Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • New York City


Spotify Publishing Royalties & Accounting team is  looking for a Senior Content Accountant to support the global content accounting operations team. The ideal candidate will have a at least 5 years experience within financial controlling in the content and/or music industry. The position is based in New York City.

What you will do:
Execution of monthly global content accounting close, ensuring accurate results are delivered on time for reporting
Review, manage and approve invoices prior to payments being made to content owners
Preparation and/or review of monthly account reconciliations, role forwards and flux analysis
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, Finance, Legal, Content, Sales, Sales Operations, FP&A, Billing, AR, IT, Tax and various business owners on policies, processes, programs, and help drive key system initiatives and improvements
Mentor, teach and review the work of other supporting members of the accounting team
Other responsibilities include but not limited to participate in special projects, ERP implementation, 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
At least 2 year Publishing/Music industry experience
Minimum of 5 years experience of financial controlling preferably from the content 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 skills, and be comfortable with extremely large data volume
Comfortable working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
Previous experience of IFRS and/or SOX is an advantage
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.

About the company

Spotify is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-restricted[4] content from record labels and media companies including BBC, Sony, EMI, Warner Music Group, and Universal.[5][6] Music can be browsed or searched by artist, album, genre, playlist, or record label. Paid "Premium" subscriptions remove advertisements, improve audio quality and allow users to download music for offline listening.[7]

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