Accounts Payable Analyst

Posted 1 week ago by Pearson UK

Accounts Payable Analyst


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  • Provide adhoc banking analysis, review and approve monthly credit card activity; high dollar EFT's; month end journals and the administration of bank accounts

  • Provide analysis of bank fees, adhoc analysis, process royalty payments and review and approval of other payments.

  • Provide analysis of fees and services for further review and assessment of bank needs and costs.

  • Provide ad hoc analysis requests relating to banking services

  • Supply Financial Reporting and management with the Net Debt Opening and closing balances (the movement in cash and debt throughout the period)

  • Perform a Monthly final review. Address unreconciled activity and problems with credit card reporting.

  • Advise Group Treasury of monthly cash needs, and provide details of foreign bank accounts

  • Perform a Month End review/approve Gross Cash, reporting for month end journal entries, PayPal and Credit Card reporting

  • Finalize gross cash activity and prepare month end journal entries

  • Provide necessary detail on foreign bank account activity to the TAX Department for requires IRS Tax filings.

  • Be the point of contact for Escalations of non-response from BPO

  • Assist with the clean-up of the escheatment account

  • Accounts Payable

  • Support of the month end close process

  • Cash forecasting

  • Ad hoc analysis

  • Assist with Annual Desktop Procedure (DTP) review and write up for any new processes created or transitioned to BPO

  • Assist, as needed, to support compliance activities

  • Significant interaction with business units, enabling functions, and auditors

  • Ensure that corporate policies and procedures are consistently applied

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Required experience

ACA/ACCA/CIMA part qualified accountant with 2-5 years experience in relevant financial environment.

Experience managing deadlines

Preferred experience

  • Finance function and accounting operations, financial management and management accounting

  • Management reporting (including variance analysis) and ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders

  • Detailed knowledge around Accounts Payable and Treasury processes


Primary Location: GB-GB-Belfast

Work Locations: GB-Belfast-Millennium House Millennium House, 1st Floor Great Victoria Street Belfast BT2 7AQ

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 29, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1913197

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.

Reference: 39250461

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