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Pearson Payments Controller in Cape Town, South Africa

Payments Controller


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.


  • Prepare local and foreign weekly and monthly payments for PSA,PEA,PMET and PIHE in Bookmaster and Navision

  • Upload payment in Fihrst for PSA,PEA and PMET

  • Apply payments in Navision for PIHE

  • Prepare Royalty payments in Bookmaster for PSA and PEA

  • Ensure all payments batches are released by releasers by payment dates

  • Review and resolve rejected and failed payments

  • Assist with retrieving payment documentation for auditor

  • Filing and Archiving of payment batches

  • Assist with clearing any outstanding amounts on the Creditors age analysis

  • Assist the Team Lead with adhoc tasks when necessary

  • Assist and collaborate with the Process and Reconciling team

  • Ability to manage and efficiently plan own work


  • At least 3 years experience in a similar role.

  • Bookmaster and Navision experience.

  • Accounting and reconciliation experience.

  • Finance Diploma or relative qualification

Pearson is committed to the principles of employment equity and in accordance with our Employment Equity goals and plan; preference will be given to suitable applicants from designated groups as defined in the Employment Equity Act and subsequent amendments thereto.

Primary Location: ZA-ZA-Cape Town

Work Locations: ZA-Cape Town-Auto Atlantic 4th Floor Auto Atlantic Cape Town 8001

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Nov 9, 2019

Job Unposting: Nov 18, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1914592

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.