Pearson Senior Financial Analyst in Chandler, Arizona

Senior 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.

Job Description

  • Key member of the Learning Services Sales Finance team, toprovide financial insights on business results and key strategic initiatives,execution of annual operating plan, and organizational structure. Partner to developfinancial strategies and objectives to optimize business performance to achieveannual objectives.

  • Supports salesplanning, forecasting and general reporting activities.

  • Provides financial leadership to inside

sales organizationto ensure effective spend and budget management, provides business analyticsand insights to drive incremental profitable revenue growth opportunities.

  • Drive customer profitability by partnering with key constituentsto establish annual quotas for sales, spend and profit to achieve the AnnualOperating Plan.

  • Identifies and drives spending changes to budget/forecast byuncovering opportunities and risks to annual/quarterly plans.

  • Liaise with key business partners to develop and/or enhancepromotional tools for improved efficiency and ROI.

  • Partners with inside sales leadership to developand implement key KPI metrics/scorecard to drive performance management.

  • Creates an environment that encourages information sharing,team-based resolutions, cross-functional collaboration and processimprovement/simplification to ensure superior execution.

  • Ensure that the financial terms and conditions for all majortransactions are accurate and executed in accordance with company policy.

  • Ensure all internal controls are in place and adhered to by all fieldsales personnel.


Reporting and Analysis

  • Deliver standard pipeline and other sales performance reports bydepartment and territory. Ensure reporting is provided to each level of salesmanagement.

  • Provide analytics and ad-hoc support to sales management;includes evaluating the effectiveness of new performance metrics.

  • Lead the collection and validation of performance data.

  • Leverage dashboard and other reporting tools tosupport sales performance reporting, monitoring and tracking.

  • Monitors data and provides analysis to illustrate sales trends,identify weaknesses in current sales execution and support future salesstrategy.

Sales Forecasting

  • Assist and provide reporting to management in the developmentand evaluation of rolling sales forecast.

  • Engage with sales management to validate sales pipeline andanalyze forecast accuracy.

  • Work closely with finance organization to support regularforecasting activities.

Field Support

  • Answer queries from sales management, finance and otherstakeholders and respond in a timely, professional manner.

  • Prepare presentations, reporting and analytical support forregional sales meetings and other events as needed.

  • Act as a strong contributor to an operating culture that makes possiblecollaboration, open communications, and a focus on talent development.


Skills and Competencies

  • Working knowledge of MS Office with strong Excel skills andPower Point

  • Ability to work with complex concepts, analyze data, drawconclusions, make recommendations while using judgment, experience and industryknowledge

  • Ability to show initiative and make impactful decisions withlittle to no supervision

  • Strong leadership, communication and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability to build business partnerships

  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial assessments

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and multi-task

  • Knowledge of accounting policies and procedures

  • Excellent inter-personal skills, strong communication skills

Education and Experience

  • BS degree from an accredited institution in Finance orAccounting

  • 3-5years of experience in finance/accounting with demonstratedproficiency of managing P&L issues, and interaction with a diversifiedcustomer base.

  • Knowledge of SAP, Oracle, Business Objects and are a plus


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-AZ-Chandler

Work Locations: US-AZ-Chandler-3075 West Ray 3075 W Ray Rd Park at San Tan Chandler 85226

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 20, 2017