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Financial Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis

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Education, Media & Communications
Belfast, GBR
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Financial Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Description Provide a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to E&A leadership teams Main Activities / Responsibilities: Comp...

Job Description

Financial Analyst – Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A)


Provide a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to E&A leadership teams

Main Activities / Responsibilities:

  • Complete the processing of all technical responsibilities (see below) in a timely, efficient and accurate manner
  • Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers across Core & Growth divisions as needed to balance workloads
  • Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to a high degree of integrity and teamwork
  • Maintain customer satisfaction by promptly following up on customers’ requests for information
  • Ensure performance targets are met and service is delivered to end users as expected
  • Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions and communicate these to the Lead Analyst
  • Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices

Technical Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and strategic plans to include but not limited to; development of E&A reporting packs for population by E&A Geographies (Geo’s) and support to Finance VP in the provision of additional data or analysis where required, consolidation of Geo results providing first line review and challenge of said results, and other ad-hoc support as required
  • Maintenance of budget policies and procedures and communication of said procedures to E&A Geo’s, acting as central point of contact between Geo finance and Central Core finance
  • Cost centre management to include month end preparation (review of journals, invoice coding, results analysis) and budgeting/ forecasting responsibilities
  • Completion of monthly reporting into E&A leadership team following completion by Geo’s to include appropriate commentary and analysis
  • Provide support to the E&A leadership team through ad-hoc tasking when required
  • Provide support to the wider FP&A Core & Growth team when required

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our ownbackyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.


Part qualified accountant with relevant experience in:

  • Budgeting, planning, forecasting and management reporting (including variance analysis)
  • Stakeholder management
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals
  • Experience of working within a large organisation
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables etc.)
  • Experience of finance ERP systems (Oracle preferred but not essential)
  • A self-starter who is motivated to work under own initiative when required
  • Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleagues

Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast

Work Locations: GB-Belfast-Millennium House Millennium House, 1st Floor Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 6, 2018

Job Unposting: Jul 27, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809688

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