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Senior Financial Analyst: Oracle Projects Centre of Expertise

Pearson

Pearson

IT, Accounting & Finance
Belfast, UK
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Working within the Oracle Projects Finance team in Pearson Finance Services, this position offers a chance to do more than just month-end close and general ledger work. The Projects Finance team will have a deep understanding of end-to-end processes and the inter-connectedness of Projects within the Oracle ERP. This position provides a chance to make an impact on the day-to-day operations of Oracle Project accounting users in a Global company. Those with a desire to drive positive change across the Project accounting and reporting process will thrive in this role. This position interacts with all internal users involved in the Project Accounting space, as well as Global Process Owners and the technical Solutions team, the BPO teams, and Internal/External Audit.

Role overview & Purpose

Working within the Oracle Projects Finance team in Pearson Finance Services, this position offers a chance to do more than just month-end close and general ledger work. The Projects Finance team will have a deep understanding of end-to-end processes and the inter-connectedness of Projects within the Oracle ERP. This position provides a chance to make an impact on the day-to-day operations of Oracle Project accounting users in a Global company. Those with a desire to drive positive change across the Project accounting and reporting process will thrive in this role. This position interacts with all internal users involved in the Project Accounting space, as well as Global Process Owners and the technical Solutions team, the BPO teams, and Internal/External Audit.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Financial Analysis

  • Month-end consolidation of YTD investment general ledger transactional data prior to reconciliation with and entry into group reporting application

  • Biannual and year-end statutory group reporting input, provision of evidential analysis and resolution of external audit requests

  • Prepare monthly fixed asset movement schedules detailing investment spend, transfers to asset register etc

  • Prepare and book Projects JEs related to timing issues in the Intercompany processing schedule, Cash Flow reporting reclasses,

  • Accruals/Adjustments needed for Known Issues

  • Consolidation and reconciliation of project subledger (Beta reports) to general ledger actuals and provision of reconciliations including budgetary variations as essential daily month-end MI packs to Finance stakeholders

  • Assisting business and finance users with financial investigations, nominal workflow mapping, national tax authority queries and statement of financial position open item resolution

  • Monthly deep-dive analysis of development project construction-in-progress (CIP) spend, reconciliation and resolution of global model exceptions

Cross-functional partnering

with Business to facilitate broader understanding of Project Accounting Ways of Working and provide operational and directional support as needed

with BPO and Technology teams to ensure understanding of end-to-end issues and work towards resolution

with Global Process Owners to ensure opportunities for process improvements are raised and solutioned to ensure operational excellence

Month-End coordination and support

  • Process data uploads on an as-needed basis specifically related to month-end budget adjustments, and do the necessary trouble shooting when there are issues

  • Manage month-end process with BPO, MSS, and communication with GL team

  • Operational and Directional support to Oracle Projects end users (800+) providing individual or group assistance with standard process and

  • procedures to end user

  • Perform key data reconciliations and monitor/report on KPIs to ensure complete, accurate, and timely financial reporting.

  • System configuration and maintenance

  • Creation of new expenditure types Configure new organization combinations based on Chart of Accounts requests

  • Additional tasks as needed

Technical, Managerial and People Skills Required:

  • Ability to prioritize daily, weekly and monthly tasks in order to meet deadlines

  • Ability to draw concise, well supported recommendations based on detailed analysis of the given issue

  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Motivated to take initiative to tackle challenges and projects

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related experience with good knowledge of both systems and accounting/finance processes.

  • Proficiency utilizing accounting software

  • Proficiency utilizing Microsoft Office products, including advanced knowledge of Excel and VBA Experience in SQL

  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA Part-qualified

  • Consideration will be given to candidates who are qualified by experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

Experience with Oracle project accounting software

CIMA/ ACCA / ACA Fully Qualified

Experience with Oracle project accounting software

Multinational company environment experience

SQL experience

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status or any other group protected by law. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

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Job: FINANCE

Organization: Corporate Finance

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 13071