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Apprenticeship - Financial Operations Project Coor

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Education, Media & Communications
London, GBR
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Apprenticeship - Financial Operations Project Coordinator Description Department: Finance Operations Contract Type: 2 Year Fixed term Contract About Pearson Our mission is to develop a programme that will ...

Job Description

Apprenticeship - Financial Operations Project Coordinator


Department: Finance Operations

Contract Type: 2 Year Fixed term Contract

About Pearson

Our mission is to develop a programme that will help Pearson, its employees and its managers to progress in their lives and careers through the high quality Apprenticeships that we at Pearson provide.

As the world’s learning company, we understand the skills and knowledge required to empower you to succeed in learning.

Pearson believe that learning opens up opportunities, creating fulfilling careers and better lives. If you’re as passionate about apprenticeships as we are, then please do visit our website to find out more and see the full list of apprenticeships we have on offer:

About the team

Pearson are committed to delivering a simplified business not only to our learners and customers but to your staff members. Finance leadership team has been defining the future finance operating model to work on the basis of One Finance team working in conjunction with The Enabling program (TEP) delivering greater consistency and standardisation through global systems, processes and policies. The Finance Operations Team are responsible for all accounts payable, accounts receivable & payroll processes globally.

20% of your time will be focused on training/your apprenticeship coursework 80% of your time will be spent in the office supporting your team

What you will be doing

Supporting Global Process Leads & Project Managers with ongoing projects within Finance Operations

  • Help preparation activities for Senior Leadership Team meetings - this will include helping draft agendas and meeting timings, collecting all materials needed to support the meetings, organising logistics with EAs, following-up key actions
  • Managing reminders to teams to update key reports to given
  • Attend meetings and noting minutes & actions

Coordinating team & ensuring focus is kept on key priorities and critical activities

  • Owning the calendar of events of the team – including tracking against project plans
  • Maintain priorities and action lists
  • Maintain and Update intranet communications - sharing good news stories and upcoming events
  • Learning Pearson systems for expenses, travel, invoicing etc

Optimising key processes and creating standardised templates

  • Help the finance operations team draft standard templates to keep our tasks simple and consistent
  • Identify process simplification through process analysis

Networking and building strong relationships with key stakeholders across Finance, HR and Technology.

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.


Key skills & competencies

The position would suit a highly motivated self-starter who would like to pursue a career as a within a large dynamic organisation.

  • Able to build good working relationships with a variety of teams.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent and accurate organisation and planning skills, time management and attention to detail
  • Sound Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills and a good working knowledge of Email (Google Mail or Outlook)
  • Understand the need to be discrete and respect confidentiality at all times
  • Problem solving skills


  • Experience in preparing reports / supporting key governance meetings
  • Have basic experience of co-ordination or project management roles

Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard – Level 3

During the Apprenticeship, the post holder will work towards gaining Level 3 qualifications in Business Administration through work based learning.

As part of the training for the advanced Business Administration Apprenticeship you'll complete:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Business Administration
  • Level 3 Certificate in Business Administration
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics

We oWe offer a very competitive salary for all our apprenticeships.

To apply, please share your CV and a supporting cover letter.


Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Fixed Term

Job Type: Apprenticeship

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 24, 2019

Job Unposting: Apr 30, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1904454

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.