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Pearson Senior Financial Analyst - Projects in Manila, Philippines

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Working within the Oracle 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 Finance team 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:

  • Financial Analysis

  • Month-end consolidation of YTD investment general ledger transactional data prior to reconciliation with and entry into group reporting application

  • Biannual and year-end statutory group reporting input, provision of evidential analysis and resolution of external audit requests

  • Prepare monthly fixed asset movement schedules detailing investment spend, transfers to asset register etc,

  • Prepare and book Projects JEs related to timing issues in the Intercompany processing schedule, Cash Flow reporting reclasses, Accruals/Adjustments needed for Known Issues

  • Consolidation and reconciliation of project subledger (Beta reports) to general ledger actuals and provision of reconciliations including budgetary variations as essential daily month-end MI packs to Finance stakeholders

  • Assisting business and finance users with financial investigations, nominal workflow mapping, national tax authority queries and statement of financial position open item resolution

  • Monthly deep-dive analysis of development project construction-in-progress (CIP) spend, reconciliation and resolution of global model exceptions

  • Cross-functional partnering

  • 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

  • Month-End coordination and support

  • 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

  • Manage month-end process with BPO, MSS, and communication with GL team

  • Operational and Directional support to Oracle Projects end users (800+) 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.

  • 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


Required Qualifications:

Minimum of 5 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 VBA

Experience in SQL

ACA/CIMA/ACCA Part-qualified is required , Qualified Accountant is desirable. Consideration will be given to candidates who are qualified by experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

Experience with Oracle project accounting software

Experience of a Multinational company environment

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

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Organization: Finance

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2109555