• United States Of America, Usa

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Manager Finance Business Partnering - ( 1909779 )


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

Role Summary

Responsible for providing financial support to the US Business Development leadership team The Finance team is responsible for acting as Business Partners driving strategy, planning and overall financial performance This position will partner with US Business Development leadership to understand the current dynamics in relevant parts of the company portfolio, compare to market trends and optimize investment opportunities

Directly responsible for a current revenue base of over $400m

Collaboration, partnership and active stakeholder management are foundational to success in this role Thriving in an evolving environment, working to drive innovation, and embed industry best practice to drive sustainable growth is key

Key Responsibilities

Strategy & Resource Planning

Applies a strategic planning approach, identifying tools, techniques and practices that are business enablers and enhance improvements in cost/performance or sustainability

Monitors the finance progress against leadership team strategic goals and identifies bottlenecks to progress, identifying potential solutions, providing advice and escalating as needed to ensure goals are achieved

Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting

Supports planning processes, including setting targets, communicating assumptions, coordinating budget preparation, challenging submissions and seeking synergies upon consolidation

Provides the business with relevant financial support to enable effective planning utilizing appropriate budgeting and forecasting techniques

Provides reasoned advice on modelling, planning and forecasting with reference to cost, time and quality which incorporate the organization strategic direction

Financial Analysis

Applies common quantitative techniques such value at risk (VAR) to model the economic, fiscal and accounting impact of typical commercial activities, or standard financial structures and instruments

Provides analysis to support decision-making, including presenting economic outcomes, identifying the key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities and risks, accounting and fiscal implications

Prepares and analyses problems using sensitivity analysis and other techniques; reviews variance analysis and account reconciliations, and identifies significant items requiring the attention of higher-level management

Has experience working with multiple business models

Investment Analysis & Allocation

Applies a combination of quantitative methods, qualitative judgement and forward estimates in the development of sophisticated capital investment analysis

Communicates investment analysis criteria to non-finance professionals in a clear and concise manner to support decision making in resource that drives revenue growth

Leadership Capabilities

Ability to Influence Others Identifies the agendas, concerns, and motivations of interested others, and is persuasive when positioning ideas and arguments to address them Proactively cultivates networks with key individuals across functions to gain support for ideas, creating a foundation for future influence Ensures that all proposals or arguments are fully supported by strong logic and a compelling business case, addressing all relevant factors

Communication Communicates financial information and concepts in a clear, precise, thorough manner to meet the needs of both finance and non-finance audiences Ensures that own positions effectively address others needs and priorities, and that concerns are openly discussed and addressed Projects self-assurance and unshakable confidence to influence outcomes with persuasiveness and candor Appreciates the diversity of stakeholder interactions and adapts personal style as well as approach accordingly

Strategic Decision Making Critically and logically evaluates potential short- and long-term costs, risks, and benefits of alternatives before making key decisions Critically and logically evaluates the costs, risks, and benefits of alternatives before making decisions

Accountability and Ownership Prioritizes and balances, organizes, and allocates time, actions, and resources to generate significant positive results and achieve critical goals, even in fast-moving or uncertain situations Anticipates and decisively intervenes, addressing and removing obstacles, and redirects efforts to accelerate work, improves quality, moves the work forward, and/or gets efforts back on track

Collaboration and Partnering Identifies opportunities and takes action to build relationships between own area and other teams/departments to help achieve business goals

Change Management Capability Understands the change management process Able to influence and lead others to embrace change positively in support of organizational objectives

Prioritization Juggles many priorities and competing demands for ones time Understands the importance of materiality when prioritizing work

Personal Qualities

Brave Resilient operating under pressure and to tight deadlines

Accountable Demonstrates integrity & delivers what is promised

Decent Represents Pearsons values and believes in the company mission, is a trusted confidant to colleagues and external sources

Imaginative Thinks creatively, using insights to improve work

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



Recognized accountancy qualification

Profile Summary:

Employment Type : Full Time
Eligibility : Any Graduate
Industry : Educational/Training
Functional Area : Accounting/Tax/Company Secretary/Audit
Role : Other Accounting
Salary : As per Industry Standards
Deadline : 19th Feb 2020

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