Pearson FP&A Manager - Sales Finance in Iowa City, Iowa
FP&A Manager - Sales Finance - ( 2102516 )
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Finance Business Partner (Clinical Assessments)
Responsible for leading all activities related to Sales Finance for the Clinical Finance team and providing financial support to the VP, Clinical Global Sales, and the leadership team. The responsibility of this finance role is to manage financial sales expectations and opportunities in conjunction with market trends, customer needs, and in line with profit and growth targets. This includes monitoring pricing and promotion approvals, engaging in solution sales price modeling, and leading strategic opportunity financial reviews. This Finance role is responsible for acting as Business Partner driving strategy, planning and overall financial performance. This position will partner with Clinical Assessments leadership to understand the current dynamics in relevant parts of the company portfolio, compare to market trends and optimize investment opportunities.
Directly responsible for a revenue base of approx. $250M representing the Clinical revenue from North America and India and indirect responsibility for overseeing Core and Growth sales over $50M.
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.
Strategy & Resource Planning
Serves as the lead finance business partner and cooperates with, as well as advises, Sales management and business leadership in support of strategic business decisions and operational performance trends.
Takes responsibility for defining, tracking, and reporting on appropriate metrics to measure performance against strategic initiatives and to identify emerging trends.
Applies a strategic planning approach, identifying tools, techniques and practices that are business enablers and enhance improvements in cost/performance or sustainability.
Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting
Lead the annual operating plan and quarterly forecasting processes for sales and revenue ensuring targets are met and in alignment with short-term and long-term strategic goals.
Establishes and ensures effective and consistent modeling, planning, and forecasting processes for sales and revenue, identifies, and implements best practices in these processes.
Partner with the Sales Operations team to ensure commissions are in alignment with annual operating plan and forecasts as well as oversee month-end accounting for commission expense accruals.
Reviews outputs of financial results and forecasts to develop views and actions to guide management, resolves significant reporting variances or recommends corrective actions where needed.
Develops and applies financial analysis to identify the business, commercial and financial impact on the organization of different courses of action; advises on actions or options to improve the modeled outcome.
Partner with Sales and Marketing leaders regarding financial implications of promotional and commercial activities. Develop reporting to measure financial performance on these strategic initiatives.
Ad hoc reporting to support analysis of revenue growth trends and sales channel shifts. 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.
Prefer experience using Hyperion, Oracle, Alteryx, Tableau, and Salesforce
Experience supporting Sales organizations
Analytical, financial modelling and reporting experience
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
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 – Identifies opportunities and takes actions to build relationships between own area and other teams/departments 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.
Brave – Resilient operating under pressure and to tight deadlines
Accountable – Demonstrates integrity & delivers what is promised
Decent – Represents Pearson’s values and believes in the company mission, is a trusted confidant to colleagues and external sources
Imaginative – Thinks creatively, using insights to improve work
NOTE: This role is REMOTE-based.
Primary Location : US-TX-San Antonio
Other Locations : US-IA-Iowa City, US-MN-Bloomington, US-TX-Austin
Work Locations :
US-TX-San Antonio-19500 Bulverde
19500 Bulverde Road
Job : Finance
Organization : Finance
Employee Status : Regular Employee
Job Type : Standard
Job Level : Manager
Shift : Day Job
Job Posting : May 7, 2021
Job Unposting : Ongoing
Schedule: : Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2102516
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