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Royalties Accountant Interview

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Description:  Process foreign royalties: including uploading statements, understanding and applying foreign tax deductions, and communicating with royalty administrators around the world.  

  • Track low or missing payments.  

  • Reconcile bank statements.  

  • Track foreign wires.  

  • File and apply for tax forms as pertains to royalties.

  •  1099 calculation and reporting.

  • Calculate royalty payments.

  • Working knowledge of QuickBooks and Crystal.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate needs to be a well organized math wizard with strong computer skills, including mastery of Excel and database proficiency, and high analytic capacity, including ability to scrutinize and track foreign royalties and reconcile bank statements.  Candidate must be willing to embrace high volume, very detailed work with extraordinary accuracy and a cheerful demeanor.  Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills required.  Preference given to candidates with college education, prior experience and strong references.  Salary commensurate with experience.  Position offers excellent benefits and a wonderful office environment

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  1. Tell us about your major.
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  2. What interests you about the music/publishing industry?

  3. Tell us about your project management experience.

Follow-up:  Tell us about the most challenging project management assignment that you've completed.

  1. What has your prior accounting experience consisted of?

  2. How familiar are you with foreign tax laws?

  3. What software are you proficient in?

  4. What can you offer us that you consider your most valuable skill or trait?

  5. What is your greatest weakness?

  6. What is your ideal workplace environment?

Follow-up:  What do you dislike most in a workplace environment?

  1. What do you admire most in your employers?

  2. Are you comfortable working in a team?  

Follow-up:  Describe your ideal team.  

  1. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

  2. What kind of music are you interested in?

  3. What languages do you speak?

  4. What is your salary history?

  5. When would you be able to start?

  6. Would you be willing to work a trial period of 1-2 weeks, to see if you are a fit for the company culture?

  7. Do you have any questions for us?
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