Senior Financial Control Analyst- 9 month FTC
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.
Main purpose / objective of the role:
The role is responsible for the accounting and reporting process for Head Office companies, including consolidation, financial control and treasury back office function.
Main activities / responsibilities:
Preparation of management accounts, reconciliation and reporting for Pearson plc and all head office entities.
Day to day accounting on Oracle and eTC Treasury Management Ledgers. This involves cash accounting, recording loan and offset interest, loan movements, share accounting, acquisitions, disposals, tax driven project accounting, equity injections, investment impairments, dividends, group tax relief, FX hedging, recording board minutes, transfer pricing, guarantee fees, journal preparation and balance sheet reconciliations.
Month end and year end process on eTC and Oracle, including accruals, capitalisations and revaluations, ensuring journals have been posted and eTC data reconciled to Oracle.
eTC treasury management – supporting treasury transactions involves foreign currency rates input, MISYS matching of foreign currency and money market transactions, systems maintenance, reporting controls and data reconciliation.
Intercompany funding - preparation and agreement of intercompany loan balances for head office and group companies for month end reporting processes and reconciliation.
Maintaining records on loan documentation and assisting in drafting memo’s, recording and tracking interest rates and monthly calculations.
Recording of share minutes, reconciliation of monies and minutes to share register.
Group reporting - assisting with monthly reporting and consolidation in PRIME to group reporting team, validating packs, movements analysis, mismatch reports, resolving queries, preparing analysis, statutory reporting, covenants compliance.
Liaising with internal and external auditors on reporting items and ensuring compliance with Sarbanes Oxley.
Liaising with and providing assistance to tax, treasury, company secretarial and group reporting departments in reporting matters.
Maintenance of head office ledgers – including creating new accounts, mapping tables for eTC, Oracle and PRIME, company files, journals and administration for internal compliance audits.
Qualifications / Experience:
Qualified accountant with minimum of two year of relevant experience working in a finance department.
Strong computer skills including financial analysis in Microsoft Excel
Strong analytical ability, self-starter, pro-active, detail-oriented, with demonstrated problem-solving skills, strong communication and organisation skills
Self-motivated and use of initiative to complete tasks to deadline, prioritising when there are competing goals and ability to work to deadlines.
Experience of Oracle Business Intelligence, Hyperion Reporting and eTC Treasury systems preferable
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: May 9, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Temporary
Req ID: 1806294
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.