CBS Corporation Royalty Accountant in Parsippany, New Jersey

Royalty Accountant

REF#: 27496

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: Simon & Schuster

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff

JOB SCHEDULE: Full-Time

JOB LOCATION: Parsippany, NJ

ABOUT US:

Simon & Schuster, a part of CBS Corporation, is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic, and audio formats. Its divisions include Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing, Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing, Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster Digital, and international companies in Australia, Canada, India and the United Kingdom.

DESCRIPTION:

This position assures that royalty reporting to authors and related payments are computed correctly in accordance with contractual clauses that govern the work. This position will: review, process and document appropriate necessary adjustments to the accounting system, audit and review the royalty statements and provide quality customer service through timely and accurate resolution of author, agent and editorial community inquiries.

Direct Responsibilities:


Assure that royalty reporting to authors and related payments are computed correctly in accordance with contractual clauses that govern the work.


Assure that all internal control procedures (SOX) are followed.


Review, process and document appropriate/necessary adjustments to the Royalty Accounting System.


Perform various audits and reviews of royalty statements.


Run and analyze various reports to ensure quality and integrity of author contracts, royalty statements, and Royalty Accounting System.


Prepare manual author royalty statements for contracts that cannot be supported in the Royalty Accounting System.


Review, compare and submit changes for annual 1099 tax reporting related to royalty payments.


Review, organize and maintain all completed author audit packages.


Provide quality customer service through timely and accurate resolution of author, agent and editorial community inquiries.

Schedule: M-F 8:30am-5:00pm

Location: Parsippany, NJ

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • BA/BS, - Accounting

  • 0-2 year work experience

  • Intermediate abilities in MS Office Suite, strong Access experience a plus

  • Computer Database (SQL) skills a plus


Strong analytical skills; analyze data, identify problems and make recommendations for changes based on information.


Ability to maintain customer relationships by meeting customer service needs.


Ability to communicate effectively.


Strong problem solving skills.


Highly organized with ability to multi-task and prioritize work volume.

EEO STATEMENT:

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled