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Pearson Royalty Operations & Accounting Administrator in Noida, India

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Job Purpose

The Royalty Support team in India provides royalty services to Pearson royalty management teams in the US, Canada and the UK. As an Administrator, reporting to the Supervisor of the team, this individual will be responsible for performing the day-to-day operations/functions of Rights Accounting. This includes (1) entering rights statements provided by third party licensees into Royalty system, (2) ensuring payments are allocated correctly to Pearson accounts (3) monitoring and dunning for missing statements and payments. This person will also be responsible for keeping managers apprised of unusual situations, and reporting metrics to management.

This role will have responsibility for:

  • Maintaining the workflow of Rights statements and payments

  • Performing the assigned workload and tasks of the team; work with local managers in the US, Canada and UK to coordinate statement and payment processing to meet contractual requirements

  • Working with system analysts to develop useful management reporting tools

  • Resolving inquiries from authors, agents, publishers, business managers and editors

  • Assisting in preparation of internal and external audits

  • Periodically reviewing outstanding trackers with the IS&T group to resolve various issues

  • Reviewing signed contract information received from contracts and editorial

  • Reviewing and evaluating statutory requirements as they relate to subsidiary rights

  • Ensuring accuracy of bank deposits, investigate unallocated cash and process requests for tax receipts

  • Proactively identifying enhancements to Rights Management System

  • Following prescribed and documented internal control procedures

  • Tracking select authors and ensuring statements are in compliance

  • Performing other duties as needed and assigned

Related work and academic experience

  • Minimum of four years’ in Publishing/ Finance

  • College degree is desirable but may be waived for significant relevant work experience

Essential skills and competencies

  • Excellent written/verbal English communication skills

  • Knowledge of Subsidiary Rights

  • Experience in working under tight deadlines and managing a variable workload

  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications as well as an aptitude for royalty applications; must be able to assist staff with training in systems and processes

  • Multilingual skills a plus


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Organization: Finance

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2110462