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Royalties Analyst, Bloomsbury Publishing

Posted 6 March by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc Ended

The opportunity

Bloomsbury Publishing’s Royalties Department is responsible for preparing royalty statements and making advance and royalty payments to Bloomsbury’s authors around the world.

This role will partner with both consumer and non-consumer teams within our Bloomsbury US list to ensure that royalties are paid accurately and on time, queries are dealt with professionally and that both editorial and management are provided with high quality analysis of royalty data and trends to assist in decision making. The candidate will require strong Excel capability, good communication skills and experience of royalties within the publishing industry.

The role

  • Set up supplier details on accounting system
  • Monthly review and clearing of items from exception reports
  • Provision of monthly reports and analysis to editorial and management teams [e.g. on royalties variances/unearned balances/missing contracts, etc.]
  • Co-ordination with UK/US counterpart on intercompany royalty accounting to ensure full royalty coverage
  • Process adjustments for intercompany sales and royalties
  • Monthly preparation of royalty and sales data from digital academic platforms and other channels
  • Active participation in all aspects of half-yearly royalty runs to ensure payments to authors are accurate and made on time
  • Deal with and resolve royalty queries from authors and editors in a professional and timely manner
  • Assist with integration of new acquisitions into the royalty system
  • Ad-hoc tasks as and when required

Skills, knowledge, experience

  • Royalties experience, ideally in trade or academic publishing
  • Strong Excel skills - pivots, v-look-ups, etc.
  • Strong numeracy skills
  • Ability to work at speed and accurately
  • Good communication skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Familiarity with royalty and accounting systems
  • Experience of data processing using Microsoft Access/Excel
  • Understanding of double entry book-keeping and general accounting desirable

The role is a full-time permanent position, based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. Bloomsbury Publishing offers a competitive salary, great development prospects and benefits.

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Required skills

  • Academic Publishing
  • Accounting Software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Royalties
  • Time Management

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