Royalties Analyst, UK Consumer Finance
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.
The Bloomsbury Royalties Department is responsible for preparing royalty statements and making advance and royalty payments to Bloomsbury’s authors around the world. We are now recruiting for a UK Consumer Royalties Analyst to join this busy team
The Royalties Analyst – UK Consumer role partners with the consumer teams within Bloomsbury UK to ensure that advances and royalties are paid accurately and on time, queries are dealt with professionally and to assist with preparing royalty data analysis for both editorial and management teams. Whilst prior publishing royalties experience would be desirable, this role is also open to numerate graduates with good communication skills and attention to detail. This is a good opportunity to gain experience of publishing and to deal with some of the UK’s best known authors/agents.
- Timely payment of contractual advances to authors
- Setting up contracts on royalty system
- Setting up of supplier details on accounting system
- Monthly review of and clearing of items from exception reports
- Preparation of data for accounting intercompany royalties
- Participate in all aspects of UK half-yearly royalty runs to ensure payments to authors are accurate and made on time
- Dealing with and resolving royalty queries from authors, agents and editors in a professional and timely manner
- Assist with the preparation of reports and analysis to editorial and management teams [e.g. on unearned balances/missing contracts, etc.]
- Assist with integration of new acquisitions into the royalty system
- Ad-hoc tasks as and when required
Knowledge, skills and experience
- Strong excel skills – pivots, v-look-ups, etc.
- Numeracy, speed and accuracy
- Good communication and organisational skills
- Familiarity with royalty and/or accounting systems
- Royalties experience – ideally in trade publishing
- Understanding of double entry book-keeping and general accounting desirable
The role is a full-time permanent position.
The role is based at our London office 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP on a hybrid working pattern of 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred). Allocated office days are: Monday and Tuesday
Please apply with a CV and covering letter addressed to Human Resources (Word or PDF format only) via the ‘APPLY NOW’ button detailing how you meet the requirements outlined above for this role by 16 December 2021
As well as a fantastic opportunity to join a global award-winning organisation, Bloomsbury offers the following competitive benefits package:
- hybrid working pattern of: 2 days office based / 3 days home based (or fully office based if preferred)
- 25 days holiday
- 3.5 days Christmas company holiday
Season Ticket Loan
Share Save Scheme
Summer Hours – June to August
Eye Care Voucher Scheme
Company culture! – Employee Voice Meetings, Staff Networks (BAME, Disability, Mental Health, LGBTQ+ and Parents, Guardians and Carers), 15 Mental Health First Aiders trained across the UK offices, Publishing Events and access to free Publishing Resources
For additional benefits see below
Bloomsbury is willing to make any reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process, please flag to the recruitment team if required
Applicants must have the legal right to work in the UK.
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney. Within Bloomsbury’s Academic division, it publishes under Bloomsbury, as well as under a number of prestigious and historic imprint names. Read Our Story for how it all began.
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