Pearson Financial Analyst in Melbourne, Australia

Financial 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.

We are currently seeking an experienced and driven Finance Analyst to join Pearson’s Finance department. Our Finance team enjoys a strong partnership with our various business including assessments, services, digital, course-ware, operations and enabling functions.

The ideal candidate will have good technical accounting knowledge, excellent communication skills and feel comfortable providing specialised support for the Record to Report, Purchase to Pay, Tax, Treasury and Statutory Accounting functions both from a control and performance perspective.


  • Strong understanding of materiality and ability to prioritise across competing agendas

  • Understanding of financial control processes and functions.

  • A understanding of the Australian tax environment and ASIC requirements

  • Strong control environment and compliance with regulatory reporting and audit requirements.

  • Leverage of analytics and business intelligence tools to provide accurate and timely information for management decision making.

  • Experience using Oracle and Hyperion systems and Smartview tools viewed favourably

  • Demonstration of strong performance against targets and key performance indicators and an ability to focus on value-added activities.

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in accounting or related field.

  • Completion or part completion of ICAA, CPA or relevant accounting or finance professional qualification viewed favourably.

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 CBD workspace, the flexibility to achieve work/life balance and career development opportunities. This is a permanent, full-time role based in the Docklands.

If you are interested in growing your career with the world’s leading learning organisation, please submit your application now.


Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Victoria-Melbourne-Goods Shed South 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Finance

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Feb 17, 2017