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Royalty Representative

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Hoboken, NJ, 07030, USA
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Royalty Representative Description 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...

Job Description

Royalty Representative


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.

The Royalty Representative is responsible for interacting with and maintaining a relationship with authors, agents, legal, editors and other royalty groups; conducting research to answer inquiries; analyzing royalty information as it relates to author contracts/statements; and extracting and inputting information into the royalty accounting system to ensure accurate and timely production of royalty statements. Additional responsibilities include disbursement functions and making royalty adjustments, as required. The royalty representative must be able to work under pressure and meet time-sensitive deadlines to fulfill corporate and legal obligations. This position will be located in the Hoboken, NJ area.


The representative’s job will involve these functions:

Provide quality customer service, to authors, agents, business units, etc.

Provide accurate accounting based on contractual terms in the royalty accounting systems.

Render accurate and timely royalty statements

Responsible for processing non-royalty statement disbursements (primarily advances)

Perform audits of high profile and select authors

Responsible for making adjustments/changes within the Royalty Accounting System that affect authors’ royalty statements. e.g name and address changes, record reserves, manual earnings, prepayments and subledger transfers.

Ability to answer inquiries related to 1099s and 1042s

Process rights income received from third party licensees to ensure payments to authors

Assist internal and external auditors

Perform research on vendors that may be escheatable

Provide general support to Manager

Perform research using databases and/or contracts

Adhere to internal controls



Provide on-the-job training when necessary

Participate in system enhancement training

Facilitate and participate in intra-department training

Adapt procedures, processes and techniques to accomplish the requirements of the position

Work on special projects, as needed



3-5 years business experience.

Prior royalties experience a plus.

College degree is desirable, but may be waived for significant relevant workexperience.


Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications:

Knowledge of general accounting functions

Ability to write Sequel (SQL) queries is a plus

Some knowledge of SAP is desirable, RAS experience

Good math skills

Detail oriented

Good research and analytical skills

Ability to interpret royalty statements and read legal documents

Ability to deal with deadlines and pressure effectively

Customer service experience is desirable

Effective communication (oral & written) skills

Organizational and time management skills

Ability to work both independently without direct supervision and within and across teams

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 19, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809026

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled