What you’ll be doing
This role is positioned within the Treasury Department in the Group Finance team. The team is made up of the Treasury Manager, Treasury Supervisor and Treasury Assistants.
Working as part of the Treasury team, the Treasury Assistant will have responsibility for the efficient and effective processing of all payment requests; recording of transactions on the various bank accounts on a daily basis; preparing bank account reconciliations.
The Treasury Team are responsible for maintaining and reconciling various bank accounts and processing of payments in a timely fashion. At times, team members will work under pressure to meet weekly, monthly and annual deadlines.
The successful candidate will work as part of a team will be required to:-
- Process bank statement transactions on a daily basis
- Processing of payments, both manual and formal payment runs (including our royalty runs)
- Take credit card transactions using Secure Trading or PDQ Machines, as well as processing the necessary refunds as required
- Record and process direct debits and standing orders
- Prepare monthly bank reconciliations
- Proforma payments process, working with Customer Services to ensure despatch of orders when payment has been received
- Maintaining a high level of communication and offer excellent service attitude to all stakeholders
- General administrative duties necessary to maintain the operation of the Treasury Department (i.e. scanning, filing, archiving etc)
- Any other duties as may be reasonably requested in line with the job role.
This list is not exclusive or exhaustive and the successful candidate may be required to undertake such other duties as may reasonably be required but not listed.
The successful candidate will report directly to the Treasury Supervisor.
Who we are looking for
The right candidate will be able to prove their eligibility to work in the UK, be competent in Microsoft Office, in particular proficient in Excel, be numerate, reliable, accurate, extremely organised with the ability to adapt, plan for and deliver to tight deadlines, be accurate and pay attention to detail, eager to learn with a willingness to gain and use practical knowledge and understanding of issues affecting the business where required. It will also be essential to be able to work independently, as well as part of a team, with a positive attitude, possess good decision-making skills, be a clear and concise communicator (both verbal and written) as well as able to adhere to established departmental processes with a systematic, methodical approach to work.
It would be an advantage, but not essential, to have experience of system changes, be able to understand basic contractual language and have experience in the publishing industry.
What we offer
Our staff are our greatest asset and our benefits reflect this. In addition to 28 days annual leave days per year + bank holidays, we have an extensive list of benefits that include: a wide-ranging training library, development programmes including mentoring, Cycle to Work vouchers, Private Medical Insurance, eye care vouchers, up to 70% off book purchases, a charity book shelf, 2 community days per year, many employee networks to join, summer hours (finishing at 1pm on Fridays during the summer months!), season ticket loans, rent deposit loans, generous pension schemes and much more!
This office-based role (Didcot, Oxfordshire) will currently be conducted as part of a hybrid model, working from the office a minimum of 3 days per week (with the exception of March and September where 5 days per week would be required due to the Bi-Annual Royalty Payments).
Who we are and what we do
About Hachette UK
Hachette UK is a creative powerhouse and the UK’s second largest book publishing group. Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to discover new worlds of ideas, learning, entertainment and opportunity.
We’re made up of 11 autonomous publishing divisions and over 60 imprints with a rich and diverse history and an incredible range of authors. We’re also the market leader in e-books and publish a range of bestsellers in audio format, the fastest growing part of our business.
Our award-winning adult publishing divisions are Orion, which won Publisher of the Year at the 2021 British Book Awards; Little, Brown; John Murray Press; Hodder & Stoughton; Headline; Quercus; Octopus and Bookouture. They publish fiction and non-fiction in digital, audio and print format, from the world’s best and most diverse authors, including Brit Bennett, Candice Carty-Williams, Martina Cole, Michael Connelly, John Grisham, Stephen King, Stieg Larsson, Nelson Mandela, Stephenie Meyer, Maggie O’Farrell, Delia Owens, Ian Rankin, J.K. Rowling, Colson Whitehead, and Malala Yousafzai. Hachette Children’s Group publishes a wide and vibrant range of books for children across all age ranges, while Hodder Education is a market leader in resources for both primary and secondary schools.
Hachette UK is part of Hachette Livre, the world’s third largest trade and educational publisher. As well as our headquarters in Carmelite House, London, and our state-of-the-art book distribution centre in Didcot, Oxfordshire, we have recently opened five new offices in Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield, Newcastle, and Edinburgh. The UK region also includes offices in Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, the Caribbean, and Ireland.
It’s an exciting time to join our business because the publishing market continues to grow and thrive. The UK remains the largest exporter of physical books in the world and book adaptations for film and TV are the foundation of the UK’s creative industries.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
The Book Trade Charity offers financial support to people looking to enter the book trade but who may struggle to afford the costs of attending interviews and undertaking junior roles. For more information visit www.booktradeentrysupport.org
£24,000 to £26,000 (+ bonus + benefits) dependent on experience