Partisan Records seeks PT Royalty Accountant (Brooklyn, NY)

Posted: September 1, 2017 at 11:24 am by  Andy Hsueh

This position is responsible for producing the following result: Oversee royalty reporting, monitoring royalty related revenues and royalty contract management, with integrity and impeccability

This position reports directly to the CFO, and is accountable for the following –

Job Duties and Responsibilities include but not limited to:

• Compiling and parsing physical and digital music sales data and using this data to calculate artist and publishing royalties using a combination of a dedicated royalty software and tools
• Quarterly and semi-annual sales to RoyaltyShare reconciliation
• Analyze and summarize monthly and quarterly royalty revenues
• Manage all royalty related sales files
• Entering quarterly and 6 month’s worth of sales files at a time into RoyaltyShare while ensuring previous amounts and balances remain exactly the same
• Issue royalty checks along with Royalty Share statements and send to Artist / Management / Publisher
• Review recording agreements, analyze mechanical royalty clauses and obtain a mechanical license from publisher
• Review royalty contracts and determine appropriate revenue recognition methodology
• Manage royalty contract database
• Respond to mechanical and artist statement queries
• Post Royalty Share vendor payment invoice batches against RoyaltyShare royalty runs
• Prepare semi-annual rendering summary tracking previous balance, payments made, current period royalties and closing balances
• Prepare other reports, as necessary
• Prepare end of year royalty reconciliation


College graduate with an accounting degree
Royalty accounting and music business experience
Experience with RoyaltyShare preferred
Experience with Sage 100 / MAS90 software preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft excel and Microsoft word, Vlookup and pivot tables
Willing to put in the extra hours to make a deadline
Inquisitive and excellent at finding more efficient processes and tracking down the source of errors
Staying informed about industry trends
Someone who knows a great deal about music publishing
Attention to detail
Excellent time management skills
Ability to work with limited supervision
Responds well to pressure
Strong written and verbal communication skills

Please send your cover letter & resume to

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