Royalties Assistant – 10 month FTC

Reporting to: Royalties


Reporting to: Royalties Assistant

Location: Stephen Street, London

Department: Finance

Contract: 10-month FTC


About Us

Join the place creatives call home!

Fremantle is a powerhouse of the TV and Film industry. We’re one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of Entertainment, Drama & Film and Documentaries.


From critically acclaimed dramas like The Responder, starring Martin Freeman, award winning films including Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar nominated The Hand of God to incredible entertainment like The Rap Game, Too Hot to Handle, The Apprentice and Britain’s Got Talent, we make shows with global appeal.


Our purpose

We aspire to tell stories that connect people around the world. We believe our shows should reflect and celebrate the world we live in and we want to create irresistible entertainment and engage with our audience. To achieve this, we must have people from all backgrounds and cultures working in our teams and on our shows, and we commit to creating opportunities for talent by being inclusive in all that we do.


The Role

The Royalties Assistant is a key member of the Royalties team. The individual will handle the calculation of beneficiary payments, ensuring the timeliness and accuracy of the accounting both within the Royalties system and in the financial ledgers of the Company.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the beneficiary and agency statements as defined within the contractual agreements and to the agreed timetable, ensuring that the royalty files hold sufficient detail for audit purposes.
  • Preparation of the financial journals and payment headers for input into the accounting system SAP thus ensuring that the financial accounting entries (vendors, advances, recharges etc) are both complete and accurate.
  • Preparation of schedules to support the recharges shown on the beneficiary and agent statements.
  • Initiate payments to beneficiaries, either by preparation of self-billed invoices or by requesting the beneficiary to invoice.
  • Preparation of ad hoc schedules as required by the senior members of the Royalties team to support financial accounting entries, beneficiary queries, audits etc.
  • Liaise both internally and externally to resolve any queries as they arise, passing complex / commercial sensitive queries to the senior members of the Royalties team
  • Ad hoc duties as requested.
  • Ability to identify and recommend process improvements to the Royalties Manager for discussion

Essential Skills and Experience:

  • Highly numerate, accuracy and attention to detail are a key requisite
  • Previous experience of preparation of Royalties statements and / or exposure to other areas of a central accounts function
  • Ability to interpret contractual agreements
  • Organised and methodical approach


Desirable Skill and Experience:

  • Previous experience of SAP


Our benefits include: generous company pension, summer Fridays, audience tickets, employee assistance programme, access to free courses and training, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan, business coaching sessions and volunteer days.


If you need any of this information in a different format or would like to suggest a different form of application, please contact careers@fremantle.com


Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann. 

For more information, please visit Fremantle.com, follow us @FremantleHQ or visit our LinkedIn and  Facebook pages.


Company: FremantleMedia Group Ltd 

Country: United Kingdom 

State/Region: London 

City: London 

Postal Code: W1T 1AL 

Job ID: 271439

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