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SVP, Finance Global Online Learning and UK

Company: Pearson
Location: Hoboken
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Pearson SVP, Finance Global Online Learning and UK in Hoboken , New Jersey SVP, Finance Global Online Learning and UK

Description

The SVP Finance, Global Online Learning & UK will bring a strategic growth mindset to our high performing Finance Leadership Team.

The ideal candidate will closely partner our President of Global Online Learning & UK to guide the strategic direction of the function, driving profitable growth in a fast paced direct to consumer market.

As a senior leader, the SVP Finance, Global Online Learning & UK will understand current practices and trends, easily adapt to change, embody our values (Brave, Imaginative, Decent and Accountable) and have experience of direct to consumer businesses.

Key Responsibilities:

Guide the strategic growth of the Global Online Learning and UK business units through close partnership with the President and the leadership team.

Ensure commercial health of the two business functions via innovative planning and forecasting using industry best practice including expertise of consumer behaviours, sales and marketing and global operations.

Ensure divisions return on investment exceeds hurdle rates and delivers against plans.

Drive performance via effective implementation, interpretation and translation of trend analysis to enable agile capital allocation decision making.

Advise on value creation by developing robust metrics and refining ways to working to continually track and measure growth

Build and lead Global Online Learning & UK finance teams, providing inspirational leadership

Present financial progress to Pearson Executive Management (PEM) team and Board

Contribute to the continued transformation of the Finance function, to enable, assess and incorporate best practice to ensure scalable, flexible, efficient and high performing service offering

Act as a custodian of the divisions assets, managing risk and ensure appropriate compliance culture

Drive synergies across the division and with the rest of Pearson.

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.

Qualifications

Essential Skills and Experience:

Demonstrable experience in senior leadership positions preferably within a technology, digital and/or direct to consumer organisations / industries

Exceptional leadership, verbal, written, and visual communication skills

Highly commercial, analytical and strategically minded with demonstrable experience of developing creative commercial solutions

Strong understanding of materiality and ability to prioritize across competing agendas

Track record of driving value through investment analysis and capital asset evaluation.

Ability to identify business risks and implementation of tactics to mitigate

Demonstrated ability to put financial results into an external market context.

Proven capability to develop and lead high performance cross-cultural teams.

Strong understanding of diverse range of finance areas: financial control. Process optimisation, tax, treasury, M&A, compliance, corporate governance and ability to use that knowledge to proactively mitigate organizational risk.

Preferred Skills:

International experience and bi/multilingual language skills

Experience with mergers and acquisitions and investor relations.

Primary Location: GB-GB-London

Other Locations US-MN-Bloomington, US-NJ-Hoboken

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

Job: Finance

Organization: Finance

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 3, 2020

Job Unposting: Jul 18, 2020

Schedule: Full-time Regular

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.

USA Cares exists to help bear the burdens of service by providing post-9/11 military families with financial and advocacy support in their time of need.

USA Cares is a national 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization based in Kentucky and registered with the IRS.

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