Pearson Operational Assurance Analyst in London, United Kingdom

Operational Assurance Analyst


Job Purpose:

The Operational Assurance analyst will be responsible for providing support to the Operational Assurance Manager in the delivery of a cross programme financial support function.

This role will provide holistic process coverage across our programmes to ensure successful management of portfolio spend in line with budget

Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsible for overseeing and coordinating ongoing activities which include as follows

  • Reporting monthly, quarterly and ad hoc programme financial results and labour capitalisation

  • Detailed variance analysis on Capex and Opex Portfolio spend, comparing PM Financial Trackers with Plan (Budgets/Forecasts)

  • Cost reconciliations between the Financial Systems (Oracle OPA and TEP) and the Financial Trackers, working with PMs to resolve variances

  • Working with Finance to ensure all journals and accruals are posted on time and all Project spend is accurately recorded, signed off and reported

  • PO to invoice tracking and issue resolution with the programme leads

  • Setting programme financial best practice in collaboration with the Operations Manager and Finance team

  • Assisting the Operations Manager in the successful delivery of the operations assurance function and providing coverage when required at senior stakeholder meetings

About you

1.Background & Attributes

You will need to come from a project financial management background and the key attributes you need are as follows:

●Strong communication skills with the ability to forge solid working relationships with an array of stakeholders, fostering collaboration and a desire to achieve a shared outcome

●High level of attention to detail, a genuine passion for getting things right first time, allied to a real focus on delivery

●Extremely numeric with a “feel” for when the numbers are right or wrong

●Flexible and pragmatic approach to work that can incorporate tactical fixes without losing sight of the strategic goals

●Inclusive team player who welcomes feedback and the involvement of others


Essential skills, qualifications and experience:

●ACCA/CIMA/ACA Qualified or equivalent or qualified by experience.

●Deep understanding of multi-million pound project/programme financials

●Understanding of the rules and definitions around capex, opex (one time and ongoing), labour capitalisation

●Excellent spreadsheet skills and ability to create/maintain automatically updated data feeds and calculations

●Understanding of Finance as a function and experience of working with that to achieve a common goal

●Oracle ebusiness suite, Coupa and Markview knowledge desirable

●Previous experience of working in a technology environment is desirable

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Work Locations: GB-London-80 Strand 80 Strand London WC2R 0RL

Job: Technology

Organization: Technology & Operations

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Sep 7, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809582

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.