Content Accountant

Spotify Content Accounting team is looking for a Content Accountant to support the global content accounting operations team with a focus on original content. The ideal candidate will have at least 3 years experience within financial controlling in the entertainment, media, and/or music industry. The position is based in New York City.


What you will do:

  • Prepare show P&Ls for profit share calculations and report statements to participants
  • Work with production and 3rd party payment providers to ensure costs are appropriately tagged for accurate calculations
  • Monitor original content contractual obligations for proper accounting treatment
  • Preparation and/or review of monthly account reconciliations and flux analysis and assist in global monthly close process
  • Help lead the implementation of best practices in the content team to scale our business to support the global expansion plans
  • Develop and/or refine content accounting processes and procedures
  • Support external, 3rd party, and internal audit requirements related to specific areas of responsibility
  • Work cross functionally with Technical Accounting, Legal,Studios, AP, FP&A, IT, Tax and various business owners on policies, processes, programs, and help drive key system initiatives and improvements
  • Review, manage, and approve invoices to ensure proper payments are being made to participants
  • Mentor, teach, and review the work of the offshore team
  • Other responsibilities include but not limited to participate in special projects, system enhancements or ad hoc analyses as assigned
  • Occasional travel may be required

Who you are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with CPA or CA preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years in a similar accounting role within the media, entertainment, or music industry
  • Participation, residual, or profit share reporting experience
  • Experience within financial controlling in a content driven industry
  • Experience with major ERP system required (Oracle, SAP or Netsuite)
  • Excellent time and self-management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines required
  • Strong excel and/or google sheets skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Previous experience of IFRS and/or SOX

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music. 

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