Audit & Compliance Manager

Posted 1 week ago by Pearson UK

Audit & Compliance Manager


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Role Summary

The Manager, Audit & Compliance will support one half of Pearson-wide process areas, from a risk and control perspective, including Risk and Control matrices updates and gap resolutions. You will test controls as needed. A main focus of this role will be managing deficiencies across Pearson on a weekly basis, and partnering with all owners/ stakeholders for clear and sustainable action plans. This role will serve as a UK/Pearson Finance Services (PFS) & US subject matter expert, and will be a main point of contact for control improvements and initiatives.

The role will also support wider initiatives such as overall deficiency tracking across the Pearson globe, and other areas as needed such as Core and Growth markets. A large function of the role will be to act as a key contact for the UK&US business, and coordinate testing amongst individuals outside of the Control Center Of Excellence who are supporting UK&US testing (the Manager will perform a high amount of testing as well).

The role will require a large amount of subject matter expertise, and organization. The successful candidate will be highly deadline oriented. This is not a team leader position, but will require a high level of thought leadership.

Main Activities

The main activities will include supporting the maintenance of a deficiency tracker across Pearson, and ensuring all control deficiencies across Pearson are closed in a timely way, with sustainable controls. This will include holding regular meetings and meeting deadlines. The role will manage one half of the Pearson wide process controls and supporting other controls as needed. The role will also oversee key user access reviews and one half of all the process areas including all the process flows, the risks, controls, and the resolutions for any issues within the process areas as well as directly managing all the process areas outside of the US.

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The role is located in Belfast. The successful candidate will hold a degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration. The role requires strong organization, time management, and multi-tasking skills.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting/finance or related field.

  • Experience working in controls, audit/accounting/finance role and/or general experience with internal controls.

  • Understanding of materiality and risks.

  • Exceptional organization, time management skills and ability to multi-task.

  • Experience identifying risks, controls, control gap analysis, and evaluating testing effectiveness.

  • Excellent team-player and interpersonal skills: strong written communication skills, ability to communicate clearly and effectively across various levels in the organization.

  • Strong and strategic thought leadership to identify business needs and how to solve for them in efficient and innovative ways.

  • Ability to effectively perform detailed analysis and big picture assessments of company processes and their related internal controls.

  • Proven ability to meet stringent reporting deadlines. - Excellent influencing skills, including the ability to communicate complex financial and process issues to non-technical people.

  • Flexible, analytical, focused on results and efficiency and able to work independently.


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 30, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1914327

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: 39250477

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