Pearson Royalty Accountant in Hoboken, New Jersey

Royalty Accountant


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe.

We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

This role is supporting the K12 Learning Services team. This position will be located in the Hoboken, NJ area.

Primary responsibilities include the monitoring and reconciling of all royalty G/L accounts. This would include the preparation of monthly journal entries, and numerous other close entries. Position also entails preparation of financial reporting schedules, participation in royalty rate budget preparation, preparation of audit schedules and other special projects.


  • Account analysis / reconciliation of royalty accounts

  • Monthly journal entry preparation for both P&L and balance sheet closings

  • Prepares analysis of royalty expense and researches explanations for fluctuations from plan

  • Participation in royalty rate budget preparation

  • Participation in annual tax package preparation

  • Ensures that internal control procedures are met.

  • Reconciliation of 1099’s

  • Process Foreign Income Tax Withholdings (1042’s)

  • Ad Hoc Reporting – Prepares and distributes select financial reports

  • Special Projects upon Request



  • Related work experience-Three to five years of accounting experience; prior experience in monthly/annual closings, the Publishing Industry or Royalty Department a plus.

  • Formal education or equivalent B.S. Degree: Accounting. CPA is a plus.

Skills preferred

  • Must possess good analytical skills, strong accounting skills and an ability to manage a heavy workload.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of Royalties, Subrights, Business Objects and SAP a plus.

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications:

  • Some knowledge of Access or Business Objects helpful

  • Ability to write Sequel queries a plus

  • Detail oriented

  • Good research skills

  • The ability to interpret royalty statements is a plus

  • Organized

  • Time management

  • Deal with deadlines and pressure effectively

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030

Job: Finance

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 14, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809025

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled