Senior Accountant

Position Description

Title: Senior Accountant
Department: Finance
Reports To: Assistant Controller
Supervisory Role: No
FLSA Status: Exempt


SoundExchange is the premier music tech organization on a mission to power the future of music. The organization collects and distributes digital performance royalties on behalf of more than 560,000 recording artists’ and master rights owners’ accounts and to date has paid more than $9 billion in distributions. Through unparalleled innovation of financial tech products and services, it distributes royalties to creator groups, advocates for fair pay across platforms, and creates systems that improve how the industry operates. Its proprietary fintech solutions help turn data into accurate revenue for creators and include Music Data Exchange (MDX) and International Standard Recording Codes (ISRC) Search.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Assistant Controller, the Senior Accountant will be an integral member of the Accounting Operations team. The individual will be a significant contributor to the month-end accounting close and reporting process, leading large components of the daily accounting functions for SoundExchange, Inc and Subsidiaries to facilitate the monthly balance sheet and income statement consolidation and timely close of Company’s records in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The ideal candidate will have strong accounting principles background, preferably working both in private and public accounting setting, and possess the understanding of medium size and/or larger company operations dealing with increased levels of operational complexity and transaction volumes.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for various aspects of the day-to-day accounting operations related to analyzing accounting transactions, preparing and recording of month-end journal entries for all facets of the monthly close process
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual close process and timely completion of deliverables according to the close calendar, including but not limited to, preparation of journal entries in accordance with GAAP, preparation of account reconciliations and account analysis, and preparation, review and presentation of stand-alone and consolidated financial statements within the required timeline.
  • Prepare and complete monthly account reconciliations for assigned balance sheet accounts within the closing schedule deadlines and resolve reconciling items on a timely basis.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly financial packages and KPIs for senior management and Board of Directors.
  • Assist with technical accounting research of new accounting pronouncements and propose accounting treatment as it relates to SoundExchange, Inc. Document accounting treatment as applicable.
  • Support external interim and year-end compliance work such as but not limited to financial audit and reviewing audit schedules and reports as listed on PBCs.
  • Perform administrative functions in the Company’s employee expense reporting system (Concur Online) and assist with training to new employees as needed.
  • Identify and implement process improvements to increase efficiency and accuracy of underlying accounting records and accounting systems/applications and reduce time to close.
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of the accounting records as applicable in their role, the financial reports generated from the Company’s reporting tool and adhering to the Company’s internal controls, accounting policies and procedures.
  • Engage in various department and company-wide initiatives and complete/lead other ad hoc projects to support management reporting and analysis requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office and other MIS tools
  • Experience with Great Plains or large ERP system a plus
  • Experience with Concur Travel & Expense module a plus
  • Ability to prioritize multiple/concurrent tasks, identify issues and resolve problems, and to meet deadlines in a fast-paced and dynamic environment with minimal supervision.
  • Experience working in a multi-currency environment
  • Strong work ethic, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, detail-oriented with strong analytical, interpersonal skills

Required Education, Certifications/ Licenses, Related Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in Accounting or Finance role required
  • CPA license or candidate preferred
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and other accounting concepts and experience in their application
  • Strong general ledger experience (month-end close, reconciliations and full cycle general ledger) required
  • Ability to work independently and with teams across SoundExchange, Inc and Subsidiaries
  • Exposure to annual budgeting and forecasting process a plus


  • This position requires the ability to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or seated) more than half the time.
  • The person in this position may need to move about the corporate office less than half the time.
  • This position requires the ability to spend more than half the time viewing computer monitors

Travel Requirements

  • This position has no travel requirements

COVID-19 Policy

Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to disclose their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. Employees who are not fully vaccinated will not be permitted to access SoundExchange offices until they are fully vaccinated. As a condition of employment, all SoundExchange employees will be required to be fully vaccinated. SoundExchange will provide reasonable accommodations for employees who cannot be vaccinated because of a disability or sincerely held religious belief. Accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé to [email protected].

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required. Management reserves the right to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as necessary.