Senior Accountant, Content Accounting


New York, New York

Date Posted November 19, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Not Specified
Salary Not Specified


We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our global content accounting operations team based in New York City. The selected candidate will report into the Manager of Content Accounting, and will provide support on various areas of content accounting including label royalties and other content areas.


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What You'll Do

  • Execution of monthly global content accounting close, ensuring accurate results are delivered on time for reporting
  • Preparation and/or review of monthly account reconciliations, roll forwards and flux analysis
  • Support leading the implementation of standard methodologies in the content team to scale our business to support the global expansion plans
  • Support on label invoicing and reconciliation process while acting as a point of contact for the third party licensors
  • 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, Licensing, IA, FP&A, Billing, A/R, IT, Tax and various business owners on policies, processes and programs, and help drive key system initiatives and improvements
  • Other responsibilities include but are not limited to participating in special projects, system enhancements or ad hoc analyses as assigned
  • Travel can be required occasionally in the role (post-pandemic)

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting with CPA or CA preferred
  • 4+ years relevant professional experience preferred
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Experience in the entertainment and media space is preferred
  • Experience with major ERP system required (Oracle, SAP or NetSuite)
  • Excellent time and self-management skills, ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines
  • Strong excel and/or google sheets skills, and be comfortable with extremely large data
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced and constantly evolving environment
  • Previous experience of IFRS and/or SOX is an advantage

Our global benefits

Extensive learning opportunities, through our dedicated team, GreenHouse.
Flexible share incentives letting you choose how you share in our success.
Global parental leave, six months off - fully paid - for all new parents.
All The Feels, our employee assistance program and self-care hub.
Flexible public holidays, swap days off according to your values and beliefs.
Spotify On Tour, join your colleagues on trips to industry festivals and events.

Learn about life at Spotify

Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. 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 forward-thinking! 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 chance to enjoy and be passionate about 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 345 million users.

This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.