Pearson Financial Analyst in Glenview, Illinois

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.

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Pearson Learning Services (K-12) is looking to add a Financial Analyst to our highly paced and energetic team. This role will be based in our Glenview location and will support our Math and Intervention teams. This role will report directly to the Finance Manager in this location.

In this position you will be responsible for partnering with the VP of Development and their respective teams on building a capital investment plan for future projects. You will monitor actual financial performance, compare to budget and/or forecast projections, analyze and interpret variances and prepare a variety of reports. You will also play an important role between finance and development teams.


  • Work with various development teams to establish and maintain a Project Investment Budget

  • Track, analyze and approve PO’s based on approved budget

  • Develop and maintain relationships with the business owners

  • Quarterly and annual operating expense budgeting

  • Report monthly results, provide variance analysis and explanations

  • Provide standard and ad-hoc analysis and reporting

  • Provide analysis and financial support to leadership to achieve financial goals



  • Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Finance

  • A minimum of 2 years related accounting and finance experience

  • Strong computer skills including financial analysis in Microsoft Excel

  • Proven strong financial analysis skills, self-starter, pro-active, detail-oriented, with demonstrated problem-solving skills and strong communication


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-IL-Glenview

Work Locations: US-IL-Glenview-1900 E. Lake 1900 East Lake Avenue Glenview 60025

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 14, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1804378