Pearson FP&A Associate Financial Analyst in Belfast, United Kingdom

FP&A Associate Financial Analyst


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.

Technical activities/responsibilities:

  • Preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and strategic plans to include but not limited to; development of divisional reporting packs, consolidation of local business area results, systems (Oracle Hyperion Planning) support to local teams

  • Consolidation of divisional monthly results and commentary and preparation of additional analysis through development of appropriate reporting templates

  • Lead improvements to the reporting suite with a view to implementing efficiency savings across the two business areas

  • Provide support to the FP&A Lead Analyst and FP&A Group Analyst when required and for additional ad-hoc tasking

Expected results:

  • Review all data inputs for reasonableness and accuracy and provide challenge to local teams where required

  • Consistently deliver accurate and timely results to customers in line with divisional and Group policies and procedures

  • Identify potential for process improvement for review by FP&A Lead Analyst

  • Create standard reporting suite for use by Core and Growth business areas


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Graduate with experience of working in an accounting function (preferred)

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

  • Experience of working within a medium size organisation (preferred)

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

  • Ability to manipulate data and create targeted analysis for stakeholders

  • 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 colleagues


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 13, 2017