As the Royalty Audit Specialist, you will need a strong understanding of the music industry, specifically in entertainment royalties. In addition, this individual will:     

  • Assist Royalty Compliance department in planning and conducting royalty compliance audits and fieldwork procedures.

  • Assist supervisor and department management in the review of client royalty agreements and their contractual terms to outline the scope of review, report executables and delivery timeline for each examination.

  • Correspond with royalty sources to request, compile and track the examination document requests and track delivery and follow up of requested items.

  • Manage the data normalization process required to analyze and interpret royalty statements while continuing to maintain and preserve the original information.

  • Compile and maintain large datasets to identify potential royalty claims.

  • Prepare condensed audit analysis of royalty statements to identify missing revenue and audit claim items.

  • Review external “unclaimed/ suspense” earnings reports from applicable sources and determine possible unclaimed royalties.

  • Assist department staff with preparation of draft royalty audit reports and schedules for presentation to clients and sources.

  • Prepare various desk audit summary reports for desk audit and compliance review.

  • Perform such other duties related to a royalty audit as needed.

  • Assist in on-site fieldwork as needed. (some local travel may be required).

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required. Emphasis on Music Business or Recording Industry Management in Accounting, Finance, Economics with strong academic record, strongly desired.

  • 4+ years of Entertainment Royalty (record/publishing company) or Income Tracking experience.

  • Highly proficient with Microsoft Excel, emphasis in working knowledge of advanced features (pivot tables, lookups, advanced filtering) is a must. Understanding of Macros is a plus.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Access/Power BI or other database programming language is a plus.

  • Strong analytical skills and experience working with large, complex data (with an emphasis in accuracy and problem-solving) is required.

  • Prior experience in Royalty Audit or Data Analytics is a plus. 

  • Must be highly organized, detailed-oriented, able to prioritize work and manage multiple audits at once.

  • Highly motivated and seeking to advance within the royalty department.

  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude & a fit with the company’s culture & values.

Why Try Star Sports & Entertainment?

  • Competitive compensation based on experience & benefits package (M/D/V, 401K).

  • PTO, Sick, & Paid Holidays (company closes during Christmas to New Year’s).

  • Value-driven culture.

  • A chance to be an integral part of a growing company!