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Finance Manager

Date: Apr 9, 2019

Location: Ipswich, MA, US, 01938

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

At our company headquarters, located in Ipswich, MA on the North Shore, we are looking for a Finance Manager to help lead the growth of our Finance team, establishing more robust financial planning processes.  The ideal candidate will have a desire to challenge us and help us grow, bringing FP&A experience, energy, curiosity, innovation and analytical thinking to contribute to a team culture focused on driving continuous improvement in both the business and the finance organization. We are seeking a Finance Manager who will help shape the future of the business and finance organization, not afraid to raise questions, and help us to continually grow and improve.


Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following areas:

  • Actual Results: Prepare timely, accurate and insightful monthly reporting and variance analysis for key financial and operational metrics, identifying the story to explain performance against budget, forecast and prior year.  Identify and report on actionable and informative KPIs to understand trends, risks and opportunities. Influence growth in the business managers’ financial acumen and their involvement and accountability for financial results.
  • Forecast: Drive the development and expansion of forecasting capabilities, to include the creation of a rolling forecast process. Leverage insights from business partners and financial trends to accurately project financial results and ensure proactive and accountable profitability management.
  • Budget / Long-range Plans: Work closely with department leads to develop annual budgets and long-range plans aligned to strategic business and financial goals.  Challenge assumptions to ensure the business plan is achievable, the financial plan is well balanced, and the risks / opportunities are understood and quantified.
  • Other / General:
    • Gain deep understanding f the business to best serve as an advisor to the business partners, identifying levers to drive results and assessing strategies, business cases and pricing scenarios to ensure sustainable profitable growth.
    • Act as a practive business partner, always working to understand priorities and support the financial needs of your internal customers.
    • Develp sustainable and scalable financial models with accuracy checks in place.
    • Supprt and maintain financial reporting and budget systems to mirror a growing, evolving and changing business.
    • Establish relatinships across the Finance, Accounting and Business teams to grow as a sought-after thought partner and Finance leader.
    • Cmplete ad-hoc reporting and analytical support to broader finance and business teams.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related discipline
  • 5+ years of professional work experience in financial analysis, financial/strategic planning, and/or budgeting preferably within a Technology company
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting and finance principles
  • Advanced financial excel modeling and analysis skills and ability to complete both quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Curious, creative problem-solver and self-motivated. Able to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills
  • Propensity to lead, strong interpersonal skills, effective business partner, and ability to act as a coach and thought partner for more junior colleagues
  • Strong communication skills, able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing across various departments and confidently interact with business leaders as a valued business partner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Tableau and SAP BI a plus

EBSCO Industries, an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.


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