Royalties & Account Manager

Job Locations IT-Milano
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/2/2023 9:46 AM)
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Hybrid work: Employees work in a hybrid model balancing collaboration in our office and remote work.  

Fixed Term Contract: One (1) Year


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WildBrain CPLG is a world-leading entertainment, sport and brand licensing agency with 20 offices worldwide. Since 1972 we have been providing our partners with dedicated licensing and marketing professionals and fully integrated retail, creative & product development, legal and accounting services.  


We are looking to add to our talented team of innovators that can help us manage some of the most profitable and enduring brands in the world! We believe that our partnerships are about clarity, openness, and trust, and we are widely known for our no-nonsense, straightforward approach. Come join us! 


About the Role

Reporting to the VP Southern Europe and Finance Director this role is based in our Milan office with matrix reporting lines supported by our head office in London. The Royalties & Account Manager will primarily focus on obtaining accurate and timely royalty forecasts from licensees as well as ensuring cash is collected promptly according to invoices raised and distributed to licensees.






  • Obtains, analyses, audits and reconciles royalty reports from licensees for all commercial licensing agreements in the region, in cooperation with the finance team at headquarters.
  • Distributes sales invoices to licensees, resolves licensee queries and performs effective credit control to collect cash.
  • Reconciliation between systems and head office files
  • Run reports for local territory review
  • Manage withholding tax processes for the region, obtaining necessary documentation from licensors and providing it to licensees to minimise WHT deductions
  • Requesting WHT certificates to licensees every year
  • Requests sales/royalty forecasts from licensees and coordinates with the sales team and the team in London to compile files for licensors
  • coordinates and prepares royalty and cost budgets
  • In collaboration with the accountant, ensures the submission of monthly reports to CPLG's head office in the UK.
  • In collaboration with the accountant, coordinates re-invoicing of costs and marketing activities
  • In cooperation with the accountant, submit WHT certificates to be sent out to suppliers every year
  • In cooperation with the accountant, coordinates tax and non-tax obligations of the company.
  • Coordinates accounting matters with the finance team at headquarters and with other departments, locations and business units.
  • Manages local accounts and pay supplier invoices.
  • Checks expense reports to be sent to the accountant
  • Credit cards monthly reconciliation
  • Handling petty cash in different currencies

Additional Duties (Office Management)

  • Ordering stationery & items for the office
  • Organising shipments
  • Organising client events
  • Reception duty
  • Coordinate local suppliers and foreign  suppliers
  • Coordinate safety advisors and related documentation
  • point of reference for banks and all suppliers
  • helping HR with personnel issues (funds to be paid, necessary obligations, etc) and personnel documentations
  • ordering and taking accounts of the lunch vouchers for the employees



  • Previous experience in a related finance role
  • Demonstrated detail orientation with high level of accuracy in generating quantitative and qualitative analysis, and strong organization and prioritization skills
  • Effective time management skills and flexibility to work with changing priorities, ability to handle multiple competing priorities in a fast-paced work environment
  • Self-starter, able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Responsible, proactive, and diligent, with highest standards of integrity
  • Expert level Excel skills: Pivot Tables, V-Look Ups, etc
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proficient at building relationships with multiple levels of stakeholders, both external and internal
  • Good English and Italian in both written and verbal communication


What We Offer 

Working at WildBrain CPLG is more than a job — it’s the opportunity to join forces with extraordinary, insightful and imaginative people who will recognize your talents and encourage your professional growth and development in a work environment that promotes creativity and individuality. We offer competitive benefits and we invest in our people and their future. [Input any benefit details in here or you can list ‘Statutory Benefits’] 


Our commitment 

Diversity and Inclusion are in our DNA. As a global leader in kids and family entertainment, we strive to reflect and honour the diversity of our audiences around the world. We believe that creating diverse and inclusive content & brands begins with fostering a culture of belonging at WildBrain CPLG. To us, a culture of belonging is one where we celebrate and welcome the diversity of all employees, stakeholders, and external partners and strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and brings their authentic self to work.  


We demonstrate our commitment to this by striving to provide a supportive work environment and a corporate culture that welcomes and encourages equal opportunities for all employees. We recognize that people bring experience and talent that goes beyond the technical skills and requirements of a job. If you possess similar experience that is close to what we’ve listed here, we encourage you to please still consider applying. We strongly believe that diverse experience, transferable skills, and passion are key! WildBrain CPLG accommodates people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required. 


About WildBrain – a parent company of WildBrain CPLG 

At WildBrain we make great content for kids and families. With approximately 13,000 half-hours of filmed entertainment in our library – one of the world’s most extensive – we are home to such brands as Peanuts, Teletubbies, Strawberry Shortcake, Caillou, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test and Degrassi. Our shows are seen in more than 150 countries on over 500 telecasters and streaming platforms. WildBrain’s portfolio spans all areas of the entertainment industry: WildBrain Studios, where we develop and produce hit animated and live actions series; WildBrain Television, which is composed of prominent kids’ television channels in Canada (Family Channel, Family CHRGD, Family Jr. and Télémagino); home to Peanuts Worldwide; brand management to some of the world’s most-loved kids brands; celebrated global licensing and distribution teams with WildBrain CPLG, and a leading children’s YouTube network in WildBrain Spark, one of the largest networks of kids’ channels on YouTube, with over 168 million subscribers. 


WildBrain is headquartered in Canada with offices worldwide and trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: WILD). Visit wildbrain.com to learn more! 


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