts,
  • Collaborate with internal teams (Sales, Legal, Finance) to control the reliability and completeness of the data that passes through the systems and optimize the signature processes,
  • Analytical mind and autonomy in work styke preferred
  • Clear communication in writing and orally followed by strong fluency in English
  • You are rigorous, synthetic, at ease with numbers, strength of proposal, liking teamwork and customer orientation.
  • Implement projects aimed at deploying new commercial offers internationally.
  • Proven experience and knowledgeable in Microsoft Excel (ideally till VBA)

Additional Information

Benefits @Believe:

#Flexibility - Just punch in leaves, not intime and out time

#Office perks - a game of foosball, table tennis to bat the afternoon lackluster, free event pass for exclusive and limited shows, music subscription, etc

#Wellbeing - Caring by EUTELMED, professionals are at your disposal for advice and support, in your own language and culture

#Transperancy – engaged in secondary activity just disclose it to us

#Compensation – Tailor made flexi pay plan for tax saving

#Sustainability - You can be a part of CSR program, represent yourself as a #shaper and contribute to a better future.


Believe strongly promotes equal treatment regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.