Accounts Assistant - publishing

RGDuncan-Senior Finance Recruitment Specialists
07 Feb 2017
07 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Exciting opportunity for an Accounts Assistant to join a long established publisher based in modern bright offices in London.

Working alongside the accounts manager, you will be involved in checking and inputting a large volume of sales and royalty information and bookkeeping up to trial balance. It is a busy role demanding accuracy and good attention to detail where experience of book or music publishing would be an advantage.

It would be an ideal role for a book lover or a creative person who appreciates a calm and friendly environment.

Key Duties

  • Process royalty statements, advances income and payments received
  • Process 6 monthly royalty payments from major publishers
  • Chase overdue statements and monies due from UK & overseas publishers.
  • Liaise with and help to resolve queries from authors, agents and publishers
  • Prepare payment runs, inter-account bank transfers & invoices
  • Request reversion of rights from publishers
  • Pay company bills
  • Perform bank reconciliations on a monthly basis..
  • Monitor & reconcile credit card statements
  • Manage mobile phone contracts
  • Provide focal point for IT issues and liaise with external IT maintenance provider.

Skills and experience required

  • Accounts payable from invoice approval to payment
  • Accounts receivable including credit control
  • Excellent bank and account reconciliation skills
  • Strong Excel
  • A love of books would be an advantage
  • Very well organised
  • Accurate and thorough with good attention to detail
  • Part-qualified or qualified by experience

To Apply

Send a brief covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you would be a good fit for the role and company. Due to high volume we will only reply to short-listed candidates.