Senior Accountant, Technical Accounting (Content)

The role helps business partners make informed business decisions while maintaining accounting compliance.  You will work with a diverse and cross-functional team, domestically and internationally. The position will also have responsibilities related to the preparation of SEC reporting, internal controls, analysis associated with other specific transactions and coordination with the auditors.  You will improve the company’s financial environment and processes and effectively help prepare and position the company to accommodate future growth, both organically and through acquisitions while continuing to develop world-class accounting and reporting processes.

What you’ll do

  • Assessing accounting, operational and controls considerations related to the Company’s core licensing agreements for its music and podcasts (a critical part of Spotify’s business); 
  • Assist with the operational and technical implementation of new licensing agreements;
  • Evaluating ongoing accounting compliance with the key licensing agreements;
  • Build and sustain relationships with cross functional teams to ensure new contracts and contract changes are implemented efficiently and scalably to meet Spotify’s obligations to its licensors;
  • Prepare and reconcile financial statements
  • Perform technical and accounting research surrounding a myriad of accounting issues
  • Assist with mergers and acquisitions
  • Assist in financial audits

Who you are

  • Proactive with high sense of urgency and a drive to optimize accounting and finance activities. A true change catalyst.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks and manage to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills; able to quickly develop strong relationships with employees across the business
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player who embraces ad-hoc projects with a positive attitude

  • Proactive with high sense of urgency and a drive to optimize accounting and finance activities. A true change catalyst.
  • Excellent analytical skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to independently prioritize tasks and manage to completion
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills; able to quickly develop strong relationships with employees across the business
  • Flexible and able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Team player who embraces ad-hoc projects with a positive attitude

Minimum requirements

  • A minimum of 4 years of experience in public accounting working with SEC registered companies. The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance and be an actively licensed CPA or CA (if internationally licensed)
  • Experience with growth companies in high technology, music or entertainment industries.
  • Candidate must have a strong knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS and SEC reporting.
  • Experience should include advanced accounting concepts such as revenue recognition, business combinations and stock-based compensation.
  • Must be highly proficient with MS Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be brilliant. So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the opportunity to enjoy and be inspired by these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 258 million users.

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