UK Tracking & Audit Assistant (TAA)
The UK Royalty Tracking & Audit Team, within the UK Administration Department
Head of Income Tracking & Audit (“HITA”) / Senior Manager of Tracking & Audit (“SMTA”)
To provide Support for the Royalty Tracking Team and SMTA. The job holder will take part in all functions of the department, providing assistance with existing functions/processes and allowing a greater focus on some areas/income sources that may not have received sufficient attention previously. Broadly speaking, the Tracking department investigates income relating to all significant income types (record sales, digital sales, and streaming, TV and Radio broadcasts, concert and cinema revenue, etc).
Key duties and responsibilities include:
This is the core function of the department and a strong rate of recovery is already established. The TAA would initially be supporting the tracking team in this area but would eventually be jointly responsible for recovering revenue.
Investigation of New Products, Broadcast, and Live Activity
Any activity that generates significant income for the catalogue (with a specific focus on our major clients) is monitored by the Income Tracking Dept. The TAA may be responsible for researching such activity, compiling data that will indicate the level of income the client should be generating, on a local and occasionally global level.
Investigation of Income
Comparison of compiled activity data (see above) against royalty statements from local and global income sources, ensuring that all relevant products/songs etc. are generating sufficient revenue.
Liaison with income sources to recover missing royalties relating to any of the above. Also, reviewing suspense files of local collection societies to discover unpaid royalties that can be claimed on behalf of our clients.
Assistance with Audits
Providing support for the SMTA, including; gathering of relevant royalty statements, historical documents, investigating claims made by auditors and analysing financial data.
The TAA position will involve both short term and long term projects, often running simultaneously. The TAA will be required to switch between projects depending on time sensitivity and be able to manage longer term projects showing coherent end results.
The TAA should ideally have a strong working understanding of Excel and the ability to grow in this specific area. Before adopting the TAA role they will undergo some training and work experience in the Copyright and Royalties areas, to gain a greater understanding of their relationship to Income Tracking and the overall function of the Admin department.Requirements and prospects Desired skills
Working knowledge of copyright and/or royalty payment processes (Desirable)
- Capable of managing and organising own workload
- Personal accountability, managing issues through to resolution
- Aptitude for figure work
- Clear written & spoken English
- Computer literacy - Excel, Word, Windows & Outlook
- Commercial awareness
- Attention to detail
- Self-motivation - ability to work unsupervised
- Team player
- Hands-on individual who can create own training notes as they learn
- Investigative & analytical nature
- Negotiation, skill of persuasion
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work under pressure and deliver to agreed team deadlines
English, Maths and ICT GSCE's level A-C or Equivalent, or degree levelFuture prospects Upon completion of the Apprenticeship and evaluation by the company's supervisors, the successful candidate may be offered a job at the end of the Apprenticeship. Things to consider Applicants must be fully committed and ready to complete this apprenticeship