Cengage Learning Financial Analyst in Cincinnati, Ohio


The Financial Analyst will play a key role in the Finance Group providing the financial and related operational support for the Social Science, Business and Humanities Teams. Responsibilities include reporting and analysis for revenue, cost of goods sold, capital expenditures, operating expenses; review product investment proposals; update and maintain key financial metrics; and provide Ad Hoc analysis and reports.

The incumbent should have proven interpersonal skills with a track record of establishing collaborative business relationships with cross functional teams within an organization; the ability to manage 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.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Performs monthly financial reporting tasks, quarterly forecasting and annual planning activities.

  • Supports the product team by compiling financial information to provide guidance and oversight on profitability of products, historical trends and adoption analysis.

  • Performs reporting and monitoring of actual and budget data in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Reviews product investment proposals to provide financial and operational support to product team in preparation of approval.

  • Maintains oversight for operational set up of approved proposals in project planning system (IPS - Integrated Project System).

  • Prepares materials for product planning meetings.

  • Participates in ad-hoc reporting, initiatives and analysis as assigned.

  • Assists in maintaining data integrity within multiple systems.

  • Investigates discrepancies and provides recommendations.

  • Assists in special projects.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Accounting/Finance.

  • 2+ years related experience in financial reporting, planning, forecasting, analysis, and month-end close Adapts well to fast-pace environment and rapidly changing priorities and activities.

  • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office tools, specifically Excel, Access, and PowerPoint.

  • Proficient with financial reporting and planning software and general ledger systems (JD Edwards, Hyperion Essbase -Smartview, Oracle Data Warehouse).

  • Exhibits initiative and ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.

  • Excellent detail-orientation with ability to multitask and respond to competing priorities.

  • Ability to contribute constructively in team-oriented environment with rapidly changing priorities and time pressures.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral with ability to communicate complex business information to a range of audiences.

  • Ability to train/mentor others.

  • Ability to travel occasionally.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Experience:

  • Industry experience in publishing, software, or related content business.


Job Locations US-OH-Cincinnati

Posted Date 3 months ago

Requisition ID 2017-3527

Job Function Finance