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Financial Reporting 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.

We are looking for a Financial Reporting Analyst to run the monthly internal financial reporting process for EBSCO Information Services (EIS), specifically the EIS division P&L and numerous Product Line P&L’s.  The ideal candidate will bring financial reporting and FP&A experience, energy, curiosity, and analytical thinking to contribute to a team culture focused on driving continuous improvement in both the Finance and the Business organization.


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

  • Prepare timely monthly P&L’s that are referenced by the Finance Team to prepare the executive monthly business review package and Product Line P&L’s that are distributed to Finance and Product business partners.  Identify and report on actionable and informative trends, risks and opportunities.
  • Understand team reporting needs to identify opportunities to develop new means of delivering information efficiently and accurately.
  • Administrative oversight of the company’s internal financial reporting and financial planning system (Planful, formerly known as Host Analytics).
  • Other / General:
    • Develop sustainable and scalable financial models with accuracy checks in place.
    • Establish relationships across the Finance, Accounting and Business teams to grow as a sought-after thought partner.
    • 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
  • 4+ years of professional work experience in financial reporting and financial analysis preferably within the Information Services industry
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting and finance principles
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills with proven capability to synthesize complex information into a logical and compelling story, and to communicate in a succinct manner
  • Ability to learn quickly and maintain high performance in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient MS Office Skills, specifically Excel and PowerPoint


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with SAP BI and Planful (formerly known as Host Analytics) strongly preferred
  • Experience with Tableau 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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