Royalty Anlayst, Copyright / Union Operations
Sony MusicRutherford, NJ
Full Time Job
The Royalty Analyst is responsible for handling a wide spectrum of tasks that encompass all aspects of royalty statements/payments to publishers and music unions.
The Royalty Analyst’s responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
• Render monthly/quarterly publisher statements which consists of reviewing publisher accounts, advances, earnings, payee information, executing reports, preparing wires and maintaining printing preferences.
• Review/analyze/process statement adjustments related to earnings, out of cycle payments, vendor to account balance transfers and publisher refunds.
• Assist manager with unrecouped balance analysis at account, song and performance level to assess risk.
• Research, resolve and respond to publisher inquiries.
• Prepare and research comparative publisher payment analysis to understand fluctuations with payments.
• Work with IS&T to test system upgrades, identify problems, and recommend/test solutions.
• Prepare monthly union expense reconciliations and analysis for select labels.
• Compile expected payment analysis for various union payments based upon sales trends.
• Reconcile copyright cash forecast to actual payments and explain deviations.
• Assist Royalty Accounting with ad hoc analysis/reporting during month end close of books.
Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Business Administration
• 1-3 years’ experience
• Strong proficiency in Word, Excel and Outlook
• SAP, EROS, and Access experience a plus
• Prior experience in music/media industries a plus
Decision Making & Problem Solving Skills:
• Ability to work well in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Initiative, always striving to improve things.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with different levels within the organization.
• Self starter with the ability to meet and manage multiple deadlines concurrently.