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Sr Financial Analyst

Date: Jul 13, 2021

Location: Orlando, FL, US, 32821

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 16921

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Senior Financial Analyst


Purpose of the Role:  Under the direction of the Senior Director of Finance, the Senior Financial Analyst position is responsible for producing a wide range of reports/insights/analytics and fulfilling ad-hoc requests for primarily the Revenue Operations team, as well as requests from other HMH groups.  Examples include financial analysis and operational support to product leads/lines of business and revenue operations leaders in order to optimize sales, revenue and EBITDA.  Reporting to the Senior Director Of Revenue Analysis, building relevant analysis and modeling for a range of analyses.  The Senior Analyst will collaborate between several functional areas ocross the organization (BI, POM, Sales, FP&A, Accounting, GSC, etc.) in order to drive consistent analysis across the organization.  The Senior Analyst will test the systems output of each implementation strategy for each LOB GTM strategy.  The position is also responsible for supporting cross-functional initiatives and preparing several ad hoc reports & dashboards critical for business management & operations. 


Job Responsibilities:


  • Budgeting/Forecasting
    • Gather relevant inputs from sales, product lines of business and other key stakeholders
    • Utilize market model to assist in territory planning
    • Ensure sales and revenue targets are loaded in various systems consistently and accurately
    • Provide analysis to revops and LOB’s to assist with quarterly forecasts


  • Pipeline Reporting
    • Gather and compile pipeline data for operational decisions
    • Drive insights on predicting performance
    • Ensure alignment of view between stakeholders across the organization


  • Product Revenue Reporting
    • Produce monthly reports detailing performance across various portfolios
    • Track performance by sales region of various product groups


  • Ad hoc reporting/modeling:
    • Utilize various tools and reporting systems to gather data to drive key analysis
    • Collaborate with stakeholders across the organization
    • Build analytical models to drive decisions



  • Bachelor's Degree Required
  • Must have 2+ years of related exprience as a Financial Anlalyst or like role.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational, observational and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong documentation and analytical skills, with attention to detail
  • Demonstrates strong analytical, qualitative and problem solving abilities.
  • Takes initiative to participate in learning opportunities and openly shares information with others
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Creative problem solving & strategic thinker
  • Intellectually curious
  • Familiarity with financial accounting (GAAP) and financial systems
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel (Pivot tables, VLookups, formulas) is required


Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • SAP R/3, Business Warehouse, Business Planning and Consolidation Tool
  • Salesforce.com
  • SQL
  • Business Objects Explorer (or similar)
  • Microsoft Office Suite, including Access and Excel
  • BS in Business, Finance or Economics highly perfered
  • Education or Publishing background preferred


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.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

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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