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Pearson Senior Tax Analyst in Mandaluyong City, Philippines

Role Objectives – Senior Tax Analyst

The role of Senior Tax Analyst is to support the Group Tax Team, located in UK with the management of global indirect compliance and filing obligations for a range of US and UK entities.

The Senior Tax Analyst will work as part of a small team of senior tax analyst’s that sit within the Pearson Finance Services (“PFS”) function located in Manila Philippines and will report to Global Indirect Tax Manager.

The Group Tax Team ultimately reports into the Deputy CFO.

The role will involve predominantly global indirect tax (VAT/GST) compliance activities, but at times will also encompass demand led and ad hoc work to support other activities as requested by the Group Tax Team. Pearson has outsourced the preparation of global VAT/GST returns to a 3rd party provider and therefore daily interaction with this 3rd party will be key to this role.

Main activities/responsibilities:

  • Responsible for managing of defined global VAT & GST compliance activities including:

  • Preparation of all data and ledger information for timely submission to 3rd party provider for preparation of global VAT/GST returns.

  • Reviewing and providing sign off on returns prepared to ensure all global compliance deadlines are met.

  • Provide support to Group Tax Team on VAT/GST audits, tax office enquiries and internal controls.

  • Responsible for key activities relating to VAT accounting.

  • Preparing/reviewing data analytics and trend analysis of VAT/GST return information.

  • Supporting with tax projects on request from Group Tax Team.

Key interactions:

  • Interaction with Director Global Indirect Tax, Indirect Tax Managers, and other Tax Department members – regular contact.

  • Working with key finance stakeholders in the business.

  • Other Senior Tax Analysts within PFS.

Candidate Profile

  • Philippine Certified Public Accountant

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in tax

  • Qualification and experience required.


  • Familiarity with major accounting systems.

  • Accounting and/or Tax Experience.

  • Computer literate with advanced excel skills.

  • Must be able to demonstrate the use of the above skills, experience, knowledge and qualifications over reasonable period of time.


  • Experience with and ability to work with Oracle

  • The suitable candidate should ideally have some exposure to global indirect taxes e.g. EU VAT, Sales tax, GST etc.

Person Specification

  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work to tight deadlines.

  • Ability to work remotely but as part of a global function.

  • Self-motivated and able to carry through varied projects to a satisfactory conclusion.

What to expect from Pearson

Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?

At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.

We value the power of an inclusive culture and also 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 building a workplace where talent can learn, grow and thrive.

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We want a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment decisions are 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. We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity of our communities.

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, navigate to: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Pearson.

If you are an individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com.

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Organization: Corporate Finance

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 12557