Assistant Royalty Accountant (Maternity Cover), Colchester

We are looking for an Assistant Royalty Accountant to join our Group Accounts team based at our Distribution site in Colchester, Essex. This role is offered on a 15 month fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave.

The accounting team within the Royalty Department is responsible for all payments, reconciliations and financial reporting dealing with a wide range of internal teams, authors and agents. Your main responsibilities within this role will include:

  • Regular processing of payment runs on both Random House and Penguin Books royalty ledger, associated tasks including:
    • Scheduling advances
    • Flagging advances for payment
    • Collating Payment run paperwork for signing
    • Producing remittances/invoices/payment request forms
    • Reconciling amount payable
    • Liaising with Editorial and Contracts teams
  • Dealing with queries from other departments and external agents/authors
  • Working within a team to ensure VAT Self-billing programme is up to date and accurate
  • Making adjustments to opening balances/royalty ledger/payment ledger
  • Checking accuracy of computations input by others
  • Ownership of several balance sheet accounts
  • Lead role in external third party audits
  • Dealing with period end checking/statement queries
  • Manual Statement production
  • Lead role in month end accrual computation
  • Providing cover for Royalty Accounts Team Leader
  • Analysing divisional royalty provisions
  • Reconciliation of sub-rights P&L account
  • Training Royalty Accounts Assistants to provide cover on certain tasks

To be successful in this role you will have impeccable attention to detail and will be able to work confidently within a team and under your own initiative. You’ll have a structured and disciplined approach to managing and organising your own workload, and will possess strong IT and systems skills.

If this sounds like a challenge you are ready to take on, please send your CV and Cover Letter by Sunday 25th August 2019.


Company: The Random House Group Limited 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: Essex 

City: Colchester 

Postal Code: CO7 7DW 

Job ID: 39661

Job Segment: Accounts Payable, Accounting, Finance

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