Merge Records Staff Accountant

Posted: May 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm by  Lindsey Kronmiller


Merge Records is an independent record label based in Durham, North Carolina. We release approximately 40 vinyl, CD, and digital titles per year, representing bands from all over the world and distributing their music internationally.

We have a full-time opening for a Staff Accountant who will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer. The starting salary for this position is $35,000 with full benefits and ample paid time off. For consideration, email with your resume and a cover letter; be sure to include “Staff Accountant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

The application deadline for this position is June 2, 2017.


Strong technical skills in accounting
Knowledge of accounting principles and practices
High proficiency in Microsoft Excel
Familiarity with G Suite Apps
Strong attention to detail and organization
Excellent communication skills (listening, verbal, and written)
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and manage time effectively
Ability to multi-task and respond to direction
Team player

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business Administration
Familiarity with QuickBooks
Interest in music industry accounting

Record all bills and outgoing payments and prepare weekly check run
Record all company credit card charges and perform reconciliations
Initiate ACHs and wires for management approval as needed
Collect W-9s as needed and assist CFO with 1099s at year-end
Record all incoming receipts
Take check deposits to the bank weekly
Reconcile webstore sales receipts daily
Monitor A/R aging and issue monthly statements to customers
Monitor petty cash and other cash accounts
Record inventory builds and adjustments
Perform reconciliations on all balance sheet accounts
Manage digital sales and licensing income
Manage accounting digital metadata database
Record a variety of monthly, quarterly, and annual journal entries
Prepare quarterly sales and use tax reports and payments
Assist CFO with annual tax preparation
Assist CFO in preparing bi-annual profit-sharing statements
Assist CFO in tracking and paying quarterly mechanical royalties
Keep records of all accounting organized and filed
Act as office liaison for phone systems and copier
Complete other tasks as assigned by CFO

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