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Royalties Accountant - Music - Central London

  • Location: London
  • Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 month ago

  • Sector: finance
  • Type: hybrid
  • Contact: Charley Callier
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  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 28 July 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH99389

Royalties Accountant - Music - Central London

A growing Music label are looking for a permanent Royalties Accountant to join the team in London. As Royalties Accountant you will be responsible for preparing third-party statements for uploading into the various systems. You will also be involved in reconciliations which provide a link between the royalty systems (reporting to artists and writers) and our accounting system.

This role offers a hybrid working environment with an expectation of 2-3 days in the office per week, a great place to learn and progress professionally as well as acting as an integral part of the business and future plans.

Key responsibilities:

  • Sourcing, handling and manipulating sub-publisher and society income statements and recharges, ensuring they are in the right format to be uploaded into our software
  • Uploading data into the relevant systems and reconciling/matching the statements to the payments received, investigating any differences
  • Tracking statements received from sub-publishers and societies, ensuring they are complete, accurate, and arrive in a timely way
  • Developing and maintaining good relationships with sub-publishers and societies at small and large organisations around the world, as well as being the main point of contact for statement queries
  • Conducting checks within Music Maestro, ensuring that the data that has been imported is reflected in writer statements in the expected way, problem-solving to correct any issues in conjunction with the copyright team
  • Assisting in running royalty calculations within Music Maestro and resolving any issues
  • Assisting with the calculation of mechanical royalties, problem solving to correct any issues in conjunction with the copyright team
  • Creation of meta data in our royalties system and then in our accounts system

Key skills:

  • Previous experience working as part of a Royalties function
  • A background in Music would be ideal but not essential
  • Knowledge of basic accounting concepts
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Excel
  • Highly numerate
  • Great attention to detail
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Very confident with Excel, data manipulation and large volumes of data
  • Fast learner with new software

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