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Pearson Financial Analyst (Fixed term contract) in Melbourne, Australia

Financial Analyst (Fixed term contract)


It’s no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia’s educational landscape is transforming. It’s no longer just about providing access, but also ensuring progress.

As the world’s leading learning company, we’re meeting this challenge with Australia’s most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

As a result of the rapid growth in our University Partnership business, we are looking for a Financial Analyst who will thrive in a dynamic and evolving environment to provide end to end financial support for one of our new University Partnerships.

We're seeking a qualified accountant to with a flair for numbers and a willingness to understand the financial implications of a growing business This is a unique opportunity to act as an extension of Finance while being truly embedded within the business unit and would suit a recently qualified accountant with strong analytical skills looking for a more commercially focused role.

Based in stunning, heritage-listed offices in Melbourne's Docklands, you have everything at your door step, not to mention the easy 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

Key accountabilities include;

  • prepare the analysis to inform the selection and launch plan of courses;

  • update the commercial model to provide revised forecasts;

  • prepare the financial performance reports for both internal stakeholders and the partnership board;

  • assess the veracity of invoices raised between the University and Pearson; and

  • prepare ad hoc analysis associated with the Partnership


  • Qualified accountant with desire to work in a more commercially focused role

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

  • Advanced Excel/Access skills required

  • Inquisitive nature; pro-active approach to thinking through and solving problems

  • High attention to detail

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.

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

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

Job: General Business Operations

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 14, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1907107

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.