Founded in 1967, Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman ("GRF") is a leading full-service business management firm for an exclusive assortment of entertainers, executives and select high net worth individuals. Our 30 partners and over 600 staff members deliver comprehensive financial services in the fields of music, motion pictures, television, sports, literature, and other creative and performing arts. Our firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, San Rafael, Wilmington, and London.
We are seeking a Senior Music Royalty Analyst with strong Excel skills and royalty auditing experience to join our team of dedicated professionals.
Location: This position can be based out of New York City, White Plains (NY), or Nashville (TN) on a hybrid basis.
Overview of Role: The Senior Royalty Analyst is responsible for assisting the department in conducting compliance examinations on behalf of our entertainment clients and other rights holders.
Perform examinations of record companies, music publishers, merchandising companies, and other licensees on behalf of clients that include many Multi-Platinum and Grammy-winning artists, writers, and producers
Organize and manipulate large electronic datasets
Maintain organization of electronic files and folders
Review and summarization of music industry contracts (recording, publishing, etc.)
Analyze data to find underpayments of royalties and create claim schedules
Conduct fieldwork at local auditees' offices
Correspond with clients and auditees
Prepare documentation requests
Assist managers in drafting examination reports and training of analysts with respect to technical tools (Excel, websites, etc.)
Track progress of audit program
Conduct Internet research
A successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:
Bachelor's degree is required
Advanced proficiency in Excel, including Pivot Tables and formulas (such as VLOOKUP and SUMIF) – bonus points for experience with Power Pivot and Power Query
Solid interpersonal skills and other key soft skills (i.e., communication, time management, emotional intelligence, adaptability, active listening, critical-thinking, etc.)
While not required, experience or education in the music business, particularly music royalties and music royalty audits are strongly favored
A genuine interest in the music business and music royalties
The candidate must also:
Be a self-motivated and detail-oriented analytical thinker
Possess excellent verbal/written communication skills and reading comprehension
Understand basic mathematical and accounting principles
Work well independently and in a team environment
Be eager to learn new skills and concepts
Want to help creative artists
Candidate information, including education and work experience, is verified upon an offer of employment. Falsification of application information may be grounds for denying employment.
Benefits & Pay
We offer a diverse and employee-friendly environment with great work/life balance. Our comprehensive benefits package includes:
Multiple Medical, Dental and Vision plans (including HSA and FSA options)
Generous paid time off policy
Hybrid work flexibility
401(k) with discretionary match
Discretionary performance bonus
Tuition assistance and career advancement programs
CPA program (employer-paid prep materials, paid time off to study and sit for exams, a CPA completion bonus, continued education and license renewals)
Early office closures for major holidays
Discretionary profit-sharing program
Employee and client referral bonus
This is a non-exempt, overtime eligible position. Employee compensation is determined by a variety of factors including, but not limited to, employee education/training/credentials, employee work experience, work location (including if the employee will be hybrid or fully in-office), the scope and responsibilities of the role, internal peer equity, and market considerations. Applicants will be considered for the Analyst and Senior Analyst level. The expected base compensation hiring range for these positions is as follows:
Analyst: $57,333 to $62,436 per year
Sr. Analyst: $67,038 to $78,042 per year
Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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