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Pearson Associate Accounts Payable Specialist in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Associate Accounts Payable Specialist - ( 2104737 )


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.

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We value the power of inclusive culture, so we embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do.

Pearson promotes a company culture where differences are embraced as strengths, opportunities are equal and accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all employees are given the chance to reach their full potential.

Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant company. People are at the center of our company. We are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace ecosystem where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

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This role is responsible for the financial stability of campaigns. They will interface with all members of the media team to generate purchase orders, collect invoices, and submit to Accounting and reconcile the campaigns with accounting and finance. The AP Specialist partners with the ADMAs to oversee the budget, management, and performance of the entire company’s portfolio. The tole requires excellent organizational and accounting skills. The AP Specialist role requires analytical thinking to identify trends and/or issues across programs, business units and, locations, campaign success will be determined by how accurate each program reconciles with accounting.

General Responsibilities

  • Manage the accounting of all campaigns across the company.

  • Generate, organize, and submit POs to accounting.

  • Work with the accounting team to execute timely and accurate purchase orders.

  • Reconcile campaigns precisely with accounting and finance.

  • Interface with other media specialists including SEO, SEM, Email, Internet Advertising, Social Media, and Online Education Directories.

  • Work with media team to perform detailed financial and performance analysis.

  • Generating and aggregating information for internal and external reports.

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.


  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Accounting, Bookkeeping, Business Administration OR appropriate combination of education and significant experience.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in accounting, finance, and/or project management.

  • Strong analytical skills required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel required.

  • Experience in the higher education industry preferred.

  • Experience in Coupa or Oracle preferred.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None.

Primary Location : US-FL-Orlando

Other Locations : US-AZ-Chandler, US-IL-Elk Grove Village

Work Locations :

US-FL-Orlando-2145 Metro Center

2145 Metro Center


Job : Finance

Organization : North America

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Mar 30, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2104737