Financial Controls Analyst
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The analyst will serve as a key support person for all testing completion, ad hoc controls reporting, and documentation consistency across the team and the global processes. This role will also directly support one half of the key process areas from an internal control standpoint including Risk and Control Matrices Management. The role will also support the Risk and Control Matrices across the US from a risk, controls, process flow, and gap resolution standpoint. The role will the main go to person for tool documentation consistency. This role will also perform control testing.
The main functions will be analytical control testing, ensuring all evidence across the COE is accurate, performing detailed analysis of controls to ensure we are consistent, performing strong control reporting, and managing the day to day tool administration including control cleanups, data analysis, control consistency, and reporting of internal controls across Pearson.
The role will perform the majority of the control testing across the company. The role will also include performing all tool updates and ensuring documentation consistency across all processes. This role will be the go to person for ad hoc reporting and tool initiatives, and general support with training creation, etc. The role will be a key support person within the Director team for managing Risk and Control Matrices updates, assisting with new control creation, performing process flow updates, and supporting gap resolutions.
Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance or related field.
Approximately 1 years' experience working in an audit/accounting/finance role and/or general experience with internal controls. Large audit firm experience highly preferred.
Exceptional organization, time management skills and ability to multi-task.
Experience evaluating ICFR/SOX requirements; identifying risks, controls, control gap analysis, and evaluating testing effectiveness.
Excellent team-player and interpersonal skills: strong written communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively across various levels in the organization.
Project management experience; proven ability to continuously move forward multiple projects in various states.
Ability to meet stringent reporting deadlines.
Excellent influencing skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial and process issues to non-technical people.
Flexible, analytical, focused on results and efficiency and able to work independently.
NOTE: MUST be fully authorized to work in the U.S. No sponsorship or visa transfer.#LI-NB0
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.
Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken
Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Feb 6, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1801802