Financial Control Analyst PQ - P&L - FTC
Pearson Finance Services
Pearson Finance Services (PFS) is a dedicated finance centre established in 2016 to support the Pearson finance structure across the globe. It's main remit is to produce reports and data to help our business partnering teams, giving insights and information needed to add real value to the business. PFS staff provide consistent and standardised metrics, unified global reporting and forward planning data to Finance Business Partners and Financial Controllers across the globe. The main scope of PFS includes general accounting, reporting, controlling, revenue and pricing.
Financial Control Analyst - Summary of role:
Main Activities and Responsibilities:
The P&L team is responsible for all UK month end activities such as closing activities, review of data, journal processing & review, group reporting, analysis of figures, provide feedback on variances, audit assistance, working with the HR team and auditors to provide back up information and SOX central testing.
There is a large focus on internal controls ithin the UKFC team, this role provides a great opportunity to take a step back to review the current processes, implement change to ensure each task is adding value.
At year end and half year end there is a close relationship with the statutory reporting team to help produce the back-up to our statutory report and work with the auditors to provide information where required, ensure that Pearson policies and processes are understood & applied. This team is also responsible for all compliance requirements (SOX, audit etc).
The FA must identify opportunities for continuous improvement and innovative solutions and apply them appropriately. Contribute to the team and assist co-workers as needed to balance workloads and share knowledge. Help create a work atmosphere conducive to a high degree of integrity and team work. Ensure all process documentation is accurate and kept up to date. Wrok with the Local UK Financial Control Team and Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) team in Bangalore to ensure processes are complete, accurate and process improvements are identified and adopted.
Technical activities / responsibilities (defined but not limited to):
Qualifications and experience required:
Ideally Part-Qualified (continuing to pursue an accountancy qualification). Minimum of two (2) years relevant experience essential. All candidates must be able to actively demonstrate accounting skills and understanding of key accounting concepts.
Prior knowledge or experience in some or all of the following areas will be an advantage.
Flexibility to meet tight and changing deadlines.
Demonstrated aptitude to develop the following skills.Prior knowledge or experience an advantage.
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Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast
Work Locations: GB-Belfast-Millennium House Millennium House, 1st Floor Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Mar 21, 2018
Job Unposting: Mar 30, 2018
Schedule: Full-time Temporary
Req ID: 1803787