Sr. Financial Analyst

17 Apr 2018
18 Apr 2018
Contract type
Full time
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 pioneer transforming 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 bring our "A" game, 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, everything we do, we do for the learner.

Responsible for accounting close as well as expanding analysis for the leadership team, the Senior Financial Analyst will assist in providing decision support to the Global Product Technology group (GPT) at Cengage. This position will prepare, review and analyze a variety of complex financial data. Additionally, this person will assist in maintaining and updating company financial models as well as forecast and perform analysis to support the normal budgeting/forecasting process and other corporate strategic initiatives.

What You'll Do Here:
  • Conduct/Advise month–end entries for fixed assets, telecom, and outside services
  • Research and resolve Cost Center inquiries and financial variances for assigned functional areas
  • Routine communication relating to financial close, issues and deliverables
  • Planning for budget and forecast; specifically focusing on headcount/project related costs as well as year over year spending trends
  • Develop key analysis for monthly forecasting process as it relates to total GPT spend
  • Assist in the creation and subsequent support of our new management and leadership monthly reporting workbooks/presentations
  • Support management in driving improvements, revamping and building centralized solutions (adapting to financial system challenges for data extraction) to deliver scalable reporting, planning & analysis for leadership teams
  • Key resource in driving the monthly reporting of expense, headcount, and key productivity metrics to ensure the engineering managers have actionable information to drive business change
  • Assist in developing scorecards and models that add functionality to existing reporting tools in an efficient manner to support key stakeholders
  • Work directly with key executives to understand business priorities, identify strategic initiatives, and deliver effective and timely and centralized reporting solutions
  • Ad Hoc tasks as needed
Skills You Will Need Here:
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required, preferably in Finance or Accounting. MBA a plus
  • Minimum 4–6 years' work experience in financial planning, analysis/operations or accounting; experience in roles requiring problem solving/analytic skills and presentation skills required
  • Self–directed, self–motivated and determination to complete tasks in anticipation of corporate deadlines. Also must anticipate needs of teams and react accordingly
  • Ability to think both operationally and strategically; must overcome obstacles using innovation to bring projects to completion
  • Exemplifies initiative and strong attention to detail; willing to dig deeper, providing data integrity and insight to management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills with a willingness to challenge others on the team
  • Ability to develop moderately complex financial and operational models