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Berlin, Germany

Manager, Royalties - 12-Month Contract

Finance & Growth   |   Job ID  2413084
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Good storytelling starts with great listening. At Audible, that means each role and every project has our audience in mind. Because the same people who design, develop, and deploy our products also happen to use them. To us, that speaks volumes.

Based in Berlin, Audible is looking for a Manager, Royalties, who will be responsible for the timely and accurate processing of royalty reporting and related payment processes for Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. In this position, you will be on the Global Royalties team collaborating with our EU Content, EU Business, and Financial Services teams.

As a Manager, Royalties at Audible EU, you will…
- Process monthly and quarterly royalty statements and related payments accurately and in a timely manner
- Validate royalty reports from the Audible royalty systems, identify incomplete/inaccurate data and royalty calculations, and pursue root cause explanations with upstream teams
- Review contractual advance payments and related royalty recoupment where applicable
- Prepare manual royalty calculations/adjustment reports and royalty analyses as needed
- Be responsible for researching, reconciling and resolving royalty related financial statement inconsistencies
- Resolve day-to-day internal and external inquiries related to royalties
- Participate in the month-end financial close processing
- Work with ACR team engineers to propose system enhancements and implement changes in royalty calculations structures and logics
- Ensure proper royalty financial controls are implemented on a recurring basis
- Support schedule preparation, requests for reports, and other ad-hoc data requests required for reporting

At Audible, we innovate and inspire through the power of voice. We're changing the narrative on storytelling. As a leading creator and provider of premium audio storytelling, we've redefined the ways people access, discover, and share stories. The stories we tell have the ability to transport and transform everyday moments into meaningful experiences and it's our people who make Audible's service possible. We're listeners, storytellers, and problem-solvers. Our perspectives and experiences power our ideas and come together in our mission to unleash the power of the spoken word. Audible offers a Hub+Home hybrid workplace model that gives employees flexibility between gathering in an Audible workspace (work from hub) and remote work (work from home). For more information, please visit

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Berlin, BE, DEU


- Minimum 3 years of experience in finance or a related analytical field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Strong research, analytical and problem-solving skills
- Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and experience working with large amounts of data
- Understanding of intellectual property, licensing, and royalties
- Clear and concise written and verbal skills help you to communicate fluently in English
- Strong attention to detail and the ability to multi-task with various projects
- Ability to operate in a high-energy, high-intensity environment as well as a strong sense of urgency with all work-related tasks
- Self-motivated and highly organized with good time management skills
- Possess the ability to prioritize deliverables, resolve issues, and meet deadlines


- Prior work experience in royalties, or as a financial or accounting analyst
- Fluency in a second European language (especially German, French or Italian)
- New system/process implementation experience which includes identifying gaps where system enhancements can be made
- Experience working with SQL and Workday

Audible is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Audible is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual identity, or any other legally protected status. We therefore ask you to exclude unnecessary information, such as a photo, date or place of birth, gender identification, family and marital status, nationality, religion etc. from your CV or resume. Thank you for doing your part to create equal opportunities for everyone.
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