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Pearson Senior Financial Analyst (Remote) in Toronto, Ontario

The Senior Financial Analyst supports financial business partnering activities- supporting the Marketing, Enrollment and Business Operations organizations in the Online & Blended Learning business. This role is responsible for acting as a Business Partner performing analysis to support strategy, planning and overall financial performance.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Support planning processes, including setting targets, communicating assumptions, coordinating budget preparation

  • Help monitor the financial progress against strategic goals

  • Establish relationships and meets with business partners on their financial results. Provide training and guidance to help them better understand and take ownership of their financial results

  • Perform analysis to support decision-making, including presenting economic outcomes, identifying the key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities and risks, accounting and fiscal implications

  • Prepare and analyze problems using sensitivity analysis and other techniques; reviews variance analyses and account reconciliations and identifies significant items requiring the attention of higher-level management

  • Work with operational team members to understand variances, identify financial risks and opportunities, and escalate them to management as appropriate

Expected Results:

  • Effective partnering and strong communication between operational team and BPM Finance teams

  • Strong performance against KPIs and targets

  • Improved forecasting and planning efficiency and accuracy

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience

  • 3-5 years of related finance experience

  • Extensive experience working with forecasting models and systems

  • Experience building complex analytical models

  • Advanced excel skills, including scenario modeling

  • ERP experience (such as Oracle / Hyperion Planning) is a plus

Requirements :

  • Experience working in a multi-national matrix organization

  • Strong understanding of materiality and ability to prioritize across competing agendas

  • Ability to identify business risks and implementation of tactics to mitigate

  • Understanding of financial control, business performance management and process optimization and experience of working in more than one of these areas

  • An understanding of putting internal financial results into an external market context

  • Awareness of multiple business models and experience of working with more than one

Key Capabilities :

  • Communication – Communicates financial information and concepts in a clear, precise, thorough manner to meet the needs of both finance and non-finance audiences. Effectively address others' needs and priorities, and ensures concerns are openly discussed and addressed. Projects self-assurance and unshakable confidence to influence outcomes with persuasiveness and candor. Appreciates the diversity of stakeholder interactions and adapts personal style as well as approach accordingly.

  • Strategic Decision Making – Critically and logically evaluates potential short- and long-term costs, risks, and benefits of alternatives before making key decisions. Critically and logically evaluates the costs, risks, and benefits of alternatives before making decisions.

  • Accountability and Ownership – Prioritizes and balances, organizes, and allocates time, actions, and resources to generate significant positive results and achieve critical goals, even in fast-moving or uncertain situations. Anticipates and decisively intervenes, addressing and removing obstacles, and redirects efforts to accelerate work, improves quality, moves the work forward, and/or gets efforts back on track.

  • Collaboration and Partnering – Identifies opportunities and takes action to build relationships between own area and other teams/departments to help achieve business goals.

  • Change Management Capability – Understands the change management process. Able to influence and lead others to embrace change positively in support of organizational objectives.

  • Prioritization – Juggles many priorities and competing demands for one's time. Understands the importance of materiality when prioritizing work.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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.

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 Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $80,000 - $95,000. This position is bonus eligible. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

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 pearsonplc.com.

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.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:  http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html 

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: FINANCE

Organization: Virtual Learning

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 6185

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