HarperCollins is currently seeking Financial Analyst for the children's division finance department. Through analysis and reporting, this team provides support to all departments in the children’s division, enabling them to make well informed business decisions. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who seeks challenges, takes initiative, and is strongly motivated to continuously learn and make valuable contributions to a finance team within a well-established company.
Assist with monthly financial closings, including the completion of detailed analysis of sales, cost of goods sold, and operating expenses.
Develop and maintain business models to support internal decision-making processes.
Serve as first point of financial contact for employees, especially entry-level and mid-level editorial and marketing employees, to answer questions, provide explanations, and investigate problems as needed.
Maintain Excel P&L template used by editors to generate title P&Ls for acquisition, assist editorial staff in preparing and understanding P&Ls, and review P&Ls before acquisitions meetings.
Research and analyze title financial information.
Responsible for performing special projects on an ad hoc basis.
College degree in business administration, finance, economics, accounting, or computer science required; 3+ or more relevant years of experience required for Financial Analyst
Ability to think critically and analytically
Self-motivated, strong work ethic, and desire to learn
Ability to work independently and take initiative
Exceptional organizational and multi-tasking skills
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management
Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure in a fast-paced environment
Strong communication skills
Strong PC Skills: Excel a MUST; knowledge of Access a plus
JDE Edwards, Oracle/Hyperion EPM experience a plus
Knowledge of Hyperion Applications (Planning, Smartview, Reporting, HFM)
Interest in publishing or media a plus
Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal skills
HarperCollins Publishers is a company full of people who are passionate about books. When you apply for a position, we want to know why you want to work here, and why you are interested in the job. That’s why cover letters are strongly preferred.
HarperCollins Publishers is an Equal Opportunity Employer.