Pearson Senior Financial Analyst in Manila, Philippines

Senior Financial Analyst


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Main Activities / Responsibilities:

Provide a consolidated view of financial business performance and planning to business partnering teams across Pearson

Using data provided by all appropriate systems, prepare and deliver financial planning and analysis to business areas enabling effective business decision making. Do this by:

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

  • Understand where data comes from and how it is presented to enable application into the process in the right way

  • Apply judgment and analytical skills to ensure the accuracy and relevance of outputs needed by the business

  • Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers across all business divisions 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 performance targets 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 Lead Analyst

  • Take proactive involvement in determining and implementing best practices

Technical Activities/Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of annual budgets, forecasts and strategic plans to include but not limited to; development of reporting packs for population by business and support to Finance Business Partner in the provision of additional data or analysis where required, consolidation of business results providing first line review and challenge of said results, and other ad-hoc support as required

  • Maintenance of budget policies and procedures and communication of said procedures to business areas, acting as central point of contact between the finance Business Partners and other central finance teams

  • Cost center management to include month end preparation (review of journals, invoice coding, results analysis) and budgeting/ forecasting responsibilities

  • Completion of monthly reporting into the business leadership teams once finalized by Finance Business Partnering teams to include appropriate commentary and analysis

  • Provide support to the Finance Business Partnering teams team through ad-hoc tasking when requested via GBS


We are looking for relevant experience in:

  • Budgeting, planning, forecasting and management reporting (including variance analysis)

  • Stakeholder management

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

  • Experience of working within a large organization

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

  • Experience of finance ERP systems (Oracle preferred but not essential)

  • A 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

The working hours for this role will be night shift, working United States Eastern Time.

Primary Location: PH-PH-Manila

Work Locations: PH-Mandaluyong City-Manila Rockwell Rockwell Business Center Sheridan 7th Floor, North Tower Manila

Job: Finance

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Night Job

Job Posting: Nov 20, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1815097

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.