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Royalties Analyst  
  posted: Aug. 10, 2017
 Offered by: 
Macmillan Publishers
 Benefits: 
Health, Dental, 401K
 Duration: 
Full Time
 Location: 
New York, NY
 Requirements: 
Position Description:

Reporting to the VP of Royalties, this individual will provide support in a variety of topics related to the preparation and issuance of accurate and timely royalty statements to Authors, Agents, Illustrators, and other parties. Responsibilities will also include interpretations of contract terms, handling advances and royalty payment requests, extraction of data relevant to the Vista royalty and Bradbury Phillips systems, and preparations of schedules and analyses detailing royalty calculations/royalty expense involving large amounts of data.

 

Major Responsibilities:

• Process timely semi-annual royalty statements and related activity files:

o Review contract and payee setups

o Calculate and enter reserves in accordance with contract and company policies

o Review statements to insure accuracy

o Distribute statements to editorial and business units for review

o Review sales data prior to interfacing to royalty system

o Post expenses/fees/deductions

o Prepare manual adjustments and statements when required

• Interact with business units and other departments to resolve issues

• Prepare ad hoc reports/analysis as needed

• Comply with all US & Foreign tax withholding, reporting and filing requests related to advances, royalty, and subrights income payments

• Handle and respond to statement recipients’ inquiries and requests

 

Required Skills / Knowledge:

• Must be detail-oriented, analytical, and exercise good judgment

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Excellent organizational skills. Must be able to meet deadlines and multi-task

• Computer savvy—comfortable with databases, queries, and spreadsheets

• Intermediate Microsoft Excel user

• Motivated, disciplined, with high personal and professional standards of integrity and ethics

• Able to deal with frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events

• Meets challenges with resourcefulness

 

Experience Needed:

• 3-4 years relevant experience

• Book publishing experience preferred

• Experience with system conversions a plus

 

Educational Background Required:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience, Accounting/Finance background preferred

 

Please Note: No submissions will be accepted without a cover letter. Thank you!
 About Our  
Company: 
Macmillan is a group of media companies in the United States held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck, based in Stuttgart, Germany, which publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. Our American publishers include Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Henry Holt & Company, W.H. Freeman and Worth Publishers, Bedford/St. Martin’s, Picador, Roaring Brook Press, St. Martin’s Press, Tor Books, Hayden McNeil, Macmillan Children’s Group, Macmillan Audio and Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences --race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective — in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC.
Job #  19588
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