Financial Reporting Analyst - Project Accounting in Belfast, County Antrim, UK

Employer: Pearson UK

Location: Belfast, County Antrim, UK


Salary: Salary negotiable

Financial Reporting Analyst - Project Accounting


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 Finance Services:

Pearson Finance Services (PFS) is a dedicated finance centre established in 2016 to support the Pearson finance structure across the globe. It's main remit is to produce reports and data to help our business partnering teams, giving insights and information needed to add real value to the business. PFS staff provide consistent and standardised metrics, unified global reporting and forward planning data to Finance Business Partners and Financial Controllers across the globe. The main scope of PFS includes general accounting, reporting, controlling, revenue and pricing.

Who we are looking for:

We are currently seeking an experienced and driven Finance Reporting Analyst to join Pearson Finance Services team to support the financial tracking of Projects and Business Cases within the Technology division.

The Main activities of the role include but are not limited to:

?Complete the processing of all technical responsibilities (see below) in a timely, efficient and accurate manner

?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

?Maintain customer satisfaction by promptly following up on customers’ requests for information.

?Ensure SLAs are met and service is delivered to end users as expected.

?Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovative solutions and communicate these to the Team Leader.

?Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices

?Ensure that all relevant process documentation is accurately maintained

The Technical activities of the role include but are not limited to:

Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting and Reporting – Projects

?Support development of strategic plan

?Prepare periodic budgets

?Prepare periodic financial forecasts

?Perform variance analysis against performance targets

?Provide Finance Business Partners with insightful pre-close P&L reports

?Perform reconciliations of reported numbers and work with the Finance Business Partnering team(s) to resolve / document any differences

?Prepare analysis / production of reports as requested to support accurate reporting and support business decisions

?Prepare accruals / other adjustments (including review of month end postings for quality, identifying necessary material adjustments required and preparing necessary journal entries)



Qualifications & experience required:

Preferably looking for an Accounting Technician or Part qualified accountant with relevant experience in:

  • Oracle Projects module, Oracle or similar systems accounting

  • Stakeholder management

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to effectively communicate with both finance and non-finance professionals, and with senior stakeholders

  • Experience of working within a large organisation

  • Strong Excel experience (v-lookups, sum-ifs, pivot tables experience is essential.)

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

  • Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleagues

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: Jun 26, 2018

Job Unposting: Jul 13, 2018

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809385

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.

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