HarperCollins Publishers

Royalty Coordinator

Job Locations US-TN-Nashville
Category
Finance

Overview

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HCCP is committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and highly values diverse backgrounds and insights that fuel our innovation.

 

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, the world’s leading Christian publisher, is seeking a Royalty Coordinator to join our Royalty Department.

 

The Royalty Coordinator is responsible for entering and maintaining all royalty contracts and vendors as well as processing payment requests, deposits, and outside income along with providing ongoing administrative support. A prospective candidate for this role will benefit from a background in royalties (book publishing royalties experience is preferred) and sales data. The candidate must be extremely detail oriented with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure in a deadline driven environment. There will be a considerable need for accuracy in contract interpretation for data entry. A candidate will need the ability to accurately understand and apply publishing contract terms.

Responsibilities

The main responsibilities of the Royalty Coordinator include the following:

  • Accurately enter new contracts, amendments, extensions, and termination agreements into the royalty software system according to the rates and terms outlined in the contract
  • Ensure royalty and contract data is accurate and consistently maintained in the royalty system
  • Add new contract parties and ensure proper payee documentation
  • Enter royalty system updates and beneficiary change information
  • Assign royalty subaccount ledgers and enter adjustments as needed
  • Process advance installments and payment requests
  • Process outside income and coordinate incoming split payments
  • Report on expiring contracts and related contract renewals when applicable
  • Review, research and provide timely responses to high volumes of inquiries and information requests
  • Complete related duties and projects as determined by the Director, Finance 

Additional responsibilities may include the following:

  • Assist with the preparation, review, and mailing of quarterly royalty statements
  • Liaise and follow up with other internal departments, including Publishers and Legal, as needed

Qualifications

Knowledge/Work Experience:

A minimum of 1 year in a corporate accounting, finance, or royalty department is desired. Experience in book publishing is preferred. Experience processing sales data is also preferred.

 

Education:

Associate’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business-related field is required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred.

 

Industry Knowledge:

Experience with sales, royalty, or distribution of goods (order to cash and warehouse) processes is desired. Knowledge of book royalties, author contracts, or contract interpretation is a plus.

 

Skills:

Intermediate to advanced level Microsoft Excel skills required.

Proficient in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC with knowledge of edit tools, signatures, etc.

Prior experience using Klopotek Royalty Software and/or JD Edwards Financial Software is a plus.

 

HarperCollins Christian Publishing is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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