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Posted: Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:56 PM

Job Requisition ID: 9982
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The Financial Analyst will be responsible for assisting with annual budget, financial forecasts, major capital investments, and other business issues requiring financial analysis. The role will support the VP of Domestic Sales Operations Finance in creation of budgets by product, GL account and activity as well as detailed analysis of these costs. The role will also serve as a liaison between multiple business units with a specific focus on expenses. Responsible for compiling data elements necessary for completion of forecasts, analyzing results and forecasts, preparing monthly business reporting, presentations and ad hoc analysis.
Support Domestic Sales Finance by assisting with the budget and forecast process:
:Plan and monitor timelines to meet strict deadlines
:Gather and compile data for budget analysis
:Create annual budget and forecast books
:Upload budgets and forecasts to SAP: Business Planning and Consolidated tool
:Ownership of various income statement items and departmental budgets
Month:end close process and reporting:
:Variance analysis
:Serve as a partner with shared service accounting to post entries and investigate issues
:Coordinate and lead the monthly review with finance team, collecting variance explanations and key performance drivers
:Develop monthly reporting package for Domestic Sales Finance as well as operational reports for the sales executive team
:Serve as finance liaison to specific business departments by communicating results and assistance in managing operating expenses
Various projects and ad hoc requests:
:Creation of executive decks
:Improving processes and policies
:Act as deal partners for sales and business desk support functions
:Automation/improvement of reporting tools and dashboards to improve divisional efficiency
:Data mining
:Assistance to other members of the finance team
Required Education and Skills:
:Bachelors Degree
:Advanced Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, VLookups, formulas) is required
Preferred Experience and Skills:
:BS in Business, Finance or Accounting preferred
:0 : 3 years of related business experience preferred
:SAP R/3, Business Warehouse, Business Planning and Consolidation tool
:Crystal Reports
:Business Objects Explorer (or similar)
:Microsoft Office Suite, including Access and Visio
Preferred Knowledge and Abilities:
:Familiarity with financial accounting (GAAP) and financial systems.
:Demonstrated strong organizational, observational and communication skills.
:Demonstrated strong documentation and analytical skills, with attention to detail.
:Demonstrated strong analytical, qualitative and problem:solving abilities.
:Takes initiative to participate in learning opportunities and openly shares information with others.
:Ability to work in a team environment.
:Creative problem solving and strategic thinker.
:Must be able to travel up to 10 of the time including domestic air travel and/or driving between customer sites.
Physical Requirements:
:Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing).
:Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre:K:12 education content, services, and cutting:edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom. HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award:winning children


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