Financial Risk Analyst
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 own backyard 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.
Purpose of this Position
The Financial Risk Analyst will collate information and produce analysis which the Treasury and Insurance function will use to manage Pearson’s risks as the group goes through a rapid transformation to digital. Key risks include foreign exchange risks arising from the group's large US business and international sourcing model, interest rate risks, cash requirements and insurable risks. Insurable risks include global risks from property, intellectual property and cyber risks. As part of our commitment to a digital future, the team are beginning design and implementation of a range of system and process improvements designed to enhance the team's ability to manage data.
Collating and analysing group risk information to provide the insurance market with a realistic view of the group's risk exposures; This will be supervised by managers within the team and should cover all major group risks and companies. Renewals primarily take place in May and November and analysis should be completed two months in advance to allow ample time to meet insurers, discuss the output and for our insurance brokers to source appropriate cover.
Analysing projected sales and purchases including projected foreign currency sales and purchases to ensure the group has cash in the right currency, in the right place at the right time; A major review is undertaken quarterly and short-term forecasts are being developed to allow this to be updated on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
Providing support in response to business requirements such as the set-up of a new operation which may require bank accounts, central bank registration and insurance. These should be dealt with on a timely basis, in line with policy. A workflow system is being selected to allow ad hoc requests to be dealt with by multiple members of the team with time consuming simple tasks primarily undertaken by the Belfast shared service centre.
We are a relatively new team who have come together and created a great dynamic.This is an exciting opportunity for someone looking for an entry level position, in a company committed to making a difference, to join our team and work in an environment where we value development, achievement and having fun.
The role will require:
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As the role is a global role, there will be exposure to a wide variety of market conditions and some opportunity for travel.
Support is also offered for studying complementary professional qualifications, such as those in Treasury, Insurance or Accounting.
A maths, science or social science degree (or equivalent) is preferable as strong mathematical and modeling skills are required;
A digital native with strong system skills;
Primary Location: GB-GB-London
Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jan 18, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1800528