Royalty Audits Director 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 catalog 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.

How we LEAD: 

UMG is currently seeking to fill the role of a Royalty Audit Director to oversee Profit Split (P/S)/Joint Venture (JV) and Pressing-and-Distribution deal (P&D) audits in our Audit group. In this role, you will be responsible for in-house audit fieldwork, researching and responding to claims, as well as settling audit claims.

We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague with a dedicated work ethic and a sharp mind, interested in a role that requires problem-solving skills and outside-the-box thinking on occasion. This position affords the right candidate exposure to all aspects of music audits and key players in the business space.

 How you'll CREATE:

  • Overseeing audit fieldwork requests from outside auditors (typically fulfilling a list of analyses requested, to support line items on PS/P&D statements).
  • Analyze audit reports to confirm auditor's calculations
  • Review PS/JV/P&D agreements, statements, reports and other pertinent documents to determine validity of claims
  • Draft written responses to audit claims
  • Participate in negotiating audit settlements
  • Liaison with Business Affairs, Litigation and Finance departments
  • Preparation of ad hoc financial schedules and analyses in response to audits and claim letters, at the direction of UMG management, in cases where an alternative approach is required to prove UMG's position relative to a claim.

Bring your VIBE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting; CPA is a plus
  • 4-7 years or more of broad general ledger accounting or corporate reporting experience, or experience with profit split reporting.
  • Experience with SAP and JD Edwards or similar mainframe General Ledger application such as Lawson; SAP experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong Excel & Word skills
  • Music or Entertainment industry experience (and familiarity with industry concepts & terminology) is a plus, as is experienced with royalty accounting.
  • Ability to read and understand contracts, and interpret provisions into accounting implications
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Able to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines and think analytically and in terms of 'big picture' and 'outside the box' concepts.
  • Authorized to work in the US

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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UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

An Insider's view of Universal Music Group

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Everyone is hard working but it’s still a pretty relaxed and friendly environment. If you need any help people are always ready to make time. Between the conference room with all over music related decorations, big lunch room with table-football and arcade games and a very casual dress code, the overall vibe is really chill.

Laurent Burte

Enterprise Portfolio Management Project Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our team serves departments across the company by providing feedback and best practices on software asset management. We get to work with a lot of different teams which is really interesting.

Ashia Coleman

Junior Windows Systems and Application Administrator

What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team relies on the ability to have quick and meaningful communications, sharing of ideas in a constructive way and working closely as a whole team. You also need to be interested in always learning. Technology never stands still and neither does this team.

Todd Hancsicsak

Director, Rights & Repertoire Technology

What does your typical day look like?

There is no typical day at UMG, which is a good thing! I get an opportunity to work with numerous individuals within IT and the business on a variety of global projects. Having the opportunity to work with so many talented people globally and continuously learn and contribute to our business is very exciting.

Gauri Gohokar

Project Manager

What are Universal Music Group Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Game Room
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
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