Pearson Financial Analyst (FTC) in Belfast, United Kingdom

Financial Analyst (FTC)


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.

Summary of role:
  • Ensure efficient & effective management of all the activity in scope

  • Lead continuous improvement efforts in terms of process, technology & organization, referencing external best practices as appropriate

Main activities/responsibilities:
  • Complete the processing of all technical responsibilities (see below) in a timely, efficient and accurate manner

  • Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers as needed to balance workloads

  • Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to a high degree of integrity and teamwork

  • Maintain customer satisfaction by promptly following up on customers’ requests for information.

  • Ensure performance targets are met and service is delivered to end users as expected.

  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions and communicate these to the Team Leader.

Technical activities/responsibilities:
  • Perform/Review/Approve work by staff members and IBM including:

  • Preparation of account analysis for work in process, finished goods, plant and related reserve accounts including cost of sales analysis

  • Assist with the completion of the monthly reporting metrics and package

  • Review of open work in process

  • Review & maintenance of standard costs, plant assets, and special projects in support of the Pearson North America

  • Prepare and process journal entries during monthly and year end close processes.

  • WIP title close outs

  • Weekly revaluations of product receipts

  • Reconcile transfer activity related to intercompany company products

  • Monthly reporting schedules including WIP reconciliation, PPV roll forwards, WIP aging, etc

  • Analyse cost records to ascertain distribution of costs for various divisions of management and production.

  • Record cost data for use by management in controlling expenditures.

  • Conduct and analyse audits of costs and prepare reports.

  • Analyze actual costs versus standard costs and prepare reports of variances.

  • SOX Testing

  • Year end and half-year reporting


  • Assist Pearson Business Champion with special requests

  • Assist with preparation of data for both Internal and External Audit requests



Candidates should be educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience.

Ideally candidates should be Part Qualified, working towards full accounting qualification, or have a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience in an accounting role.

Candidates should also be able to demonstrate:

  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Good organisational and time management skills.

  • Good spoken and written communication skills.

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: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 13, 2018

Job Unposting: Apr 27, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1804701

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.