VP Global Process Owner, Operational Finance
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.
Pearson is currently in the middle of the Transformation Enablement Programme (TEP), which is a global Finance and HR transformation programme seeking to streamline Pearson operations across the entire business. A key part of this strategy is to drive global process ownership across end to end processes within Pearson and this role will be one of the key process ownership roles within the Finance Operations Leadership team.
The scope of Operational Finance will be Order to Cash, Procure to Pay (including expense reimbursement) and Payroll
The Global Process Owner will take the lead on the process evolution for their capability area(s) on a global basis. This will involve working with the Finance Operations Leadership team and other key stakeholders to define, evolve, train and communicate global process.
The Operational Finance Global Process Owner will be responsible for all aspects of the Operational Finance Global Design, with a particular focus on defining a standard expenses policy that will be adhered to by Pearson employees on a global scale.
The key responsibilities of the will include:
Responsible for Operational Finance Global Design (in place to drive standard ways of working across the various global business units to drive efficiencies) defined as part of the Oracle system implementation.
Responsible for liaising with the business to determine best and most appropriate design.
Create a roadmap with agreed improvement plans to the Operational Finance Global Design.
Meet regularly with key business stakeholders to identify any enhancement requests and then document the requirements for these, agreeing the requirements with the relevant stakeholders.
Work with the technology deployment leads to deliver the enhancements to the Operational Finance Global Design These enhancements could be organisation, process, data or technology changes.
Responsible for measuring and driving benefits from a cost perspective and ensuring that the Operational Finance Global Design solution is deriving tangible benefits to the business.
Responsible for Service Management for the Operational Finance area.
Responsible for agreeing appropriate solutions with the business for gaps identified during the Operational Finance Global Design definition process.
Define and implement a defined expenses policy to be implemented on a global basis by Pearson
As a member of the Finance Operations Leadership team advocate and act as an ambassador for Finance Operations, its processes and solutions to the business.
Responsible for the identification and effective operation of relevant financial controls across all operational finance processes.
Essential Skills /Experience
Experienced project manager with at least 2 large scale end to end finance system implementations.
Detailed knowledge of Operational Finance best practices and processes and knowledge of industry best practice in terms of expense policy definition and monitoring compliance.
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work with a variety of stakeholders.
Excellent understanding, knowledge and experience of end-to- end software configuration, implementation covering design, build, data migration and business intelligence/reporting.
The ability to deliver process and efficiency improvements within an organisation or to external clients.
Good team player.
Comfortable working in a technical environment.
Ability to travel both in the UK and Globally.
- Knowledge of iExpenses
Personal Style and Behaviour
- Respect for Our values: Brave, Imaginative and Decent
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.
Primary Location: US-NJ-Hoboken
Other Locations GB-GB-Belfast, GB-GB-London
Work Locations: US-NJ-Hoboken-221 River 221 River Street Hoboken 07030
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Jan 25, 2018
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 1715934
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