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Finance Assistant (Royalties)

Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, England
Industry:
Finance
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: ASH15972WC_1555337635
Contact Name: Will Cusack
Contact Email: wcusack@ashdowngroup.com
Job Published: 8 days ago
A well-established media company and publisher is seeking a Finance Assistant to maintain the royalty vendor's ledger and related accounting processes. You'll manage the multi-cycle royalty payment system and pay-out structure for all of the company's titles

You will also correspond directly with authors, agents and beneficiaries to collect necessary payment documentation and address royalty related questions including historical research and reporting.

Responsibilities:

*To assist in preparing monthly management accounts on a timely basis

*To assist in reconciling the Company's Balance Sheet

*To establish the most efficient processing work flows in Rightsline and SAP

*Setting up Rep Deals in Rightsline in accordance with contracts

*Facilitate and liaise with foreign subagents for royalty and settlement reports

*Collaborate with Business Affairs to facilitate payee changes, address queries, and issues that arise regarding direction of payment/historical reporting

*Run and review royalty statements on a monthly basis, and book royalty statements bi-annually.

*Manage the royalty payment process across company systems

*To work with the licensing department and the Rights department to ensure optimum use of Rightsline (Royalty System) and its integration with SAP by Design

*Assist Financial Controller with management reporting



Experience required:

*Advanced Excel skills

*Knowledge of SAP accounting software, particularly SAP By Design

*Experience of Royalty accounting

*Interest in theatre and the arts







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