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Financial Analyst

Date:  Sep 20, 2021

Ipswich, MA, US, Ipswich

Company Name:  EBSCO Information Services

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 Financial Analyst.  This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate to join the Finance team to help set the direction for our financial planning process.  The ideal candidate will create process improvement and support their business partners by driving sound analytical support and financial reporting on the cost base of our operational areas. 


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

  • Partner with multiple business leaders to determine actionable financial information and KPI’s that will enable proactive cost management
  • Work closely with department heads to develop annual budgets, long-range expense plans (5yr), and monthly forecasts
  • Prepare and distribute timely and insightful financial analysis to determine progress against budget and long-range plans
  • Execute monthly reporting and forecast analysis that facilitates business decisions
  • Monitor monthly progress against budgets/targets and work with business partners to ensure accountability
  • Actively interpret and review monthly financial results with business leaders, including variance analysis of current trends, to identify and communicate potential risks and opportunities
  • Complete 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
  • 1+ years of professional work experience in financial analysis, financial/strategic planning, and/or budgeting preferably within an Information Services/Technology company
  • A self-starter; one who is inquisitive and likes to solve problems
  • Working knowledge of accounting and finance principles such as capitalization of software development costs
  • Ability to complete both quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Strong communication skills, ability to effectively communicate across various departments and confidently interact with business leaders as a valued business partner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint; experience with Tableau, SAP BI and Planful a plus

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. We strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex, pregnancy status, 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. We comply 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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