Royalty Accounting Administrator

Finance & Accounting Brentwood, Tennessee Req. UMG-3350


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.

How we LEAD: 

We are hiring for a Royalty Accounting Administrator to ensure accurate and timely calculation and payment of royalties to CCMG artists, writers, publishing partners, and external licensors.

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Interpretation and application of artist & producer contracts in the royalty systems
  • Prepare manual publishing statement adjustments and ad-hoc reporting for royalty recipients
  • Prepare routine month-end journal entries related to royalty calculations
  • Oversee quarterly review process for royalty statement accuracy
  • Coordinate all royalty mailings and payment files
  • Prepare quarterly royalty statement notifications to royalty recipients
  • Serve as key contact with outside parties for royalty-related inquiries
  • Maintain strong working inter-divisional relationships with members of the Accounting, Label, Publishing and Legal departments, as well as 3rd party royalty recipients
  • Oversee all royalty vendor updates, administration changes, and research of vendors on hold
  • Assist in research and analysis for royalty audits
  • Other duties as assigned

Bring your VIBE:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Solid knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Highly detail-oriented
  • Intermediate Excel skills and a basic understanding of Access preferred
  • Professional communication skills
  • Ability to manage many ongoing tasks at a time
  • Accounting or Music Business degree required

Perks Playlist:

  • Must be a student currently enrolled at an accredited college or university
  • Ability to interact comfortably and effectively with external partners and clients
  • Process strong attention to detail, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to keep information highly confidential
  • Exceptional computer, written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to legally work in the United States

 Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer 



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