Staff Accountant

Royalties & Copyright Woodland Hills, California Req. UMG-692


We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

We are currently seeking a Staff Accountant to support the royalty accounting close cycle. The ideal candidate has broad frontline general ledger and royalty accounting experience.  We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a dedicated work ethic and sharp mind.

Job Functions:

  • Preparing monthly journal entries using SAP
  • Creating and maintaining detailed supporting schedules
  • Coordinating with other internal departments to research and resolve royalty accounting issues and inquiries
  • Preparing quarterly/monthly artist studies and analysing quarterly activity
  • Coordinating with label finance to stay current on royalty related activity
  • Supporting various special projects and process improvement initiatives

Job Requirements:


  • Microsoft Excel knowledge is required
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and communication skills required
  • Must be able to work required overtime during month end close
  • Must be well organized and detail oriented
  • Must be highly motivated with a desire to work in a team environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


  • Macro experience a plus
  • Minimum 1 year of accounting experience
  • SAP experience preferred


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field of study

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.