Jennifer Scher has been named chief financial officer of independent music publisher Spirit Music Group.Previously senior director of corporate finance for EMI Music Publishing, Scher reports to Spirit president/CEO Mark Fried. She will oversee all aspects of the company’s finances, including preparing and managing budgets, analysis of potential catalog acquisitions and financial performance, and overseeing information systems. She will additionally contribute guidance on new ventures and overall strategic planning. At EMI Music Publishing, Scher oversaw budgets, audits, post-investment reviews and the reorganization of overseas offices. Before that, she was EMI’s director, finance, North America.