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Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst

Contract Type
Education, Media & Communications
Belfast, GBR
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Senior Accounts Receivable Analyst 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...

Job Description

Senior Accounts Receivable 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.

Job Title:Pearson Finance Services Senior AR Analyst

Department:Operational Finance

Reports to:Pearson Finance Services Operational Finance lead

Summary of role:

Ensure efficient & effective management of all the activity in scope

Lead continuous improvement efforts in terms of process, technology & organization, referencing external best practices as appropriate

No. of Direct Reports:


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 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 Team Manager.Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices

Technical activities/responsibilities:

Resolve issues on customer accounts (complex cases, including those that require investigation) that have been escalated by IBM and determine appropriate rectification in S/L, G/L

Support month end close for AR Sub- ledger including calculating bad debt provision and manual adjustments, agreeing these with the business, and creating the required Journal entries

Approval of clear downs, refunds, write-offs and credit limit increases

Creating detailed line item account reconciliations from the ground up.

Managing the relationship with the BPO team

  • Overseeing the clinical and school assessments commissions process
  • Overseeing the OBL Schools invoicing, pass-through and trade rec processes

Work with relevant stakeholders such as the credit collections team on any ad hoc/project related requests

Expected results:

Strong working relationship with the Finance Business Partnering team(s) supported

Delivery of all work to agreed Service Level Agreements

Process improvement over time including simplification and standardization

Pearson is an equal opportunities employer. We do not discriminate against employees or job applicants and select the best person for each job based on relevant skills and experience.

We are also committed to building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and encouraging equality and diversity.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


AAT Qualified or Full / Part qualified Accountant

You will have experience of overseeing ledgers and working in a challenging, commercial environment, you will also have staff supervision / management experience

This role requires someone with a hands on and can do attitude, working as part of a busy team

You will have Advanced excel skills and strong systems experience


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 13, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1906441

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.