Hundreds of new jobs coming to Belfast

A new Finance Services centre is expected to create up to 300 new jobs in Belfast.

Monday, 8th May 2017, 3:06 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 4:31 pm
Pearson plc, the worlds learning company, has opened a new Finance Services centre in Belfast. Pictured (L R) are Gareth Morgan, Pearson, Alastair Hamilton, Invest NI CEO and Suzanne Willmott, Director & Centre Lead - Pearson Finance Services. Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Pearson Finance Services is expected to create up to 300 new jobs in the coming years, as part of Pearson’s plans to unify its global finance function. Around 100 new roles are already in place, and more positions are currently open.

Alastair Hamilton, Chief Executive, Invest Northern Ireland, said: “The establishment of this new financial and information management centre has already created new employment opportunities and will continue to drive job creation in Northern Ireland over the next few years.

“Pearson is the largest education company in the world, and this project represents a significant investment into the Northern Ireland economy, secured with our support.”

Invest NI

The company has been offered nearly £2 million of support from the Department for the Economy and Invest NI to help secure this project for Northern Ireland.

Gareth Morgan, Senior Vice President, Transformation, Enabling Functions, Pearson, said: “These new roles will offer a range of opportunities for accountants and analysts that will provide career paths that will benefit graduates and those in the early stages of their career.”

Alastair added: “We are delighted to welcome Pearson to Northern Ireland. The addition of this global name to the list of blue chip companies operating in here is testament to the quality of our people and the value of our proposition.

“We have had great success in not only attracting new investors, but also in helping those companies grow and expand their operations in Northern Ireland further. I am confident Pearson will have a similar positive experience.”

Invest NI

"Northern Ireland is an ideal location for our global finance centre"