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ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES :
Provide a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to business partnering teams across Pearson
Preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and strategic plans to include but not limited to; development of reporting packs for population by business and support to Finance Business Partner in the provision of additional data or analysis where required, consolidation of business 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 business areas, acting as central point of contact between the finance Business Partners and other central finance teams
Cost center management to include month end preparation (review of journals, invoice coding, results analysis) and budgeting / forecasting responsibilities
Completion of monthly reporting into the business leadership teams once finalized by Finance Business Partnering teams to include appropriate commentary and analysis
Bachelor’s degree in Finance / Accountancy / Banking or equivalent.
Solid five (5) years of experience in Budgeting, planning, forecasting and management reporting (including variance analysis) in a BPO / Shared Service Industry
Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals
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)
Willing to work on a night shift schedule (US Eastern Time) as this role will support our business in the NA region.