C.C. Young & Co – Copyright Controller (UK)

Based in the city of London, C.C. Young & Co are one of the leading music specialist firms of accountants and tax advisors. C.C. Young & Co. provides accountancy and taxation services to music industry clients.

Over the past 20 years, C.C. Young & Co. has enjoyed continued growth and now has departments specialising in tax, touring, recording, publishing, and business management services for artists and managers.

It is seeking a Copyright Controller to join the team dealing with clients who are copyright holders such as record companies, publishers, writers and composers.

Main Purpose of Job
  • Maintaining agreements files
  • Maintaining royalty statement files
  • Maintaining licence files
  • Typing contracts / liaising with artists to ensure signature and execution of contracts.
  • To ensure effective and proactive management of high profile clients’ repertoire registration and collection with the appropriate collecting societies.
  • To administer the receipt and organisation of royalty statements, both paper and electronically;
  • To assist in the preparation of royalty accounting for record labels and publishing companies;
  • To administer PRS Live
  • Handling the registration process for tracks for PPL, PRS, MCPS and other collection societies.
  • To assist the Head of Department with ad hoc projects that may arise.
Working Conditions
  • Work to be carried out onsite at the of C.C. Young & Co Offices
  • Attendance at in office and out of office meetings with Staff and Clients may be required – advance notice will be given if travel arrangements are required.
Skills & Qualifications Required:
  • Working knowledge of recording and publishing companies and collection societies;
  • Ability to interpret agreements; and
  • 2 years+ working at C.C. Young & Co. or similar music industry accounting firm.
Knowledge and Attitudes and Behaviours Required
  • Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office, with a primary focus on Word and Outlook;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Ability to follow projects through to completion;
  • Organized;
  • Good use of time management;
  • Friendly, helpful attitude;
  • Attention to detail;
  • “Go – with – the – flow” attitude; i.e. ability to be able to change the plan in order to accommodate urgent matters which may occur during the day
  • Good knowledge of Counterpoint Record Maestro or similar royalties software;
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel;
  • Ability to produce royalty statements to an acceptable standard; to include:
  • Correct rates and deductions
  • Appropriate presentation
  • General understanding of work undertaken by and issues concerning all C.C. Young & Co. departments (Personal Tax, Corporation Tax, Royalties & Audit, and Company Secretarial).
  • Ability to prioritise workload;
  • Ability to work to deadlines and produce accurate work whilst under pressure;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with colleagues and clients
  • Client Meetings (e.g. presenting result to management, communication with lawyers etc)
  • Telephone Conversations
  • Structured Written Correspondence (e-mails / letters), which may cover several distinct but related issues.Ability to use time in the office efficiently in order to achieve maximum level of productivity;
  • Awareness of chargeable time vs non-chargeable time
  • Ability to work to a budget; and
  • Awareness of clients’ “ability to bear”.
  • Ability to work well with others.

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