Manager of Financial Operations




We are the world’s learning company with more than 20,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

Position Summary:

Manager of Financial Operations will report to the VP, General Manager of the Higher Education Courseware into K12 list. You will manage all functional aspects for this group in order to deliver all of the necessary financial, supply chain, and reporting requirements of this group are successfully achieved. The person in this role will coordinate frequently with 3rd party organization, Savvas Learning, who is our U.S. selling agent in the K12 education space, related to the tasks noted above.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Management of Pearson’s intellectual property sold by 3rd party organization, Savvas Inc., to include leadership of all operational issues in support of this relationship to include fulfillment/planning of customer orders, review of financial transactions, establishment of product setups aligned to both systems, successful consignment ordering, etc.
Key stakeholder for Pearson as Gatekeeper of the Sales Accord between Pearson and Savvas, including all addendums to the original accord. Reviews school contract and RFP language bid by Savvas, following contract protocols.
Development/review of reporting for daily sales, annual/quarterly fiscal sales budgets, customer-level back-order, WIP, and invoiced transactions, print vs. digital sales analysis, strategic plan revenues, Revel digital courseware sales, and sales by state reporting.
Lead in the development/review of the S&OP sales and sample forecast for Pearson’s Logility sales demand planning system annually, updated monthly, based upon market conditions.
Review of ASCP planning requirements for procurement of physical goods with Supply Chain leads, including all package assemblies to market.
Lead in monthly forecast meetings with Savvas for sales opportunities via opportunities across academic and employability lists. Determine impact on annual forecasts.
Key stakeholder with Corporate Accounting / Reporting for management of the posting of sales and operating costs, management of cash collections, freight recovery, payments to 3rd party sales team (Savvas).
Manage the customer service relationships within Pearson and those of the Savvas organization; manage escalation of customer dissonance issues, management of customer SLA’s.
Departmental expense budgeting and tracking for academic/employability.
Quarterly analysis of the consignment due to/from accounts between Pearson and Savvas.
Review all sources of transactions associated with Pearson’s access code elimination project are recorded to specification. Provide Savvas reports for crediting monthly for sales booked directly by Pearson.
Key stakeholder in conversion of customer digital courseware access from paper delivery to digital, partnering with Savvas.
Development/Review of publishing plan within acceptable corporate hurdle rates; perform quarterly tracking and NRV analysis, as required.
Review/approve destroy transactions twice per annum with Supply Chain No America. Review all customer/consignment returns with Supply Chain No America monthly/quarterly.
Management/Budget of Savvas people with Pearson systems rights, with the Pearson IT solutions team.
Monitoring of Pearson VUE sales of employability titles in the School K12 space. Identify monies quarterly due Savvas and Pearson No America are recorded properly.
Quarterly review of LMS opportunities impacting Pearson and Savvas. Adherence to Pearson protocols established.
Semi-annual review of school contracts is aligned between Pearson and Savvas.
Key Functional Interactions:

Pearson: Customer Service, Supply Chain North America, Pearson VUE/Certiport LOB, Royalties.
Savvas (3rd Party seller): Customer Service, Sales Business Office; Line Marketing, Contracts/RFP department.


Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong systems knowledge and capabilities to include Oracle ERP, Oracle EBS, business data warehouse applications,, Microsoft suite of applications.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, supply chain management or a related field.
Experience with financial reporting and supply chain preferred.
Experience with complex budgets, systems integrations, and data management.
Experience managing complex inventories and inventory control procedures.
Experience with account analysis and account management.
Solid understanding of procurement, distribution, domestic shipping operations, in a publishing environment preferred.


Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.

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Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.


Organization: North America

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 2109957


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