Pearson Solution Manager- Oracle Project Accounting in Hoboken, New Jersey

Solution Manager- Oracle 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.

The Enabling Programme (TEP) is a majortransformation programme working to integrate finance, HR and supply chaindata, processes, policy and systems to support the One Pearson vision builtupon Oracle eBusiness and Fusion Cloud. Within the Enabling programme the TEPSolution Managers manage the end to end solution blueprint, meeting current andfuture business needs. For the Solution Manager - Oracle Project Accountingthis includes:

§Execute against thePAworkstreamproject workplan. Work with Pearson users, Pearson IT & externalSystems Integrators .

§Work effectively with ageographically distributed teamincluding onshore and offshoreresources

§Assistin the development of the overallsolutionforthe project work stream, keeping as close to the Global TEP solution aspractical

§Providesuggestions for business transformation or improvements based onbusiness domain knowledge, industry leading practices and standard Oraclefunctionality

§Reviewsolutions and functional designs prepared by the SI partner. Validateproposals, provide suggestions for improvements and map impacts onlegacy systems and processes

§Authorfunctional designs relating to legacy system changes and be responsible fortransferring these to the Development team for Tech Design and Build. Inaddition, will be responsible for assisting with questions, data and setting updata as needed for objects being built

§Responsible for gathering andanalysing master data in support of configuration for all instances (i.e.CRP, System Test, User Acceptance Test). Thisincludes analysis of business needs, documentation of configuration,executing audits for configuration executed by the offshore teams.Requires understanding finance, operational and business needs andmapping these to Oracle functionality.

§Review test scenarios, scripts and results for System Test andSIT

§Manage and assist in execution of testing for UAT. This includeswriting test scripts, creating and seeding data, working with other workstreamson cross functional requirements as well documenting test results and triagingand fixing defects from testing.

§Manage and assist with DataConversion for projects. This includes authoring Conversion functionaldesigns, validating MOCK data, answering and troubleshooting questions from theData Conversion team. The focus will be on extraction from multiplelegacy systems and mapping to future stats solution

§Participate in deployment and cutover activities as they relateto Deployment(s). This would include, planning, conversion, and end usersupport

§Participate in Training development content. This wouldinclude reviewing training documentation, answering questions and providingclarification for the Training team.

§Work flexibly to accommodate teams spread across multiplecountries and time zones. This will include an element of travel and being ableto join early/late conference calls where most participants are in anothertimezone


  • Strong ‘hands-on’ experience in Oracle PA (and Oracle Financials)

  • Track record in implementing, maintaining and improving Oracle PA Solutions for multi-national organizations

  • Strong consulting experience plus ability influence key stakeholders in Business and IT

  • Strong ability to deliver quality solutions in partnership with System integrators

  • Strong experience with solution blueprinting, endorsing industry best practice


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.

Primary Location: US-NC-Morrisville

Other Locations US-NJ-Hoboken

Work Locations: US-NC-Morrisville-2250 Perimeter Park 2250 Perimeter Park Drive Suite 140 Morrisville 27560

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 29, 2017

Req ID: 1713498