Senior Accountant

Finance & Accounting Los Angeles, California Req. UMG-4784


Epic Rights, a division of Bravado/Universal Music Group, is a full-service global branding, licensing and social media marketing company dedicated to building celebrity and entertainment brands via its broad global network of retailers, licensees, and agents. Working with a roster of top clients and brands, Epic Rights’ services include licensing/branding, music merchandising, social media management, VIP ticketing and fan clubs. 

How we LEAD:

The Senior Accountant, under supervision of the Controller, prepares and delivers timely, accurate and relevant financial statements monthly.

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Assists the Controller in preparing timely and accurate financial statements
  • Prepares monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Conducts account analysis of asset and liability accounts to ensure proper recording in the General Ledger.
  • Analyses both the line of business and artist P&L’s for better insights to profitability.
  • Prepares accrual’s, deferrals, adjusting, allocating and reversing Journal entries as needed.
  • Ensures that all entries and analysis are properly documented and stored for future retrieval.
  • Prepares royalty statements for our artists and photographers as needed.
  • Coordinates settlements with assigned distribution partners, reviewing their submissions and making sure they agree to contract.
  • Prepares settlements for partners for lines of business where Epic acts as the distributor.
  • Provides direction to other staff members on transaction coding to ensure proper handling both for financial statement and royalty purposes.
  • Supports Controller in preparation of annual budgets and periodic re-forecasts
  • Backs up the staff accountant and the senior royalty accountant when the volume of work requires it.
  • Assist’s the Controller in architecting and setting up business systems to capture, process, track and summarize financial information required to both run the company and provide timely reporting to our clients.
  • Produces reports, including commentary providing financial insights, for Epic’s management team.
  • Prepares ad hoc reports and analysis.
  • Assists the Controller in the establishment and enforcement of Internal Controls.
  • Special Projects as required.

Bring your VIBE:

  • Four or more years of progressive financial experience with general accounting, financial reporting, financial analysis, budgeting, and royalties.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Experience with database development and administration a plus.
  • SAP experience a plus.
  • Previous experience in music merchandising and royalty accounting is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to wear many hats; has a roll up your sleeves can do attitude.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Degree in Accounting or Finance required.

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan
  • Paid Time Off – Paid Holidays, “Gift Week”, Summer Fridays
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance
  • Employee Developmental Support
  • Annual Gym Reimbursement Package
  • Pet Insurance, plus much more!

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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