Senior Accountant

January 7, 2019

Reports to: Manager of Finance

Responsible for

Maintaining accounting records with a heavy emphasis on monthly financial statement preparation, month-end procedures, royalties’ reconciliations and other internal reporting.  Supervision of junior staff and assisting with other accounting functions as required. 

Location                                    Vancouver, B.C.

Where to Apply              

Position Summary

The Senior Accountant is a key role in assisting the finance department in meeting reporting deadlines. Functions of this position include but are not limited to: ensuring that all day-to-day transactions are accurately reported, verifying financial transactions and overseeing accounting operations, being responsible for month-end entries and reconciliations; assisting with the preparation of monthly F/S for board reporting in a timely manner; reviewing work performed by junior staff, assisting with a range of internal and one-off projects including delegating and assisting juniors where possible; artist management reporting and analysis and the review of related P&L’s prepared by junior staff; assisting the Manager of Finance and VP of Finance with the preparation of year-end working papers and tax return information for our auditors and tax advisors; assisting with the year-end audit process; and assisting with cash flow functions.

Main Duties

Candidates should be able to demonstrate their effectiveness at:


Manage month-end close process including, but not limited to, the preparation and completion of entries, supporting working papers, reconciliations, including some review of work performed by junior staff
Draft monthly F/S in a timely manner for review by Manager of Finance & VP of Finance
Reconcile artist advances receivable
Review GST return filings and assist with CRA correspondence and queries
Review coding of revenues and expenses
Analyze, reconcile and review intercompany transactions across multi-jurisdictions and in multi-currency
Analyze and perform reconciliations related to multi-currency balances and revaluations, including monthly foreign exchange revaluation procedures
Ensure the integrity of the monthly financial statements and error-free reporting
Analyze and reconcile monthly royalty expenses and accruals
Analyze and reconcile revenue accruals and artist paythroughs
Calculate and post inventory adjustments
Reconcile balance sheet accounts with supporting working papers & analysis

Cash Flow

Review bank reconciliations prepared by junior staff
Manage foreign exchange transactions


Review company P&Ls, artist manager P&Ls as well as other ad hoc artist-related reporting as required
Analyze budgets to actuals for entity-level income and expenses and artist related P&Ls

Accounts Receivable

Supervise and review coding of sales and earnings data from distributors and licensees, and entry to the appropriate system
Supervise and review coding of expenses receivable from distributor statements, and entry to the appropriate system

Accounts Payable

Review and approve coding of invoices and entry to the appropriate system
Review and approve coding of monthly employee credit cards and other expense reports


Maintain and prepare WCB remittances quarterly
Analyze and post correct payroll entries into the accounting system each period


Assist the Manager of Finance with funding applications and claims as required
Assist with the budgeting process on an annual basis
Suggest system improvements regarding integration in Great Plains Dynamics with the internal Royalties system and the Prophix financial reporting system
Assist the A/R and A/P clerks and the other finance staff when workflow requires.

This is a dynamic position and requires someone who is willing and able to deal with ad-hoc queries of a varying nature. 



3-5 years of experience in an intermediate or senior accountant role
Designated as a CPA or experience that replicates skill set
Must be able to and be depended upon to think outside the box
Exceptional communication (written & verbal) skills and problem-solving skills
Strong supervision, training and interpersonal skills
Strong organization and time management skills, as a large range of projects come up that need to be dealt with on a timely basis while managing and prioritizing other deadlines 
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Proficient in the use of: 

MS Office; strong Microsoft Excel skills are absolutely essential (daily use of non-templated lookups and pivot tables)
Microsoft Dynamics GP experience would be ideal
Prophix experience would be considered an asset
Experience with multi-currency and multi-jurisdictional intercompany transactions an asset


Core Competencies


You will have very strong organizational skills and the ability to delegate as you must assist in the training and management of three-four junior staff as well as a high volume of responsibilities across a group of cross-border entities in an extremely fast paced and deadline-oriented environment. It is crucial that your strengths include multitasking and the ability to prioritize as multiple requests and queries are received each day.


You like to collaborate and you communicate well with staff at all levels to complete projects and meet deadlines.  Many of your projects will require working with staff from all departments, as well as artists & business managers from outside the Company.


As we have a large roster of artists and managers, with vigorous month-end and artist reporting deadlines, accurate coding of revenue and expenses to each individual artist and/or manager correctly is crucial.  Therefore, you are detail-oriented while remaining mindful of priorities and deadlines.


All day-to-day transactions require judgment using solid accounting principles. You should have a strong understanding of accounting principles and theory. The Company reports under US GAAP, and reports under tax jurisdictions of Canada, USA, and Great Britain, so experience with these would be an asset.


Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics GP, or a similar program is essential.  You should be familiar with the Bank, A/R and A/P modules (in a non-automated environment), as well as the financial module.  Experience in using project/analytical accounting (AA) codes and management reporter would be beneficial.
Excel is used frequently for analysis and reporting. You should be familiar with common formulas, pivot tables, lookup functions, and formatting tools.
Knowledge of Prophix or a similar type reporting system would be beneficial.


Information on Internships at Nettwerk

December 1, 2017

At Nettwerk, we love our interns and strive to give them the best possible learning experience during their time with us. We offer our students one-on-one guidance and a relaxed atmosphere.

What do we look for an intern? Glad you asked! We like students who ask questions beyond the “how” we do things and look for the “why” we do things in our company. We want applicants who are passionate about music, but who are also looking for a creative career that goes above, “I’m with the band.” We expect our interns to provide us with just as much feedback as we give them, so don’t be surprised if someone asks you, “What do you think of this song?” or “How are you using Twitter?”

Eligibility: A candidate must be enrolled in either a graduate or undergraduate program and be receiving credit for their internship. Please apply only if you meet the eligibility requirements.

General Information: Interns are expected to work 12 to 20 hours a week during an 8 to 14 week internship period. All interns are subject to the applicable Nettwerk employee rules, including the Mutual Right to Arbitrate Claims and the Confidentiality Agreement. Interns who choose to use their own computers for work during their internships agree to follow all IT policies, including the prohibition of downloading or bit-torrenting protected files while at the Nettwerk offices.

Application Procedures: Candidates must submit a cover letter and resume. In the cover letter, please include what you hope to gain out of your internship experience and why you are interested in the music industry.

The following departments each participate in our program (not every department is available at every office):

Artist Management:

Managing an Artist covers a wide range of duties, so students interning in the Management Department never know what the next day will bring! Duties may include updating social networking sites, helping to advance tours, creating travel itineraries and researching backline costs. Interns who spend time working within the Management department will see firsthand the organization and the drive it takes to create a career in music.


Nettwerk Records is looking for a qualified intern to join our label team. This intern should be prepared to work in a fast-paced team environment, and will finish the internship having gained broad experience in various aspects of the music industry as well as participate in various stages of marketing campaigns for upcoming releases. Tasks include help maintain the radio spins database and coordinate promotional mailings, learn how to create signage, one-sheet mock ups, B2B marketing tools, develop the skills to perform analysis of marketing and sales data, prepare periodic project reports for artists on tour, seek and analyze competitor marketing and sales materials both on and offline, and provide support to social media efforts.

Online Marketing:

Studying in our Online Marketing Department gives students a chance to get real world hands-on experience in the expanding social media industry. Work with an eclectic roster of artists and help develop their online presence through innovative marketing, contests and viral campaigns. Candidates in this department should have some elementary experience with grassroots marketing and be web-savvy. HTML, graphic design, and video editing experience a plus, but not required.

Sync Department:

Internships in the Sync Department at Nettwerk require students who are passionate about helping Artists maximize their music’s exposure through licensing and synchronization. The ideal candidate has a general knowledge of copyright law and music publishing as well as an eye and ear for matching audio with video. Tasks include maintaining the music library for all Management, Label and Publishing clients, coordinating mailings, researching trailers, films and commercials, along with copyright clearance information.

PR / Press / Publishing: New York

Internships in the PR / Press / Publishing Department at Nettwerk require students who are passionate about helping Artists maximize their music's exposure through press and publishing. You will help maintain press reports for all artists and compile daily press clips. You will be asked to search for new blogs, magazines, and writers that we can add to our database. Drafting press releases and pitches, along with the potential of attending press interviews and tapings, are a possibility. In addition, the ideal candidate has a general knowledge of copyright law and music publishing as well as an eye and ear for matching audio with video. Tasks include maintaining the music library for all Management, Label and Publishing clients, coordinating mailings, researching advertisements and commercials, along with copyright clearance information.

Submission: Please send all applications (resume and cover letter) to