Sony Music Entertainment

  • Accountant, Venture Accounting

    Location US-NJ-Rutherford
    Posted Date 4 months ago(4/2/2018 11:03 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Accounting/Finance - Corporate Accounting
  • Overview

    Sony Music Entertainment is a global recorded music company with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. Sony Music Entertainment is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


    The Accountant, Venture Accounting is responsible for performing accounting and analysis functions integral to financial statement reporting, management reporting and general accounting for various Distribution, P&D, Profit Participation, Co-financing/Co-production and Joint Venture deals between SME  and various outside partners, including artists and producers. 


    The Accountant’s responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:

    • Review and analyze monthly results for assigned ventures, including interfacing with departments to understand unusual variances or transactions, reconciling subsystems to the general ledger, preparing journal entries, analyzing accounts, etc.
    • Prepare financial statements in accordance with each deal’s contract and issue to management and/or venture partner as appropriate.
    • Provide support for the audits of assigned venture financial statements with external auditors, including audits by venture partners’ auditors.
    • Ad hoc special projects and analyses for senior management.


    Education and/or Experience:                                      

    • Bachelor or Master Degree in Accounting.
    • Working knowledge of GAAP.
    • Strong proficiency in Excel

    Physical Abilities Required/Equipment Usage: 

    • Computer Usage

    Decision/Problem Solving Skills:

    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to interact well with different levels within the organization.
    • Ability to work well in a collaborative, team oriented environment.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Ability to independently follow through on projects and assignments.


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