Staff Accountant

  • Kobalt
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Sep 12, 2019
Full time Finance

Job Description

We are hiring a Staff Accountant in our New York office. The Staff Accountant will perform all daily and monthly accounting functions for assigned areas. Functions are inclusive of journal entries and reconciliations to support the financial close. This includes participating in monthly and year-end financial closings, annual audit preparation and other special projects as requested by Accounting & Reporting management.


Founded in 2000 by Willard Ahdritz, Kobalt is creating the music company of the future. Kobalt is a global music and technology company built for artists, songwriters, publishers and labels as an alternative to the traditional music business model. Kobalt have built the technology infrastructure to enable better reporting and for artists to maintain ownership and control over how their work is distributed, tracked, collected, and monetized.  This global technology platform can track and collect royalties for the billions of micro-payments per song in digital music today.

This is an established yet fast growing creator-centric company of artists and songwriters including The Chainsmokers, Kelly Clarkson, Miles Davis, Dave Grohl, Lauv, Zayn Malik, Max Martin, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, Pitbull, Elvis Presley, Skrillex, Sam Smith, and many more. Kobalt represents on average over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in both the US and UK.

We’re currently 640 people based across 13 offices and we’re still growing!


  • Participate in the month-end close process
  • Prepare and review analysis of various balance sheet and P&L accounts
  • Process US payroll and expense reimbursements
  • Provide monthly variance analysis of cost centers with commentary
  • Assist with documentation and process improvement
  • Participate in the Company’s quarterly reviews and external audits by completing account analysis
  • Assist management with special ad hoc assignments, as requested


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Proficient in Excel and the Microsoft Office suite of products
  • Strong interpersonal skills – including ability to work with and challenge others
  • Strong team player and proactive approach to work
  • Strong organizational skills / prioritization
  • Solid working knowledge of accrual-based accounting with full P&L and balance sheet experience
  • Netsuite ERP or another automated accounting systems a plus
  • A CPA or CPA candidate is preferred

Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.