Royalty Data Analyst
Corbis Corporation - Seattle, WA

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About Corbis
Corbis is a leading digital media company empowering advertisers, publishers and other media producers to break through the industry clutter through deep access to, and integrations with the world’s great creative content. Corbis has offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia that serve more than 50 countries. For more information, visit www.corbisimages.com

Who We Are
At Corbis we value innovation, creativity, teamwork and accountability. We have a results-oriented, customer-centric, fun and highly creative culture. Corbis employees receive a generous benefits package, and enjoy working with and learning from the best and the brightest in this dynamic industry. We recognize and reward outstanding performance, and we encourage growth through our ongoing learning and development programs.

Purpose
The royalty accounting team is responsible for (i) producing timely and accurate royalty statements for our contributors, (ii) partnering with Accounts Payable to ensure our contributors are paid accurately and timely, (iii) ensuring all tax compliance with royalty payments, and (iv) ensuring all royalties are properly accounted for. There is a significant contributor relations/service aspect to this team as we support thousands of contributors in resolving questions regarding their payments, statements, contracts, and we connect them to others within Corbis for topics outside of Royalty Accounting’s scope.

This role is responsible for ingesting, processing, exporting, and analyzing large volumes of data in order to influence the accurate and timely calculation, financial reporting, and payment of GreenLight and Veer royalties. The position takes primary responsibility for overseeing contract and contact maintenance within the GreenLight royalty system. This position is data and information systems intensive and involves researching and resolving complex data and systems issues that affect royalties. This position is a Subject Matter Expert (SME) within the royalties team, supporting team members’ data reporting and technical needs. This is a position that requires the creation of new/refined processes and procedures to achieve optimal accuracy and efficiency. This position is key to implementing future enhancements to the automation of GreenLight royalties, and to integrating royalties systems at Corbis.

Responsibilities

Participate in system development and process improvement projects

Enter rights holder contact and contract data to the royalty accounting system (Alliant) for processing of GreenLight royalties

Research and resolving inquiries from internal and external stakeholders

Perform monthly and quarterly royalties processing:
Ingest large sales data files received from outside third parties, ensuring the complete and accurate ingestion into Alliant

Run automated jobs to produce monthly and quarterly royalty statements to rights holders

Write and run ad-hoc data queries in Alliant to facilitate analysis of royalties

Understand the functionality and flexibility of Alliant and participate in decisions about how to address and correct rights holder issues. This may entail reviewing transactional data that has fed from third parties or other Corbis systems, reviewing the contract setup in Alliant, and reviewing contractual agreements

Perform audit checks and internal control activities to ensure accurate system calculations, query results, and data transfer between systems

Provide support to Corbis royalties systems as needed. Cross train and act as back-up for the Royalty Data Analyst for processing Corbis Images royalties

Research and participate in resolving system interface warnings and errors

Qualifications

3-5 years’ experience working with large volumes of data in a systems-intensive environment

1-3 years’ experience working with Alliant

Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel, Access, and databases

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills with an ability to utilize available resources

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to explain complex information to individuals at all levels, inside and outside the organization

Self-motivated and proactive, capable of working with limited supervision, and at times under pressure and within time constraints

Basic accounting knowledge; familiarity with royalty accounting concepts is a plus

Creative thinker willing to take initiative with opportunities for improvement

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with some ambiguity, with the goal of establishing well defined workflows

Strong work ethic and high level of integrity and discretion in handling confidential information

Understanding of internal controls

Flexible working hours helpful with ability to work overtime as needed

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