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Pearson Senior Project Accounting Analyst in Hoboken, New Jersey

Senior Project Accounting 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.

The Enabling Program (TEP) is an exciting global program which will, through the simplification of our many systems and processes, transform the way Pearson operates. It will give us greater visibility of our people, greater insight into our financial performance and better bargaining power with our suppliers.

Role Overview & Purpose

This role supports the Oracle Project Accounting Global Process Owner (GPO) Team.This role supports required GPO team implementation activities as well as process optimization efforts in a post go live environment. Furthermore the role will support management of the Global Design ensuring proper control environment and a solution in place to adequately support Pearson businesses using OPA.

* Key Deliverables: *

● Participate as a Project Accounting core team member to align priorities of the role with the priorities of the overall Project Accounting workstream adopting common ERP implementation methodology and program management structures.

●Support the GPO team to develop a target operating model and policies that promote standardization, simplification and efficiency balancing centrally provided services with business retained responsibilities.Drive transformation needed to successfully implement the new system solution, organization, process and policy.

●Work with the Change Communications and Training team to support the Change Network and Train the Trainer efforts.Serve as a Change Lead in the Change Network and appropriately support with the Change Agents and Experienced Users. Understand and Identify Change Impacts for Organizations in scope for TEP and communicate appropriately with Change Agents and Experienced Users.

●Provide input on development and ongoing updates of training materials

●Participate in testing and business simulation where new functionality is required.

●Work within the global design for OPA; challenge proposals to change the global design where appropriate; advocate for change where appropriate.

●Participate and lead process optimization efforts and stabilization

* Workstream/Line Management Responsibilities *

●Work supportively and collaboratively with other teams

●Build relationships and trust with key stakeholder to support program delivery and collaborative approaches where appropriate

●Communicate in line with communications and program plans with team and wider stakeholders.

●Communicate regularly with the NA Business Transformation Lead-Finance on progress and to ensure budget, quality and timelines are being monitored

* Key Program Challenges *

●Working in a matrixed and virtual environment

●Working with a number of senior stakeholders: externally,internally and internationally

●Working as part of a global team and thinking globally

●Working with a global customer base and different cultures

●Some out of hours working to support the global organization

●Building internal confidence in a situation of consistent change

●Developing creative future proofed solutions to meet market need

●Ensuring local markets deliver solutions effectively

●Changing the focus of organizational energy from broad to core activities

* Working Pattern/Hours *

●Some out of hours may be required to fulfill international working

●The nature of the role may change in different phases of the program e.g. implementation versus post implementation work


* Essential Skills /Experience *

●Ability to gain understanding of the global business, process requirements and credibly advise on leading practice based on demonstrable experience across various organizations and industries

●Strong understanding of Pearson ways of working including finance, accounting, reporting andinternal controls as it relates directly or indirectly to Project Accounting

●Has an understanding of the Global Pearson environment sufficient to understand the need to design and implement effective global processes

●Ability to actively promote and represent the core deliverables of the program

●Ability to work with large sets of data and/or data migration experience/mapping is beneficial

●Ability to work with numerous time zones and flexibility with working hours

●Ability to travel within the US and internationally

* Personal Style and Behaviour *

●Respect for Our values: Brave, Imaginative, Decent and Accountable


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-MA-Boston

Other Locations US-CO-Centennial, GB-GB-Belfast, US-NJ-Hoboken, GB-GB-London

Work Locations: US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Job Posting: Apr 4, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1904618

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.