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Royalties Assistant

Posted July 6th 2022

Job Title: Royalties Assistant (office based position)
Company: The Agency (London) Limited, company based in Holland Park W11.
Location: London
Reports to: Royalties Manager
The Agency represents all manner of writers and directors working in drama across film, television and theatre; from those at the peak of their careers to those at the very beginning. That range is reflected in the company too – the agents here are as varied in their taste as they are in age and experience.
The Agency works with other successful book agencies representing their clients’ media rights and in addition, has a bespoke children’s literary department. What binds the team at The Agency is their enthusiasm for their clients, great drama and the deal-making that facilitates it.
Our finance/accounts department has 6 members of staff – 4 of them working with receivables and royalties.

• Administration of daily payments, including:
– Processing royalty payments via a bespoke royalty management system (RMS)
– Posting of payments to excel spreadsheets
– To upkeep and maintain the general ledger
• Invoicing for client fees
• Maintenance of outstanding invoice list
• Chasing of outstanding client VAT amounts
• Inter-account client VAT and tax transfers
• Maintenance of client individual records
• Provision of client ledgers and bank statements to accountants
• Calculation of annual client earnings and production of client earnings reports
• Response to client and in-house queries
• Foreign payments – preparing fee statements and organising payments in foreign currencies
• Filing and shredding
• Stationary orders
• Ad hoc duties

We are looking for someone with:
Attention to detail
Accurate data entry skills
Must be able to complete all tasks within agreed deadline
Efficient and accurate numeracy skills
Good writing and communication skills
Proficiency in Word and Excel
Understanding of VAT
Exposure to accounting databases
Comfortable working (and multi-tasking) in a small team
Previous experience in royalties is desirable but not essential
We are an equal opportunities employer and keen to encourage applications from individuals from under-represented groups.

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