Finance Business Partner, Pearson School Qualifications

Closing date
11 Jun 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Finance Business Partner, Pearson School Qualifications (PSQ)

Responsible for leading all activities related to PSQ international, technology and operations providing financial support to a variety of business leaders.

The Finance business partner is responsible for acting as Business Partners driving strategy, planning and overall financial performance. This position will partner with both the technology and operations teams to understand the current dynamics in relevant parts of the cost structure, compare to market trends / benchmarks and optimise investment opportunities. Within Finance this role plays an active role in designing and implementing finance strategy.?

Collaboration, partnership and active stakeholder management are foundational to success in this role. Thriving in an evolving environment, working to drive innovation, and embed industry best practice to drive sustainable growth is key.

Financial Analysis
  • Provides analysis to support decision-making, including presenting economic outcomes, identifying the key value drivers, benefits, sensitivities and risks, accounting and fiscal implications.
  • Communicates financial results to members of business leadership team.
  • Has experience working with multiple business models.

Investment Analysis & Allocation
  • Understands the strategic nature of particular assets in the creation of long-term value and assures the optimal individual and team contributions for business value.
  • Valuation of investment proposals for a business unit or functional area.
  • Communicates investment analysis criteria to non-finance professionals in a clear and concise manner to support decision making in resource that drives revenue growth.

Cost Management
  • Prepares analysis and reports that enable the business management to effectively challenge costs and inform decision-making.
  • Collaborate with the business to identify profit improvement opportunities.

Leadership Capabilities:
  • Ability to Influence Others?-?Identifies the agendas, concerns, and motivations of interested others, and is persuasive when positioning ideas and arguments to address them. Proactively cultivates networks with key individuals across functions to gain support for ideas, creating a foundation for future influence. Ensures that all proposals or arguments are fully supported by strong logic and a compelling business case, addressing all relevant factors.
  • Communication?-?Communicates financial information and concepts in a clear, precise, thorough manner to meet the needs of both finance and non-finance audiences.?Ensures that own positions effectively address others' needs and priorities, and that concerns are openly discussed and addressed. Projects self-assurance and unshakable confidence to influence outcomes with persuasiveness and candour. Appreciates the diversity of stakeholder interactions and adapts personal style as well as approach accordingly.?
  • Strategic Decision Making?-?Critically and logically evaluates potential short- and long-term costs, risks, and benefits of alternatives before making key decisions.?Critically and logically evaluates the costs, risks, and benefits of alternatives before making decisions.
  • Accountability and Ownership?-?Prioritizes and balances, organizes, and allocates time, actions, and resources to generate significant positive results and achieve critical goals, even in fast-moving or uncertain situations. Anticipates and decisively intervenes, addressing and removing obstacles, and redirects efforts to accelerate work, improves quality, moves the work forward, and/or gets efforts back on track.
  • Collaboration and Partnering?- Partners with other Finance managers and leaders in Finance on the creation and delivery of company-wide financial strategic themes, development of internal subject matter experts, thought leadership and communication to ensure consistency across the whole Finance group. Identifies opportunities and takes actions to build relationships between own area and other teams, departments and external organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Change Management Capability?- Understands the change management process.??Able to influence and lead others to embrace change positively in support of organizational objectives.?
  • Prioritization?- Juggles many priorities and competing demands for one's time. Understands the importance of materiality when prioritizing work.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Deep accounting knowledge
  • Experience working in a multi-national matrix organization
  • Strong understanding of materiality and ability to prioritize across competing agendas
  • Ability to conduct investment analysis and capital asset evaluation
  • Ability to identify business risks and implementation of tactics to mitigate
  • Awareness of multiple business models and experience of working with more than one
  • Understand the principles of change management and demonstrated ability to champion and drive change.

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist?company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and 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 a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here:? http://careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html
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