Senior Financial Analyst
Description – FP&A – Senior 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.
We are recruiting this role within Pearson Finance Services (PFS) to support the provision of a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to business partnering teams across Pearson. This role will prepare and deliver financial planning and analysis to business areas enabling effective business decision making. This role will also be expected to contribute to aspects of the budgeting and forecasting cycle.
To undertake this role the following will be required:
Activities / Tasks
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Skills / capabilities:
Strong accounting knowledge – holding a recognised accountancy qualification
Technical Skills: significant experience of planning, budgeting and forecasting and producing management information for decision making in a complex commercial environment. Ability to apply a range of budgeting and forecasting techniques to provide the business with the relevant financial information
Analytical skills: Well developed analytical/variance analysis skills, proven ability to review and analyse financial data and explain results to senior management. Provide analysis to support decision making, including presenting economic outcomes, identifying key value drivers, benefits, risks and accounting implications
Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables etc.)
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals
Experience of finance ERP systems (Oracle preferred but not essential)
A self-starter who is motivated to work under own initiative when required demonstrating initiative and sound judgement;
Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleagues
Ability to work to strict deadlines and to be able to prioritise to meet those deadlines
Experience working with and partnering and presenting to senior stakeholders in multiple geographical locations and time zones;
Commercial focus, and the ability to apply business acumen to innovate, solve problems and achieve results;
Ability to multi-task; coordinating the delivery of multiple priorities in parallel across disparate teams and locations
The great benefits Pearson employees include;
Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast
Work Locations: GB-Belfast-Millennium House Millennium House, 1st Floor Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 14, 2019
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1915277
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.