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Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst - ( 1911708 )

Description

At Pearson, were committed to a world thats 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 its 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 worlds innovations, personal and global, large and small

Summary of role
Provide a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to Core leadership teams

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 across Core & Growth divisions 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 Lead Analyst
Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices

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
Consistently deliver accurate and timely results to customers in line with divisional and Group policies and procedures
Deliver insightful business analysis to SVP leadership teams and key stakeholders
Identify potential for process improvement for review by F&PA Lead Analyst

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

Qualifications and experience required Qualified or part qualified accountant, with relevant experience in

- 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

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Primary Location GB-GB-Belfast

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Audit & Risk
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 18th Mar 2020

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Pearson Education Services Pvt Ltdarfix

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