Senior Accountant, Podcast, Talk, & Creator Monetization


  • Full Time

Spotify is looking for a highly motivated senior accountant to support the podcast accounting team. This is an amazing opportunity for someone seeking growth and challenges in one of the fastest growing areas at Spotify to help Spotify achieve its goal of being the #1 audio platform.

This person will be responsible for partnering with our Payments team, Content organization, and Financial Engineering team to help drive scale and efficiency in our accounting and payments processes, particularly to content creators. Apply for this role if you are a hands on & versatile team player who is able to work in a fast-paced environment.

The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years experience within an accounting and/or payments function in the tech, entertainment, media, or music industry. The position is based in New York City.


What You’ll Do


  • Assist with the implementation and management of payment solutions for our growing podcast business; this includes new initiatives, acquisitions, and global expansion
  • Facilitate content creator payouts workflow; ensure payments and reports are delivered consistently, accurately and on time in accordance with company policies & procedures, and in compliance with local statutory and tax requirements
  • Manage external vendors and/or creators inquiries including but not limited to vendor set up, payments, and tax compliance
  • Assist with month end close responsibilities, including preparation of journal entries, account reconciliation, and fluxes
  • Responsible for tracking Podcast Talent deals and recording associated cost in accordance with contract
  • Work cross functionally with the studios team to establish best practices and policies around expenses and payments
  • Manage podcast operating expenses including variance analysis
  • Collaborate with AP, Invoice To Pay, Financial Engineering, Tax, and Internal Audit to refine current payment processes and procedures
  • Other responsibilities include but not limited new business initiative support, ad hoc analyses and participate in special projects as assigned

    Who You Are


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 4 years in a similar accounting role within the tech, media, entertainment, or music industry
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Experience with payment solutions and/or mass payments
  • Experience with major ERP and/or financial payment systems (Oracle, SAP, Netsuite, Coupa, Hyperwallet, Paypal, Stripe)
  • Excellent time, self-management, and project management skills and ability to prioritize and multitask to meet deadlines required
  • Strong excel and/or google sheets skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment
  • Previous experience with SOX

    Where You’ll Be


  • We’ve introduced Work From Anywhere to give you more options!
  • Our offices are currently closed due to COVID-19. Post COVID, we will ask you to pop into the office a few days a week, we are giving you the flexibility to work from home on some days should you choose to do so.
  • Working hours? We operate within the local (EST) timezone for collaboration 



    Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.
    Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million users.
    Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
    Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.
    This position is not eligible to be performed in Colorado.