Financial Control Analyst

Full Time | Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND | 4 months
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Belfast , County Antrim
Permanent, full-time
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Financial Control Analyst


NAFC Financial Control 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.

The PFS Financial Reporting & Control team is responsible for the UK and North America month-end close activities, group reporting, balance sheet and P&L control. The team is also responsible for end-to-end process control and, where necessary, process redesign and improvement across our UK and offshore teams.

We are currently seeking Part qualified accountants to join Pearson Finance Services in Belfast as part of the growing Financial Reporting & Control team. The activities of the roles include but are not limited to:

  • Reconiliation, review and control of balance sheet accounts and related processes

  • Review and approve journals ensuring they maintain relevant and appropriate back up and are correctly coded;

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

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

  • Complete statutory financial statements at half year and year end as required;

  • Complete compliance reporting in accordance with local legislation;

  • Review work delivered by the BPO team;

  • 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 Financial Reporting & Control 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 customers’ 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;

  • Contribute to the 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.

The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. It will not be seen by those involved in making decisions as part of the recruitment process.


The ideal candidate will have sound technical accounting knowledge, excellent communication skills and strong Microsoft Excel skills.

Required skills and qualifications:

  • Part qualified Chartered or Certified accountant;(QBE considered)

  • 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;

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

  • Experience using Oracle and Hyperion systems tools viewed favourably; and,

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

Ability to work as part of a team, identifying and providing support to colleagues in exchange for your experience and knowledge, you will be rewarded with a positive team that want to succeed, a competitive compensation package, an outstanding workspace, the flexibility to achieve work/life balance and career development opportunities. This is a permanent, full-time role based in Belfast. This role will be required to support Pearson Finance teams globally and will require flexibility in working hours. This role may require occasional travel to other Pearson locations.


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: Sep 23, 2020

Job Unposting: Oct 24, 2020

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2008754

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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