Pearson Enabling Functions- Finance Manager in Hoboken, New Jersey
Enabling Functions- Finance Manager
Act as part ofBusiness Partnering team to provide financial support to Enabling Functions todrive planning and overall performance
SupportVP Finance, Enabling Functions as a business partner and advisor to the EnablingFunctions teams, advising on financial matters and ensuring delivery ofbusiness and operational objectives
SupportVP Finance, Enabling Functions in providing insight and analysis to thebusiness to aid forward looking decision making
Oversightof actual monthly results and KPIs and informed and insightful commentarythereon
Highlightkey risks and opportunities within functions and providing insights
Supportdecisions on project and portfolio investments, ensuring they are measuredagainst financial targets
Identifyand address operational improvement and cost opportunities. Contribute and support toTechnology, Operations and Enabling Functions Finance transformationinitiatives as required.
Develop& prepare financial business cases supporting Enabling Functions withsupport from PFS. Support decisionson pipeline investments, ensuring theyare measured against financial targets
Workcollaboratively with PFS to deliver key reporting, planning and forecastingprocesses providing accurate and timely future facing data on which to basedecisions
Understandthe businesses regulatory and audit requirements and ensure they are adhered to
Consistent and extensive collaboration withinFinance and across Pearson, including colleagues in Geographies, Productgroups, Enabling Functions, Country hub operations and Centres of excellenceorganised at the Pearson level
Effective partnering andstrong communication between Enabling Functions leadership teams and Financeteams
Strong performance againstKPIs and targets
Accurate and timely deliveryof investment and business cases
Effective involvement of PFSin all relevant processes
Successful execution of theEnabling Programme
Operating model and new waysof working implemented across Finance
Operational improvements andcost opportunities identified and realised
Strong collaboration withProduct groups, Geographies, Enabling Functions, Group Control, Finance Centresof Excellence and with embedded Finance teams across Pearson
Improved forecasting andplanning efficiency and accuracy
Leverage of analytics tools to focus organisation on value-addedactivities
Qualificationsand experience required:
Qualifiedwith demonstrable experience in management accounting role
Experienceworking in a multi-national matrix organization.
Strongunderstanding of materiality and ability to prioritize across competing agendas
Abilityto conduct investment analysis and capital asset evaluation.
Abilityto identify business risks and implementation of tactics to mitigate
Understandingof financial control, business performance management and process optimizationand experience of working in more than one of these areas.
Anunderstanding of putting internal financial results into an external marketcontext.
Awarenessof multiple business models and experience of working with more than one.
Understandingof finance specialist areas: tax, treasury, M&A, compliance, corporategovernance and ability to utilize proper judgement to involve them as necessary.
Participation in international projects, may beshort or long term (preferred but not required)
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Aug 30, 2017
Req ID: 1714394