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Pearson Payroll Administrator in Des Moines, Iowa

Payroll Administrator - ( 2108191 )


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

The Payroll Specialist is part of a team that is responsible for payroll processing for employees and/or customers located across the country. This role supports internal customers with payroll questions and is responsible for ensuring the semi-monthly payroll cycle deadlines are met. The payroll system used is UKG Pro.

Pearson Virtual Schools is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Resolve employee concerns regarding payroll questions and issues;

  • Process wage garnishments;

  • Processes payroll requests, direct deposit and W-4 changes;

  • Performs payroll tax related activities to ensure the accurate and timely administration of all federal, state and local withholdings, remittances, reconciliations, and reporting;

  • Enter and process all new hires, position changes and terminations;

  • Process payroll on a semi-monthly basis;

  • Conduct regular payroll review process and routine audits after each pay cycle;

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

The following equipment will be provided to you by the company as a full-time employee:

  • Laptop and digital phone line

  • Headset

The following equipment will need to be accessible by you, as the employee, when working from home:

  • 2nd monitor (highly preferred)

  • Mouse (highly preferred)

  • Keyboard (highly preferred)

This is an 8months fixed term position with an opportunity of extension/conversion to a full time position

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $19.23. This position is not bonus eligible.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: 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.



  • Two or more years of payroll processing experience preferred

  • Excellent software skills, especially with Microsoft Office

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Superior problem solving skills

  • Ability to work effectively both with and without supervision

  • Highly detail-oriented and analytical

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Finance

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : No

Job Posting : Jun 4, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2108191