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Manager - Financial Control

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Belfast, GBR
Expiry Date
Manager - Financial Control Description 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 lesson...

Job Description

Manager - Financial Control


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.

Summary of role

The role includes supporting one half of Pearson wide process areas from a risk and control perspective include Risk and Control matrices updates and including gap resolutions. It also involves testing controls as needed. The role will also ensure the Risk and Control Matrices for North America are complete and accurate.

A main focus will be managing the company wide controls tool and the testing schedule. It will also include partnering with controls owners on a regular basis to ensure the proper controls are in place The role will also be responsible for building internal control documentation across Pearson Core and Growth markets and partnering with Internal Audit to close control gaps.

This role will serve as a North America subject matter expert and will be a main point of contact for the tool support, closing deficiencies, and the management of testing. The role will require a large amount of subject matter expertise, organization, be deadline oriented, and will not be a people leader but will require thought leadership.

Main Activities

The main activities will include supporting the North America Internal Controls while also supporting one half of Pearson’s overall processes. This role will work closely with the Director on tool and testing management and will also partner with Internal Audit to close issues. The role will also partner with Core and Growth Markets to ensure control infrastructure is implemented.

The role is in Belfast and it requires strong organisation, time management, and multi-tasking skills.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting/finance or related field.
  • Experience working in controls, audit/accounting/finance role and/or general experience with internal controls.
  • Understanding of materiality and risks.
  • Exceptional organization, time management skills
and ability to multi-task.
  • Experience 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.

  • Strong and strategic thought leadership to identify business needs and how to solve for them in efficient and innovative ways.
  • Ability to effectively perform detailed analysis and big picture assessments of company processes and their related internal controls

  • Proven 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

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: Aug 16, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809763

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.