Senior Financial Analyst

Req#: 1118
Location: St. Paul, MN
Hiring Manager: Director, Finance & Accounting

Rooted in 100 years of history, West Academic is the leading provider of casebooks, study aids and other legal education materials in the US in both print and digital media formats. We are a growth oriented organization, dedicated to providing our customers with the best available legal education materials. We are looking for people to help us transform the legal education industry by bringing new technology and products to market.

We have an immediate opening for a Senior Financial Analyst.  In this role you will be responsible for providing analytical support to management teams across various departments. Key to the success of this position will be the ability to perform financial analysis which will make sense of data and provide key insights and recommendations. The Senior Financial Analyst will also need to be able to collaborate with business partners to understand their business and provide analytical decision support.

Job Responsibilities

  • Daily, weekly, and monthly financial reporting for sales, revenue, expense, and other KPIs.
  • Assist in annual budgeting and monthly financial forecasting along with variance analysis.
  • Proactively develop analysis that provides additional insight and support to management and department heads.
  • Effectively communicate and present results of analysis with recommended courses of action.
  • Proactively seek ways to improve the workflow and business processes.
  • Assist in developing, documenting and updating policies and procedures
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 3-5 years progressive experience in finance/accounting
  • Experience with ERP software (NetSuite preferred)
  • Advanced Excel skills in addition to experience with Access, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Ability to be an effective problem solver with strong investigative and analytical skills
  • Proven ability to effectively manage time, prioritize workload, and handle multiple tasks
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy with ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to effectively communicate (verbal and written) with employees of all levels within the organization
  • Independently driven with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Must take initiative, be self-motivated, be dependable with a positive, energetic approach
  • Ability to maintain a professional manner and adapt in a in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Desire to grow and expand abilities

Equal Opportunity Employer: We encourage Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran candidates to apply.  We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
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