Distribution - Royalty Accounting Coordinator

Finance & Accounting Encino, California Req. UMG-3031


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: 

This position will play a key support and technical role in the administration of various financial and reporting system tasks pertaining to the monthly client distribution/participation cycles.  He/She will own certain distribution/royalty accounting functions, ensuring execution and continued alignment with the overall Finance department’s responsibilities, requirements and goals. 

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Administer and audit reporting from digital and physical sales partners and resolve discrepancies
  • Coordinate preparation stages for systemic generation of monthly client sales reporting and accounting statement packages
  • Handle both upload templates and system UI integration processes dealing with metadata/database maintenance for monthly sales and participation processing cycles
  • Track, prepare and maintain various spreadsheets and data schedules to ensure accurate accounting
  • Prepare recurring and ad-hoc analysis schedules for financial close and other internal and external reporting/presentation requirements
  • Handle invoice, cost review and approval workflows
  • Other Administrative duties as needed

Bring your VIBE:

  • 1-2 years’ experience in a distribution and/or royalty accounting role
  • Background in accounting and/or finance
  • Previous music industry experience a plus
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and deal with tight deadlines
  • Willingness to work outside normal responsibilities to achieve desired results
  • Extremely detail-oriented, excellent planning and execution skills with a proven ability to establish and meet impactful goals and objectives
  • Proficiency with MS-Office Suite and possess outstanding Excel skills (e.g. Nested Functions, V-Lookups, Pivot tables, etc.)
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management

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