Senior Financial Analyst

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Job Requisition ID: 3603 Employer is looking for a best in class financial professional that is excited to use their skillsets to partner with the company’s goal of changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners in the classrooms and at home. The right candidate will be effective and reliable, looking for opportunities to drive improvements, possess strong modeling, analytical and communication skills, is innovative and focused on making a difference each and every day. The role reports to a regional Director of Finance in the Sales Operations organization and will be a critical component to supporting the sales team’s effort by helping growing the business as well as creating insights and efficiencies.   Overview:   The role with the Sales Operations Finance team will be responsible for assisting with annual budget, financial forecasts, capital investments, incentive compensation, in depth- analytics, and other business issues requiring financial analysis to support the sales team and the business.  The role will report to the Director of Finance and will act as a financial and analytical support function for a sales region.   Responsibilities: Assist with the Annual Budget / Forecast Process Gather and compile data for budget analysis as well as in-depth analytics to support strategies in growing the business Prepare monthly business reporting and variance analysis Analyze results and forecasts Assisting the sales team in pipeline management Assist in the incentive compensation process Ad hoc analysis when necessary Requirements: Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance. 2+ Years of Experience in a similar role Detailed working knowledge of MS Office Advanced skills in MS Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, sumifs, data analysis) Knowledge of accounting principles and financial analysis Business partnering skills with a high degree of accuracy/reliability and ability to meet deadlines Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment Flexibility to work as position demands Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills Ability to learn quickly, adapt to changing deadlines, and prioritizes work appropriately Proven ability to act with confidentiality, discretion and flexibility Strong communication skills with fluency in English essential, comfort in working with multi-location teams Analytical skills for the purpose of providing the best financial reporting solutions Aptitude to own and manage small to medium sized projects Preferred: MBA/ Masters a plus Prior project management skills Prior SAP experience a plus Prior SFDC experience a plus   Physical Requirements: • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing). • The person in this position needs to move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings.     Employer is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.    *LI-JP1 J2W:MO   ABOUT US: Employer (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's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com   PLEASE NOTE:   Employer is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status. read more