About Charlesbridge Publishing

Charlesbridge publishes high-quality books for children and adults, with a goal of creating and supporting lifelong readers and lifelong learners. Our children’s books encourage reading and discovery in the classroom, library, and home, and embrace a child’s innate sense of wonder and fun. Charlesbridge believes that books should offer accurate information, be both compelling and educational, and promote a positive worldview. To this end, we continually strive to seek new voices, new visions, and new directions in both children's and adult literature.

Job Posting: Accounting & Administration Assistant

Charlesbridge seeks an organized, energetic, and enthusiastic accounting and administration assistant to join our Administration Department. This is a full-time, in-house position with benefits. Our office is located in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Job Description

The accounting and administration assistant works closely with accounting and other staff in the Administration Department to provide support in various accounting and office management roles. This is an entry-level position for candidates who have a background in accounting, and who are organized, detail oriented, and eager to learn the business side of book publishing. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Process accounts payable, including setting up new vendors and processing payment/purchase requests. 

  • Process customer orders, including website orders and distributor sales statements.

  • Process author and illustrator royalties, including preparing, reviewing, and processing royalty statements for payment and maintaining royalty payment schedules.

  • Perform office and administrative responsibilities, including office related employee communications, various office / property management activities, and ad hoc report generation.

  • Provide general office support to the Administration Department and executive officers.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree or equivalent

  •  Must have undergraduate and/or work-related experience in accounting and bookkeeping 

  • Must have strong computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. 

  • Works constructively with others in a team environment.

  • Takes ownership of, and pride in, work product

  • Able to multi-task and change work focus as necessary to meet deadlines.

  • Cheerful problem solver of short- and long-term challenges.

  • A quick study who is eager to learn new technologies and processes.

  • Willing to pursue professional development through training and attending local conferences and industry events.

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to Tracy Fournier [].