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Requisition Number 19-0288
Post Date 6/5/2019
Title Royalties Analyst
Organization Name Macmillan
City New York
State NY
Description

Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world, publishing a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. Macmillan Publishers is committed to our authors, our employees, and to the environment.

U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, Picador, St. Martin's Press and Tor Books. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer and Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Macmillan Publishers is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

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.
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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
• Advanced 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
• Experience with SAP a plus

Educational Background Required:

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