Senior Staff Accountant

Finance & Accounting Woodland Hills, California Req. UMG-606


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 Senior 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
  • Providing guidance to Artist and Copyright departments with journal entry preparation and artist account analysis
  • 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:


  • Advanced Excel skills with extensive knowledge of excel formulas
  • Familiarity with GAAP
  • 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 have strong analytical skills
  • Must be able to work required overtime during month end close


  • Macro experience a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of general ledger accounting experience
  • SAP and HFM experience strongly preferred
  • TRACS (UMG Royalty System) experience a plus
  • Music or entertainment industry 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.