Senior Royalty Accountant - EMI

Royalties & Copyright Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-5713


Job title: Senior Royalty Accountant - EMI
Responsible to: Senior Team Leader, UK Royalties
Department: Royalties
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


Music is Universal


It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

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We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]


The A Side: A Day in The Life


To prepare accurate royalty accounting for all parties contracted to the EMI labels, and to provide info to Management and the labels on the same.


The B Side: Skills & Experience


Be Financial

  • All levels of Royalty Accounting for the EMI labels
  • Monthly processing of EMI releases
  • Monthly fee income bookings for EMI labels
  • Publishing Royalty Accounts to the Global Royalty Portal
  • Year-end information provision and analysis as required by Management and/or EMI Finance
  • Arranging new Bank details for artists and third parties with New Supplier
  • Investigation and resolution of ad hoc queries on the EMI labels as within job holder’s capabilities


Person Specification

  • Excellent levels of numeracy and accuracy in figurework
  • Ability to analyse and interpret legal documents
  • Can deliver under pressure and can set / meet own goals
  • High level of competency on mainframe and Microsoft packages
  • Must be able to complete all tasks within agreed deadline and apply themselves to this end
  • Extensive Royalties experience is essential


Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits


  • Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 paid days of annual leave
  • Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
  • Dental and Travel Insurance options
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Cars
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)

Just So You Know…

The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop.  Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.