An oppurtunity to take ownership of finance function at the subsidiary of a global publishing corporation, working in a team of accomplished, highly entrepreneurial managers.
Position responsibilities: • Prepare annual budget, monthly forecast, and other financial reports as needed • Define and analyze key areas of the business, including product profitability and student retention • Provide financial advice and guidance to senior management • Contribute to strategic planning and development as member of management team • Ensure compliance with GAAP • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley • Support monthly financial close • Balance sheet and P/L analysis, reconciliation • Enhance financial analysis and reporting • Interact with Corporate Accounting • Develop cost reduction and cost management initiatives
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA preferred, Masters preferred • Strong understanding of GAAP and its application to business issues • 10+ years progressive accounting/finance experience, including strong operating unit experience
• Exceptional analytical and financial analysis skills with passion for details and “digging in” • Strong computer aptitude and proficiency, including expert Excel skills. Reporting functions will require ability to quickly obtain Oracle General Ledger mastery, as well as proficiency querying a number of Oracle and proprietary databases using SQL, therefore related experience a plus • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously with superior attention to detail • Ability to organize and work with large amounts of complex information, managing multiple project priorities • Outgoing personality and ability to establish rapport and work efficiently with all team members serving various functions at various levels • Exceptional communication skills with ability to present analysis and findings in both verbal and written formats to all levels of management and size of group • High degree of maturity, diplomacy, and professionalism. Self-starter and independent thinker who has the desire to work in a fast-paced organization