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Pearson Manager, Client Financial Services in Bloomington, Minnesota

Manager, Client Financial Services

Description

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.

The manager is responsible to oversee the processes and team involved to support the Pearson VUE business for Client Financial Services. This position works cross-functionally throughout the organization to build and maintain client-centric financial services. It requires an experienced and fully competent professional with in-depth knowledge of VUE’s clients, students, and testing centers. The position will partner with Program Management, Business Development, Legal and others to provide financial support and guidance on existing and new client accounts, while managing a team of client financial analysts.

This “hands-on” role includes:

  • Providing subject matter expertise to business partners and clients on client financial services for VUE US business.

  • Maintain and foster close working relationships with key clients.

  • Work in collaboration with shared services to provide clients with accurate reporting, monthly financials and timely payments.

  • Identifying tools, techniques and practices that are business enablers and enhance improvements in system/performance for sustainability.

Core tasks and responsibilities

  • Manage client invoicing process ensuring client financial statements and settlements are handled accurately and timely, by contractual due dates leveraging the VUE Test System (VTS).

  • Oversee the VTS financial reconciliation system to ensure client fee schedules are accurately maintained in the financial reconciliation system per client contractual fee schedule for VUE business.

  • Work with Business Development and Program Management during bid process for new contracts to ensure we deliver competitive financial services to our clients within our system capabilities.

  • Lead and provide support during the new client launches and changes in existing client programs

  • Support audit schedules and provide relevant documents to support internal, external and client audits

  • Expertise in understanding and ensuring the business processes under VUE's SSAE18 control structure are continually followed.

  • Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures in regarding to client invoicing

  • Provide knowledge and support to team and Program Managers related to discount, vouchers, pre-paid/non-pre-paid programs

  • Oversee General Ledger activities for revenue recognition, liabilities and expenses related to client invoicing

  • Maintain team by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Relationships

  • Experience of relationship management internally and externally stakeholders

  • Works alongside the business to ensure proper support of client financial needs are met.

  • Partner with Shared Services to leverage support with client financial activities.

  • Work in collaboration with the VUE Client Financial teams – UK, Japan, India, China, and others.

  • Working relationship with global tax team and legal.

Leadership Capabilities

  • Ability to influence others

  • Communication

  • Strategic Decision Making

  • Accountability and Ownership

  • Collaboration and Partnership

  • Change Management Capability

  • Prioritization

Qualifications

  • Degree in Finance, Accounting , or related field preferred or equivalent experience

  • 3 – 5 years experience working in financial/customer services role as part of a fast past environment

  • In-depth knowledge of financial systems

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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-MN-Bloomington

Work Locations: US-MN-Bloomington-5601 Green Valley 5601 Green Valley Drive Suite 220 Bloomington 55437

Job: Finance

Organization: Assessments VUE

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 30, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1909888

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.

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