Senior Finance Analyst

Posted 29 October by Pearson

Senior Finance Analyst


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s 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 it’s 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 world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

We are currently seeking qualified Chartered or Certified accountants to join Pearson Finance Services in Belfast. The activities of the role includes but is not limited to:

-Ensure effective review, control and reporting of royalties to produce the monthly and annual results, working closely with key managers and finance teams;

-Own the review of all daily, weekly and monthly royalty tasks;

-Coordinate and review work delivered by the BPO team;

-Preparation of and/or review/approve journals ensuring they maintain relevant and appropriate back up and are correctly coded;

-Prepare ad-hoc analysis / production of royalty expense reports as requested to support accurate reporting and support business, group and tax decisions;

-Provide assistance in the preparation of royalty rate budget preparation;

-Have significant interaction with business units, enabling functions, and auditors;

-Complete compliance reporting in accordance with local legislation;

-Assist with SOX compliance, as required;

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

-Be involved in the delivery of ad-hoc projects and reporting requirements of the wider PFS team as required;

-Recognise issues, highlight them to relevant colleagues / line manager and take initiative to solve;

-Maintain customer satisfaction by promptly following up on requests for information;

-Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers as needed to balance workloads;

-Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to a high degree of integrity and teamwork;

-Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions and communicate these to the manager;

-Maintenance of an effective system of internal controls including compliance with all internal and external requirements;

-Ensure that corporate policies and procedures are consistently applied;

-Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices; and

-Ensure all processes are kept well-documented.

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.

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Required skills and qualifications:

-Fully qualified Chartered or Certified accountant;

-Excellent knowledge of FRS101 and IFRS, US GAAP preferable;

-Understanding of financial control processes and functions;

-Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals;

-A self-starter who is motivated to work under own initiative when required;

-Ability to maintain a strong focus on results and outcomes and prioritise work effectively;

-Detailed orientated with strong problem solving skills;

-Experience of successfully leading and managing a small team; and

-Advanced user of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables, macros etc.).

Preferred skills and qualifications:

-Experience using Oracle and Hyperion systems tools viewed favourably; and

-Experience in a service delivery environment and strong stakeholder management skills.


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 9, 2019

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1913461

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: 39248877

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