Pearson Business Analyst - Finance in Melbourne, Australia

Business Analyst - Finance


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Based in the stunning heritage-listed offices in Melbourne's Docklands. This 12 month fixed term Business Analyst contract offers the flexibility to achieve work/life balance and provide career development opportunities.

We are seeking a commercially focused analyst with a flair for numbers and a willingness to understand the finance implications of a growing business.The Business Analyst will be part of our growing University Partnerships area and will have a dotted line into our Finance function. This role will support the business in developing the commercial models which will inform the strategic and operational decisions surrounding new opportunities as well as support the business in creating their budget and forecast submissions to finance.

Your strong analytical skills which are underpinned by your advanced excel skills coupled with your commercial experience will be crucial in this role.

Key responsibilities include;

  • Distilling the drivers and assumptions (revenue and cost) underpinning new business opportunities

  • Developing user friendly financial/commercial models that simplifies the complex and conveys the financial benefits and cost over the life of the engagement

  • Supporting the business through 1) the provision of analysis that aids three year outlooks, budgets and forecasts and 2) the completion of the associated business’ submissions to finance


Selection Criteria;

  • Tertiary qualifications in a Business related discipline (i.e. Business / Finance) or equivalent – Strong understanding of core business finance is a pre-requisite.

  • Strong analytical skills – ability to manipulate data and conduct analysis to provide meaningful, actionable insights

  • Advanced Excel/Access skills required

  • Demonstrable experience of being able to conceptualise complex variables and be comfortable working with ambiguity

  • Sufficient analyst experience within a corporate environment

Now it’s time to tell us about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

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Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Victoria-Melbourne-Goods Shed South 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Finance

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Jul 7, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Temporary

Req ID: 1808254

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.