Senior Financial Analyst - FP&A ELL
Pearson
Manila, Philippines
4d ago

We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale.

We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

We are recruiting this role within Pearson Finance Services to support the provision of a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to business partnering teams within the English Language Learning division.

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 :

Complete all deliverables in a timely, efficient and accurate manner

Understand data sources and data flows and how financial and non-financial data is presented

Apply judgement and analytical skills to ensure the accuracy and relevance of outputs needed by the business

Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers across PFS and all business divisions as needed to enable effective delivery.

Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to collaborative working

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

Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions and communicate these to your line manager

Activities / Tasks

Manage the activities in the running the ELL area. This includes establishing goals for the team, developing work schedules, back up procedures, managing staffing requirements to ensure coverage and dealing with escalations as necessary.

Take ownership of the budget and forecasting process for one or more sub-divisions within the ELL division of Pearson, including meeting with the business to agree compensation, discretionary and capital expenditure plans.

Input into the annual strategic planning process through preparation of analysis; sales margin plans and other information to enable collation of the plan

Prepare key month end management reporting packs for decision making / disclosure to market.

Monthly and quarterly consolidation of management information packs across business areas and roll up to group level showing performance against budget, forecast and prior year

Support local business partners in providing targeted quality commercial analysis

Review of financial data during the month to provide timely corrections.

Work alongside the team to ensure work is completed as expected including dealing with more complex activities and escalations.

Ensure all team deliverables are of high quality and submitted on time

Understand data sources and data flows and how financial and non-financial data is presented

Apply judgement and analytical skills to ensure the accuracy and relevance of outputs needed by the business

Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and simplification. Innovate solutions so the team can operate in an efficient, consistent, timely and cost-effective manner.

Lead the team efficiently and effectively and ensure processes are simple, straightforward and value adding to PFS & Pearson Finance overall.

Develop and monitor team performance to ensure levels of performance are met.

Ensure all team deliverables are of high quality and submitted on time

Ensure all submissions into corporate systems align to stakeholder expectations

Ensure all processes are kept well-documented

Manage successful transition of activities from Pearson teams into PFS

Manage the impact of change on processes and the team.

Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers across PFS and all business divisions as needed to enable effective delivery.

Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to collaborative working

Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders to maximize customer service, including regular stakeholder feed-back meetings after major deliverables, e.

g. month end, forecast submissions. 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

Skills / capabilities :

Strong accounting knowledge holding a recognised accountancy qualification or qualified by experience. Consideration will also be given to applicants with suitable relevant experience.

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 and lead 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

    Primary Location : GB-GB-Belfast

    Other Locations : PH-PH-Manila

    Work Locations :

    GB-Belfast-Millennium House

    Millennium House, 1st FloorGreat Victoria Street

    Job : Finance

    Organization : Finance

    Employee Status : Regular Employee

    Job Type : Standard

    Job Level : Individual Contributor

    Shift : Day Job

    Job Posting : Sep 2, 2021

    Job Unposting : Oct 2, 2021

    Schedule : : Full-time Regular

    Req ID : 2110602

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