UK Royalty Manager 0716

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UK Royalty Manager 0716

Central London. WFH one day a week.

Job Details

Our client, a global music publishers’ Royalty division, is seeking a self-motivated UK Royalty Manager to manage outbound royalty distribution cycles and enhance auditing administration.

Key responsibilities will include:
• Managing all outbound royalty distributions to UK signed songwriters.
• Handling external client audits and audit settlement negotiations.
• Overseeing extensive data gathering for external audits and analysis of audit reports.
• Managing current and future SOX controls relating to outbound distributions.
• Line managing direct reports to include training and direction towards administration targets.
• Monitoring team workload and priorities and work towards agreed KPIs.
• Working with Income Tracking, Finance, and Copyright teams to improve administration efficiencies and training initiatives.
• Taking responsibility for cross-training of team members’ responsibilities.
• Ensuring the team accurately complete all pre/post-run distribution tasks within timeframes.
• Reporting on a weekly basis to the department Head with KPI and output reports.
• Supervising client onboarding for all new and existing signings.
• Ensuring effective administration of all necessary client file updates and verifying writer forms in line with security measures.
• Managing the ingestion of financial transactions into the in-house copyright and royalty system.
• Fielding complex royalty queries from songwriters and the business.

• Previous experience managing/supervising within Publishing Administration.
• Proven track record working within financial or royalty accounting.
• Confident leader of small teams and aptitude to management.
• Experience assessing staff training and development needs.
• Experience with contributing to data migration implementation projects and system enhancements to include UAT.
• Understanding of the full cycle of music publishing.
• Familiarity with SOX controls and able to work with external auditors.
• Demonstrable experience successfully managing client audits and external audits.
• Experience using copyright and royalty systems.
• Experience working with Tableau, Power BI, and Alteryx.
• Comprehensive knowledge of data file types: CRD/CSV/DIF/FLAT/TEXT) to support royalty ingestion and outbound reporting.
• Experience with SQL.
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills to include Power Pivot and Power Query, macros, and financial formulae. Able to extract detail from large data files and manipulate data.
• Experience/knowledge of DSP licencing and understanding of the digital music supply chain.
• Understanding of the international society network.
• Capable of communicating well with colleagues, management, and clients.
• High-level numeracy.
• Good attention to detail.
• Organisational abilities able to meet deadlines and work calmy under pressure.
Please note that due to the volume of submissions, only successful candidates who meet the exact requirements will be contacted. If you have not heard back within 10 days of submission, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The Music Market/Arts and Media are an equal opportunities employer who supports diversity in the workplace.


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