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Royalties Senior Assistant


Reporting to: Royalties Assistant Manager

Location: Stephen Street, London

Department: Finance

Contract: Permanent

Type of work: Hybrid/Personalised working


About Us

Join the place creatives call home!

Fremantle is a powerhouse of the TV and Film industry. We’re one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of Entertainment, Drama & Film and Documentaries.

From critically acclaimed dramas like The Responder, starring Martin Freeman, award winning films including Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar nominated The Hand of God to incredible entertainment like The Rap Game, Too Hot to Handle, The Apprentice and Britain’s Got Talent, we make shows with global appeal.


Our purpose

We aspire to tell stories that connect people around the world. We believe our shows should reflect and celebrate the world we live in and we want to create irresistible entertainment and engage with our audience. To achieve this, we must have people from all backgrounds and cultures working in our teams and on our shows, and we commit to creating opportunities for talent by being inclusive in all that we do.


The Role

Key support to both the Royalties Assistant Manager & Head of Royalties handling the general day to day workload management of the department, ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of the accounting both within the Royalties system and in the financial ledgers of the company. Manage all aspects of the Royalty Administration role. Ability to deputise for the Royalties Assistant Manager and the Royalties Manager in their absence.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the workload management within the Royalties team, assisting the Royalties Assistant Manager and the Head Royalties Manager to coach, and train the team members to ensure that the contractual payments are accurately prepared to the agreed timetable
  • Approval of royalty accounting up to agreed authorisation level, ensuring the royalty files hold sufficient detail for audit purposes and that the relevant financial accounting entries are accurate
  • Authorisation of sales costing to ensure accurate reflection of the contractual obligations (exact workload split will be defined by the Royalties Manager)
  • Assist with the development of the DPS system from a Royalties stance, working closely with the Finance, Rights and IT teams across the business
  • Delegate to the Royalty Assistants where necessary
  • Manage key projects and set realistic timeframes to accomplish tasks
  • Ability to deputise for the Royalties Assistant Manager and the Royalties Manager in their absence
  • Ad hoc duties as required
  • Preparation of the royalty accounting for complex contractual obligations for key talent / commercially sensitive business partners
  • Ability to identify and recommend process improvements to the Head of Royalties for discussion and be involved within project teams to implementation
  • Monitor time-keeping and sickness
  • Lead the Royalty Assistants to operate standard practises across the team and streamline the workflow. Monitor going forward
  • Formulate, review and update performance plans and communicate them regularly to the team, monitoring progress to ensure that individual and team targets are met
  • Support and develop the role of the Royalties Assistants
  • Work with the Assistants to improve communication to the wider team, refer to Workplace for current business activities with regular updates highlighted to the Royalties team
  • Under the supervision of the Royalties Assistant Manager, define the training plans for the new recruits, train the existing members of the team and engage in regular refresher courses


Key Skills and Experience: 

  • Accuracy and attention to detail are a key requisite
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • 2 years or more royalties experience
  • Experienced in Royalties and driving processe
  • Ability to use own Initiative and develop ideas
  • Excellent communication skills essential
  • MS Office skills essential (Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work effectively under time pressure
  • Strong financial accounting skills
  • Focused and motivated to manage processes and lead a team within a busy working environment
  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively with key contacts, at all levels, written and verbally, both within and outside the Company


Our benefits include: generous company pension, summer Fridays, audience tickets, employee assistance programme, access to free courses and training, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, business coaching sessions and volunteer days.


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Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann

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Company: FremantleMedia Group Ltd 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: W1T 1AL 

Job ID: 244704

Date:  23-Sep-2022

London, LND, GB, W1T 1AL

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