Pearson C1-Finance Business Partner in United Kingdom
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.
To undertake this role, the following will be required:
Complete all deliverables in a timely, efficient, and accurate manner
Understand data sources and data flows and how financial and non-financial data is presented
Apply analytical skills to ensure the accuracy and relevance of outputs needed by the business
Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers across PFS and all business divisions as necessary to enable effective delivery
Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to collaborative working
Maintain customer satisfaction by promptly following up on customers’ requests for information
Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions and communicate these to your line manager
Complete the processing of all technical responsibilities (see below) in a timely, efficient and accurate manner
Ensure the preparation of ad-hoc analysis/production of reports as requested to support accurate reporting and business decisions
Preparing variance analysis against performance targets
Preparing monthly management reporting packs (including but not limited to analysis of payroll and FTE)
Monthly calendar of activities to be maintained as agreed and current view of deadlines and communicated to Finance Business Partners timely.
Preparation of accruals / other adjustment journal entries as required
Supporting in the Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting cycles through the preparation of analyses and system loads working with the BPO team to
complete in line with strict deadlines
Ensure performance targets are met and service is delivered to end-users as expected.
Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices
Reconcile data between source ERPs and consolidated reporting tools (Oracle/Hyperion) and seeking explanations for significant variances
Ad hoc reporting and analysis as required
Preparing monthly forecast and analysis for Finance Business Partners.
Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience. We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity. The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Experience in planning, budgeting and forecasting and producing management information for decision making. Ability to apply a range of budgeting and forecasting techniques to provide the business partners with the relevant financial information in an accurate and timely way
Well developed analytical/variance analysis skills, proven ability to review and analyse financial data and explain results. Providing analysis to support decision making
Understanding of financial control processes and functions
Strong knowledge of materiality and ability to prioritise across competing agendas
Strong accounting knowledge – A part qualified accountant with relevant experience in budgeting, planning, forecasting, management reporting and variance analysis
Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables etc.)
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals.
Experience in finance ERP systems (Oracle preferred but not essential)
A self-starter who is motivated to work under own initiative when required demonstrating initiative and sound judgement
Demonstration of strong performance against targets and key performance indicators and an ability to focus on value-added activities
Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleagues
Ability to work to strict deadlines and to be able to prioritise to meet those deadlines
Experience working with and partnering, and presenting to stakeholders in multiple geographical locations and time zones;
Ability to multitask; coordinating the delivery of multiple priorities in parallel across disparate teams and locations
Experience using Oracle and Hyperion systems and SmartView tools
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.
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Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.
We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.
The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.
Req ID: 2113685