Pearson Financial Analyst in Belfast, United Kingdom
Role overview & Purpose
Working within a Projects Finance team in Pearson Finance Services, this position offers a chance to do more than just month-end close and general ledger work. The Projects Center of Expertise will have a deep understanding of end-to-end processes and the inter-connectedness of Projects within the Oracle ERP.
This position provides a chance to make an impact on the day-to-day operations of Oracle Project accounting users in a Global company.
Those with a desire to drive positive change across the Project accounting and reporting process will thrive in this role. This position interacts with all internal users involved in the Project Accounting space, as well as Global Process Owners and the technical solutions team, the BPO teams, and Internal/External Audit.
Duties and Responsibilities:
with Business to facilitate broader understanding of Project Accounting Ways of Working and provide operational and directional support as needed
with BPO and Technology teams to ensure understanding of end-to-end issues and work towards resolution
with Global Process Owners to ensure opportunities for process improvements are raised and solutioned to ensure operational excellence
During the close process, perform daily monitoring/analysis of BETA report tables; submit ticket if needed and communicate with end users any Known Issues
Process data uploads on an as-needed basis specifically related to month-end budget adjustments, and do the necessary trouble shooting when there are issues
Prepare and book Projects JEs related to timing issues in the Intercompany processing schedule, Cash Flow reporting reclasses, Accruals/Adjustments needed for Known Issues
Manage month-end process with BPO, MSS, and communication with GL team
Operational support to end users providing individual or group assistance with standard process and procedures to end user
Perform key data reconciliations and monitor/report on KPIs to ensure complete, accurate, and timely financial reporting.
Support the management Key and Non-Key Controls:
Perform all Key and Non-Key controls on a monthly, quarterly, or annual basis as agreed between Global Process Owner and Controls Center of Expertise
Ensure compliance with contracts, policies, processes and control procedures
Assist internal and external auditors, as needed, to support audit across all entities using TEP Project Accounting
System configuration and maintenance
Creation of new expenditure types
Configure new organization combinations based on Chart of Accounts requests
Configure, manage, maintain, analyze and update standard labor Rate Tables (annually
Additional tasks as needed
Technical, Managerial and People Skills Required:
Ability to prioritize daily, weekly and monthly tasks in order to meet deadlines
Ability to draw concise, well supported recommendations based on detailed analysis of the given issue
Highly organized with strong attention to detail
Strong customer service skills
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Motivated to take initiative to tackle challenges and projects
Minimum 2 to 3 years of related experience with good knowledge of both systems and accounting/finance processes.
Proficiency utilizing accounting software
Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office products, including advanced knowledge of Excel and preferably VBA
Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field
Professional Accountancy Qualification (CIMA/ ACCA/ACA) part-qualified
Experience with Oracle project accounting software
Multinational company environment
Experience in SQL
Req ID: 689