Events Management Accountant

Frieze is the world’s leading platform for modern and contemporary art, dedicated to artists, galleries, collectors and art lovers alike. Frieze comprises three magazines – frieze, Frieze Masters Magazine and Frieze Week – and seven international art fairs – Frieze London, Frieze Masters, Frieze New York, Frieze Los Angeles, Frieze Seoul, The Armory Show and EXPO Chicago. Legacy art fair brands The Armory Show and EXPO Chicago were acquired by Frieze in September 2023. In October 2021, Frieze also launched No.9 Cork Street, a permanent space for visiting international galleries in the heart of Mayfair, London. Frieze is part of the IMG network.


Endeavor is a global sports and entertainment company, home to many of the world’s most dynamic and engaging storytellers, brands, live events, and experiences. The Endeavor network specializes in talent representation through entertainment agency WME; sports operations and advisory, event management, media production and distribution, and brand licensing through IMG; live event experiences and hospitality through On Location; full-service marketing through global cultural marketing agency 160over90; and sports data and technology through IMG ARENA and OpenBet. Endeavor is also the majority owner of TKO Group Holdings (NYSE: TKO), a premium sports and entertainment company comprising UFC and WWE.



The Frieze business is comprised of the following business areas –

Events – Frieze own and operate six contemporary art fairs under 3 different brands (Frieze - London, New York, Seoul and Los Angeles, The Armory Show and Expo Chicago) and one non-contemporary art fair Frieze Masters (London). Media– A prestigious media business that includes Frieze Magazine (1st issue 1991) and Frieze Week titles as well as a growing digital business that encompasses (the definitive resource for contemporary art and culture) and Frieze Studios Membership – A membership program, which aims to consolidate our media and events offerings for our audience across a variety of different tiers, including Frieze 91, In Person, In Print and In Depth Cork Street - A permanent gallery and event space in Mayfair for year-round exhibitions, events and partner activations in 2021


Frieze has offices in London, New York, Chicago, Seoul and Berlin

What You'll Do:

The Frieze finance team manage all financial matters across the Frieze group of companies in London, New York & Berlin. Frieze is a global business which produces art fairs and original content (both print and digital) that focus on both contemporary and old masters art.


As Events Management Accountant, you will be responsible for managing the accounts for one each of Frieze’s UK and US based entities, covering Frieze LA, New York, Seoul and Masters. This is including controlling the relevant AP/AR processes that underpin the accounts. In addition the role is responsible for partnering with departments across the business to ensure that management information is relevant & accurate and is distributed and collected timely and.


Your work will support the Finance Manager, who holds responsibility for the delivery of all monthly management information. You will also be involved in various other finance tasks within the team such as VAT returns and group reporting. This role will provide you with exposure to working in a small finance team with an international remit.


You will have a keen eye for detail and be organized and efficient at planning your time to meet deadlines and ensure all reporting and forecasting is completed promptly and monitored effectively.


1. Management accounts:

  • Year-end close, quarter end close and monthly close in accordance with US GAAP & Corporate Policies. Ability to understand, reconcile and review the profit & loss up to gross margin and balance sheet for each individual fair.

  • Support the Finance Manager in the budgeting and forecasting process as well as the analysis of variances and KPI reporting.

  • Provide support to Finance Manager by effectively reviewing and reconciling budgets on a continuous basis, ensuring accuracy in revenue and profit.

  • Ensure the correct revenue recognition and reconciliation in accordance with policies as well as correct balance sheet classification


2. Management of accounting functions:

  • Active management of AP/AR process:

    • Working with our 3rd party providers on invoicing, customer collections

    • Ownership of AP/AR ledgers

    • Management of payment runs and cash flow – management of 3rd party suppliers to arrange weekly payment runs/ ad-hoc payments and instructing in allocation of cash. Review of weekly bank recs prepared

  • Management of expenses process:

    • Review of correct coding and tax treatment of corporate and personal expense claims and processing into SAP

    • Ensuring process runs in a timely fashion and cards are paid on time


3. External Reporting

  • Completion of UK VAT and US Sales Tax returns

  • Preparation of group reporting templates as required


4. General Finance Support

  • Support the finance team with ad hoc work as required

  • Provide holiday/absence cover for other team members as required

  • Work on-site at the Frieze art fairs to support the wider Frieze workforce on Finance matters

  • Support Financial Controller on Statutory Audit as required


You Have These:

  • At least 1-2 years’ experience as a management account with ownership of P&L and Balance Sheet for a distinct business unit (or ownership of revenue and cost line and associated balance sheet functions)

  • Prior experience of managing or running AP/AR processes an advantage

  • Relevant accountancy qualification or significant progress towards one is an advantage, but not essential

  • Exposure of working with small business accounts

  • Attention to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to use initiative and be proactive

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Strong work ethic, diligence, and integrity

  • Team player

  • Fast learner

  • Flexibility


Working Conditions:

  • Permanent, London - Surrey Street

  • Working Hours: 35 per week

  • Working Days: Mon-Fri


Our Diversity & Inclusion Statement

Frieze unites people in our love of the arts. We understand this can only be accomplished when we harness the entirety of our company and lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we are committed to practicing anti-discrimination including race, gender identity, sexual orientation, and disability, together with artists, writers, and cultural practitioners from all backgrounds. There is still much work to be done to address systemic inequality and discrimination within the arts and culture industry, and we are dedicated to making progress to both within our own organization and the art world at large.

Endeavor unites and brings people together in our love of sport, culture, and entertainment. We understand this can only be accomplished when we lead with a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion in everything we do. As a global company that drives culture, we strive to reflect the world’s diverse voices.  



Endeavor is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religion or belief.