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Corporate Finance FP&A Analyst in Manila, Philippines

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.

Summary of role:

This is a financial analyst role within the English Language Learning team. It will focus on supporting the ELL divisions in four main areas,

  • Month end activities including journal entries

  • Forecasting and budgeting

  • Financial reporting and analysis

  • Ad hoc queries and cost accounting analysis

Role activities/ responsibilities:

Month end activities including journal entries

  • Prepare journals based upon analytical review

  • Gather supporting documentation for month end

  • Prepare and send accruals data & supporting documentation to FC /BPO for any journals within PFS responsibility

  • Review payroll journals as required

Forecasting and budgeting

  • Prepare any payroll meta data uploads and validate any actuals included

  • Prepare excel base files used for revenue calculations & cost of sales in budget

  • Input revenue, cost of sales, opex and capex spend into Hyperion

  • Work with cost centre managers as appropriate to finalise cost centre plans for cost centres for which PFS are responsible

  • Prepare overhead summaries and bridges for the PFS managed cost centres to be used by the local BMs

  • Prepare a templates for revenue and opex forecasting that can be used by the local BPM team

  • Ensure that YTD is actualised (& correct) in all excel templates being prepared and in hyperion planning

  • Support compensation plans by providing detailed workings on sales bonus agreed/ proposed by the business

Financial reporting and analysis

  • Prepare analysis as required by the local team or business stakeholder

Ad hoc queries and cost accounting analysis

  • Extract data on an ad hoc basis as requested by the local BPM team

  • Resolve ad hoc queries relating to month end

  • Provide supporting information as requested by external auditors

  • Raise PRs, if appropriate for PFS BPM team related costs

  • Review & Approve POs, if appropriate for PFS BPM team related costs

Background in the following areas and the ability to leverage these skills in support of the UK & International F,P&A team:

  • Finance function and accounting operations, financial management, management accounting and overhead cost accounting experience

  • Budgeting, planning, forecasting and management reporting (including variance analysis)

  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement including simplification and standardisation

  • Experience in building relationships with key stakeholders

  • Experience in month end close process


Qualifications and experience required:

  • Part-qualified accountant.

  • 1-2 years of relevant experience

Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast

Work Locations: Hybrid Working

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Schedule: Full-time Regular

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Organization: Corporate Finance

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Workplace Type: Hybrid

Req ID: 15389