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Financial Analyst (Remote)

Company: Cengage Group
Location: Honolulu
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

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. The Financial Analyst plays a key role in the Decision Support Finance Group providing the financial and related operational support for the Cengage Academic division. This position performs reporting and analysis for royalty expense, revenue, and providing Ad Hoc analysis and reports and helping to support strategic planning. To be successful in this role, you should have proven interpersonal skills with a track record of establishing collaborative business relationships with cross functional teams within an organization; the ability to lead and use large volume of data within analyzes along with using existing resources to problem solve; and have effective communication skills to work with all levels of management and staff. What you will do here: + Performs monthly financial reporting tasks, quarterly forecasting and annual planning activities + Builds ad-hoc analysis reports for distribution to our partners + Ensures accuracy of monthly royalty payments + Supports the product team by compiling financial information to provide guidance and oversight on profitability of agreements with our partners + Performs reporting and monitoring of actual and budget data in a timely and accurate manner + Develops relationships with the Author Relations Management Team, Product Organization and Finance Leadership + Participates in ad-hoc reporting, initiatives and analysis + Assists in maintaining data integrity within multiple systems + Investigates discrepancies and provides recommendations What you will need here: + Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in the Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or Data Analysis; MBA a plus + Strong analytical and critical thinking skills + Sophisticated Microsoft Excel skills + Adapts well to fast-pace environment and rapidly changing priorities and activities + Exhibits initiative and ability to work optimally and independently + Excellent detail-orientation with multitasking capabilities + Ability to contribute constructively in a team environment + Ability to communicate complex business information to a range of audiences + Ability to train/mentor others Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Experience: + Industry experience in publishing, software, or related content business + Experience with Microsoft Access + Proficient with financial reporting and planning software (Hyperion Essbase - SmartView) + 0 - 2 years' work experience in financial planning or sales analysis/operations experience and in roles requiring problem solving/analytic skills, project management and presentation skills required + Demonstrated financial modeling knowledge and skills with strong analytical, quantitative, and problem- solving capabilities + Comfortable wearing multiple hats, ranging from leading finance and operational discussions to working with data to provide thoughtful analysis + Self-directed, self-motivated and demonstrated experience providing ideas and solutions to further business understanding + Must be tenacious, with the emotional intelligence to know when to advocate more and when to look for alternative approaches + Ability to listen and interpret the requirements of internal clients, plan accordingly and go above and beyond + Extremely well organized and objective oriented with dedicated work ethic + Exemplifies initiative, intelligence, and integrity in targeting continuous improvement Cengage is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage's EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice by visiting their corresponding links. Cengage is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at accommodations.ta@cengage.com or you may call us at +1 (617) 289-7917. About Cengage Cengage, an education technology company serving millions of learners in 165 countries and territories, advances the way students learn through quality, digital experiences. We serve the K-12, higher education, professional, library, English language teaching, and workforce training markets worldwide. We believe that through the power and joy of learning, students can enrich their lives and achieve their dreams - no matter their age, experience, abilities, or environment. Our industry-leading products and services make education more accessible and affordable, including Cengage Unlimited, the first-of-its-kind all-access digital subscription service. Visit us at http://www.cengage.com/or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. #LI-remote.

Keywords: Cengage Group, Honolulu , Financial Analyst (Remote), Accounting, Auditing , Honolulu, Hawaii

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