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Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst - ( 1916900 )

Description

Summary of role

Provide a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to Core & Growth leadership teams

Technical activities/responsibilities
Preparation of budgets, forecasts, strategic plans and management reporting to include but not limited to; development of reporting packs for population by Geographies (Geos) and support to Finance SVPs in the provision of additional data or analysis where required, consolidation of Geo results providing first line review and challenge of said results, and other ad-hoc support as required
Maintenance of budget policies and procedures and communication of said procedures to Geos
Cost centre management to include month end preparation (Posting journals, invoice coding, results analysis) and budgeting/ forecasting responsibilities
Completion of monthly reporting into leadership team following completion by Geos to include appropriate commentary and analysis
Provide support to the leadership team through ad-hoc tasking when required
Provide support to the wider FP&A Core & Growth team when required

Expected results

Review all data inputs for reasonableness and accuracy and provide challenge to local teams where required

Deliver insightful business analysis to SVP leadership teams and key Stakeholders

Maintain customer satisfaction by promptly following up on customers requests for information

Consistently deliver accurate and timely results to customers in line with divisional and Group policies and procedures

Ensure performance targets are met and service is delivered to end users as expected

Identify potential for process improvement for review by F&PA Lead Analyst

Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices

Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers across Core & Growth divisions as needed to balance workloads

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

Qualifications

Qualified or part qualified accountant, with relevant experience in

- Budgeting, planning, forecasting and management reporting (including variance analysis)
- Stakeholder management
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals
Experience of working within a large matrix organisation
Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables etc)
Experience of finance ERP systems (Oracle preferred but not essential)
A self-starter who is motivated to work under own initiative

Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleagues

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Cost Accounting/ ICWA
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 22nd Jul 2020

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