Royalty Audit Specialist at Universal Music Group

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Universal Music Group (UMG) is the world's leading music company. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audio-visual content in more than 60 countries. Our vast catalogue of recordings and songs stretches back over a century and comprises the largest, most diverse and culturally rich collection of music ever assembled. Knowing that music, a powerful force for good in the world, is unique in its ability to inspire people and bring them together, we work with our artist and employees to serve our communities. We are the home for music's greatest artists, innovators and entrepreneurs. Together, we are UMG, the Universal Music Group.

How you'll LEAD:

UMG is currently seeking to fill the role of Royalty Audit Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for various aspects of the audit process, as well as assisting the audit team in preparing responses and preparing for settlement negotiations.

This position affords the right candidate exposure to all aspects of royalty reporting and many key players in the business space. The right candidate will have a passion for music and be hungry to learn and grow in the business of music.

How you'll CREATE:

  • Overall management and supervision of the audit fieldwork process from beginning to end.
  • Evaluate contractual validity of audit rights.
  • Meet with outside auditors and closely supervise their onsite work.
  • Carefully and articulately communicate in adversarial situations with external auditors regarding their requests.
  • Review and provide corrective feedback to auditor's questions and draft audit claim schedules.
  • Draft responses to official audit claims.
  • Present multiple perspectives on issues to senior audit team.
  • Provide support during contentious settlement negotiations.
  • Recognize and safeguard highly confidential information in adversarial interactions between UMG and third parties.

Bring your VIBE:

  • At least 2 years of experience in an audit role or equivalent exposure to working in adversarial business situations.
  • Exposure to recording contracts or participation agreements.
  • Must be comfortable with working in an adversarial capacity
  • Strong quantitative, analytical and organizational skills with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to think objectively and present multiple sides of an issue.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be comfortable taking argumentative positions.
  • Four-year college degree in Business, Paralegal Certificate or equivalent work experience.

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

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