• Sr Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
    Posted Date 1 month ago(8/16/2019 1:00 PM)
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    Do you dare to reinvent the future of education?

    At Cengage, we are harnessing the power of tech to build a future where all learners have the tools and confidence to achieve their goals. As a Cengage employee, you will blaze a new trail to transform the way people learn. Collaborating with the best of the best, you will feel challenged and inspired to do breakthrough work. With the support of our united team, there is no limit to what you can imagine, create and set in motion.

    Are we right for you?

    We set the bar higher by bringing our unique talents and point of view to the table every day. We are curious and comfortable with change and are willing to take risks to transform education. Most importantly, with everything we do, we put learning first.

    What You'll Do Here:

    We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic, and experienced Senior Financial Analyst to support our corporate finance team. The position will provide an excellent opportunity to support the Finance organization at an exciting time in the company’s trajectory. As a key interface between Finance and executive management, you will be part of the financial planning and reporting function that has a comprehensive understanding of all key business drivers. In this highly visible role, you’ll partner across functional lines and work with the corporate finance team to drive financial and management reporting. This role will report to the Director of Corporate Finance, Planning & Analysis in the Boston office and support key leadership across all functional areas.

    • Work cross functionally to ensure accurate reporting on all financial metrics and key performance indicators
    • Manage multiple data sources to ensure data integrity and quality of data 
    • In conjunction with the financial data team, lead efforts to drive enhancements and issue resolution/reconciliation for our Hyperion financial reporting systems
    • Analyze, reconcile, and compile monthly financials; compile variance analyses to effectively communicate business results, trends, risk and opportunities to Management
    • Automate and continuously improve our monthly reporting, which includes 3 statement financial reporting, KPI reporting, and actual versus budget/forecast/prior year variances
    • Assist in consolidation of company annual plan and quarterly forecast, analyzing key performance trends in revenue, cost of goods sold, and spend
    • Assist in the preparation of Management, Executive Team, Board of Directors, and Earnings reports/presentations utilizing PowerPoint and ThinkCell
    • Support ad-hoc financial reports, models, analysis, and presentations to support business needs and facilitate the decision-making process, as needed by the office of the CFO and organization.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to meet department and company goals

    Skills You Will Need Here:

    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in financial planning and analysis
    • Experience reporting & forecasting financial statements - Balance Sheet, P&L, Cash Flow
    • Technology or Educational publishing industry experience a plus
    • Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Hyperion Essbase and Planning or equivalent, PowerPoint, and ThinkCell
    • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills with an ability to handle multiple activities, prioritize and manage workload, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously
    • Exceptional verbal and written communications
    • Strong analytical, quantitative, and problem-solving skills
    • Self-directed, self-motivated and demonstrated experience providing ideas and solutions to further business understanding



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