Pearson Financial Reporting Analyst in Belfast, United Kingdom

Financial Reporting Analyst

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 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.

We are currently seeking an experienced and driven Finance Analyst to join Pearson Finance Services team to support Technology Shared Services (TSS), Chief Information Office (CIO) and tracking of the financials in relation to the Technology Delivery Centre (TDC). The activities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • Preparation of periodic budgets and financial forecasts;

  • Support development of the strategic plan;

  • Perform variance analysis against performance targets;

  • Prepare reporting on business performance and monthly management reporting packs;

  • Prepare accruals/other adjustments (including review of month end postings for quality, identifying necessary material adjustments required and requesting necessary journal entries);

  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and simplification; and

  • Review, tracking and re-baselining of the TDC business case model.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have good technical accounting knowledge, excellent communication skills and feel comfortable providing specialised support for the Record to Report, Purchase to Pay, Tax, Treasury and Statutory Accounting functions both from a control and performance perspective.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of materiality and ability to prioritise across competing agendas

  • Understanding of financial control processes and functions.

  • Strong control environment and compliance with regulatory reporting and audit requirements.

  • Leverage of analytics and business intelligence tools to provide accurate and timely information for management decision making.

  • Experience using Oracle and Hyperion systems and Smartview tools viewed favourably

  • Demonstration of strong performance against targets and key performance indicators and an ability to focus on value-added activities.

  • Stakeholder management

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals

  • Part qualified accountant with relevant experience in: Budgeting, planning, forecasting and management reporting (including variance analysis)

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables etc.)

  • A self-starter who is motivated to work under own initiative when required

Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleaguesIn exchange for your experience and knowledge, you will be rewarded with a positive team that want to succeed, a competitive compensation package, an outstanding workspace, the flexibility to achieve work/life balance and career development opportunities. This is a permanent, full-time role based in Belfast.

If you are interested in growing your career with the world’s leading learning organisation, please submit your application now.

Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast

Work Locations: GB-Belfast-Millennium House Millennium House, 1st Floor Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 12, 2017