Royalties Controller

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  • Salary:
    Competitive
  • Location:
    Manila
  • Country:
    Philippines
  • Division:
    Finance
  • Vacancy Type:
    Permanent
  • Closing Date:
    31 January 2022

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Arianne Santos

asantos@cambridge.org

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We are Cambridge University Press & Assessment, a world-leading academic publisher and assessment organisation, and a proud part of the University of Cambridge.

We are recruiting for a Royalties Controller who will be part of our Royalties Team.  The role supports the Royalties team with the delivery of a full support service to authors and editorial teams across a range of payment, taxation, contract loading and associated queries.

Why should you join Cambridge?

Our mission is to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning, and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Which is why every year, we give vital support to millions of people in more than 170 countries around the world. From teachers and learners to researchers and academics, we help to build confidence, unlock potential, and enable success. We give people the opportunity to show what they've learnt, we spread knowledge, spark enquiry, and aid understanding.

We achieve this by embracing change, and continuously focusing on our customers' needs. And by collaborating, and carefully listening to our customers and to each other, we keep moving forward, keep innovating, and keep finding newer and better ways of doing things.

When you join Cambridge, you get the best possible combination of a supportive, caring environment, balanced with work that brings out the best in you. You will have access to learning and development opportunities, and business tools essential for your role so that you can perform at your peak.

What can we offer you?

We have 50 offices worldwide, with ten major hubs. In this role, you will collaborate with colleagues across different areas of the business and branches.  It is an opportunity that will enable you to widen your horizon by learning from other cultures.

The role requires a team player with a strong desire to provide excellent customer service. The ability to work flexibly and multi-task, in order to alternate between resolving complex queries and processing contract data quickly and accurately, to ensure the timely and accurate calculation and payment of authors' royalty earnings.

On top of these, working with Cambridge will also give you stability. We show our care for our people by allowing them to grow not just professionally but also personally. We promote work-life balance through flexible work schedules, hybrid work arrangements, and generous paid leaves. In addition, you will be entitled to our health care benefits with coverage for dependents, group life insurance, and robust wellbeing programs right on the first day of joining us.

What will you do in this role?

Working under the supervision of one of the Royalties Leads, you will:

Ensure accurate input and maintenance of the Royalty and Author data across all systems used by the team including:

  • Accurate input and maintenance of the Royalty and Author data across all systems used by the team, including:
  • Input author/beneficiary/editor/agent bank details accurately to ensure royalty payments go to correct accounts.
  • Load author contracts accurately and promptly to maintain Sales No Contract amounts below Department targets.
  • Adjust authors' accounts as required, e.g. change of address, email, bank details, VAT registration etc.
  • Verify and input advance payments as per contract terms.
  • Verify and amend author accounts for deceased authors and their beneficiaries.
  • Verify and update author accounts for aged creditors.
  • Provide an excellent service to authors and promptly resolve their queries to avoid follow up chasers and complaints.
  • Be aware of and contribute to the preparation of the Bi-annual royalties calculation runs.
  • To prepare, verify, process and account for all author payments, including advances, for the monthly payment runs.
  • To be aware of, and to ensure compliance to our financial and contractual obligations to our authors.
  • To be aware of, and to comply with, our legal and regulatory obligations to authors and third parties, e.g. Tax Authorities.

What makes you the ideal candidate for this position?

You will be ideal for this part if you have experience in a similar role but this is not essential.   You will make a strong candidate if you have good numerical skills and excellent written communication skills, with strong attention to detail and accuracy, supported by the ability to quickly input large volumes of data.

In addition, experience, knowledge or expertise in the following would give you an advantage, but is not essential :

  • Use of Alliant, SAP and Filemaker software.

What does our organisation stand for?

Cambridge University Press & Assessment is committed to being a place where anyone can enjoy a successful career, where it's safe to speak up, and where we learn continuously to improve together. We welcome applications from all candidates, regardless of demographic characteristics (age, disability, educational attainment, ethnicity, gender, marital status, neurodiversity, religion, sex, and sexual identity), cultural, or social class/background.

We believe that diversity of thought, background, and approach create better outcomes. More importantly, fostering an inclusive culture is the right thing to do, and it's part of how we achieve our purpose: to contribute to society through the pursuit of education, learning and research at the highest international levels of excellence. Ensuring that anyone, no matter who they are, feels they belong here is an essential part of who we are and the contribution we make to society, and to our planet.

To enable an environment which our people can thrive in, our customers benefit from, and where work complements life, we empower everyone to manage their time and capacity, and to prioritise their wellbeing. That's why from day one everyone at Cambridge University Press & Assessment can discuss flexible working options to find the best solution for them and their role.

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