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Job Requisition ID: 9224

The Sr. Financial Analyst 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 team.


  • 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.


Required Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • 2 years of experience in a similar role
  • Detailed working knowledge of MS Office; Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, sumifs, data analysis)

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • MBA/ Masters a plus
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and financial analysis
  • Prior project management skills
  • Prior SAP experience a plus
  • Prior SFDC experience a plus

Preferred Knowledge and Abilities:

  • 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.

Travel: up to 10%

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.

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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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