Senior Accountant

Royalties & Copyright Woodland Hills, California Remote, United States Req. R0004365


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 supports the royalty accounting close cycle. The ideal candidate has broad frontline general ledger and royalty account experience and possesses a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field of study. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a dedicated work ethic and a sharp mind.

How you’ll CREATE:                 

  • Preparing monthly journal entries using SAP
  • Creating and maintaining detailed supporting schedules
  • Preparing GL account reconciliations and analysis
  • Coordinating with other UMG departments to research and resolve royalty accounting issues and inquires
  • Providing guidance to Artist and Copyright Departments with journal entry preparation and artist account analysis
  • Preparing quarterly/monthly artist studies and analyzing the quarterly activity
  • Coordinating with label finance representatives to stay current with royalty related activity
  • Supporting various special projects and process improvement initiatives

Bring your VIBE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field of study
  • Min 2 years of General Ledger Accounting experience
  • Advanced Excel skills with extensive knowledge of excel formulas. Macro experience is a plus.
  • SAP experience preferred
  • Music or Entertainment industry experience preferred
  • Familiarity with GAAP
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, meet tight deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Overtime required during month-end close

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan with company matching
  • Flexible Paid Time Off plus Paid Holidays, 2 week “Winter Break” & Wellness Fridays (year-round)
  •  Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement (after 12 months of service)
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program (for you and your loved one
  • Annual Well-Being Allowance which includes Fitness, Travel, Home Enhancements, Nutrition, and Spa Treatment Reimbursements

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law. 

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