Manager, Recorded Finance / Staff Accountant


About BMG

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age. That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately. We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services. BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.


Your Mission at BMG

Your primary mission is supporting the Recorded Music Finance team in New York.

You are the team’s go-to accountant and a reliable resource to post all details of our recorded music projects in SAP as well as to organize the recorded music finance projects in Capture. The financial close plays a big part in this role and your detail-oriented approach helps the team to keep track and to monitor all frontline and catalog projects closely.


Your Profile

  • You have an interest in music
  • You have familiarity with accounting within the music business
  • You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter. 
  • Your time management skills allow you to meet deadlines easily. 
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion.
  • You have excellent prioritization skills


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Running accounting functions during month end close
  • SAP reclasses and booking instructions for recharges for monthly close
  • Assist in royalty client inquiries (i.e. pulling back up for expenses, ledgers, etc)
  • Prepare and organize monthly costs review with finance managers and royalties team for Prime Upload
  • Set-Up ION in SAP
  • Set-Up project mapping in Capture
  • Support reporting of US Recorded Music division (revenue & expenses; i.e. ADA Sales Cube)
  • Review and analyze reported income and sales units from distributor monthly for accuracy
  • Review expenses monthly for accuracy (business unit coding, artist coding – balance sheet vs P&L; including IC recharges)
  • Support with special projects and workflow process improvements and inquiries from Recorded Finance leads and teams



  • Bachelor’s Degree Accounting, Business or Economics
  • 2+ years financial accounting experience
  • Expert knowledge Microsoft Excel (i.e. VLOOKUP or INDEX)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet deadlines required



What’s In It For You

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and access to
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music



Here at BMG we are committed to equal employment opportunity and so all applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.





BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2,5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.


International offices are located in Berlin (HQ), Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Paris, Hilversum, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Sydney, Beijing, Sao Paulo


Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10016 

Job ID: 129563

129563BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Date:  Feb 23, 2021

New York, NY, US, 10016

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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