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Date: Nov 13, 2018

Location: Orlando, FL, US, 32819

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 14764

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External title:  Financial Analyst – Financial Planning and Analysis l Decision Support


HMH is looking for a dynamic and driven finance professional to join our Decision Support Analytics team within Corporate FP&A.  This position will report to the Director of Decision Support Analytics and will provide critical support to financial leaders across the HMH organization.  This position will be held accountable to support the following financial activities:


  • Revenue reporting
  • Labor cost modeling and reporting
  • Organizational hierarchy maintenance
  • Operational expense planning, consolidation and allocations


Supporting these areas will require strong data mining and analytical skills.  This position requires a minimum of 2 years financial/accounting experience which includes the following:



  • Gathering and analyzing historical business, industry and financial data
  • Building and maintaining organizational hierarchies
  • Interpreting and reporting financial and/or non-financial key performance indicators
  • Building tools to gather business information for financial budgeting and forecasting
  • Interpreting and applying financial accounting concepts, principles and practices
  • Building, interpreting and relating common financial statements
  • Supporting the financial close process, including financial reporting activities and variance analysis
  • Validating financial models for consistency, reasonableness and accuracy
  • Developing financial business assumptions and creating methods to measure performance against them
  • Performing “what-if” analysis


In addition to the financial experience requirements above, this position also has the following requirements:


  • Ability to summarize large and complex datasets using advanced Microsoft Excel functions
  • Experience using ERP systems such as SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle or other proprietary tools
  • 4 year degree with a concentration in finance, accounting and/or economics


Experience and/or background are preferred (not required) from the following:


  • Experience specific to SAP, BW and/or BPC
  • Ability to read and write VBA/SQL (a plus)
  • Payroll accounting experience (a plus)
  • Revenue and/or cost accounting 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.

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's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 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.

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