Royalty Operations & Accounting Administrator
The Royalty Support team in India provides royalty services to Pearson royalty management teams in the AUS, Canada and the UK. As a Operations Administrator, reporting to the Supervisor of the team, this individual will be responsible for executing the day-to-day operations/functions of Royalty Operations. This includes (1) timely preparation and review of Royalty Statements and related processes, including advance payments and scheduled payment runs (2) performing the author inquiry process. This person will also be responsible for keeping supervisors apprised of unusual situations, and supporting the reporting of metrics to management.
This role will have responsibility for:
Maintaining the workflow of royalty statements and payments (royalties and advances)
Performing escheatment process (US) for returned checks and researching escheatable vendors
Performing the process of adjustments, disbursements and other manual tasks
Providing quality customer service to authors, agents, business units, etc
Providing accurate accounting based on contractual terms in the royalty accounting systems
Responsible for making adjustments/ changes within the Royalty System that affect authors’ royalty statements, e.g. name and address changes, record reserves, manual earnings and prepayment
Working with system analysts to develop useful management reporting tools
Resolving inquiries from authors, agents, publishers, business managers and editors
Assisting in preparation of internal and external audits
Performing research using databases and/or contracts
Adhering to internal controls
Performing other duties as needed and assigned
Related work and academic experience
Candidate with 0 to 3 years of experience in Publishing/ Rights or Royalties are preferred
College degree is desirable but may be waived for significant relevant work experience
Essential skills and competencies
Excellent written/verbal English communication skills
Ability to work independently without direct supervision
Ability to work well within and across teams
Time management skills
Ability to deal with deadlines and pressure effectively
Ability to analyze/ interpret legal documents
Proficiency in all Microsoft applications
Multilingual skills a plus
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Organization: Corporate Finance
Req ID: 12812