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Senior Financial Analyst

Date:  Jan 7, 2022

Remote, MA, US, Remote

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 2,700 people worldwide, most now working hybrid or remotely. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and outstanding team. EIS is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. Our mission is to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it. We are looking for bright and creative individuals whose unique differences will allow us to achieve this inclusive mission around the world.

EBSCO is the leading provider of research databases, e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery service to libraries of all kinds.  We’re proud that, for 75 years, we have partnered with libraries to improve research with quality content and technology.  EBSCO is committed to transform lives by providing relevant and reliable information when, where, and how people need it.


At our company headquarters, located in Ipswich, MA on the North Shore, we are looking for a Sr. Financial Analyst. We also offer the ability to be flexible in the office or remote.  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:

  • Engage as a business partner with the leaders of the business you are assigned to, maintaining a productive relationship that improves understanding of KPIs, their associated financials & P&Ls, and facilitates effective decision making
  • 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
  • Actively interpret and review monthly financial results with business leaders, including variance analysis of current trends, to identify and communicate potential risks and opportunities
  • Evolve the various forecasting, budgeting, and other tools to ensure that accuracy and quality are always improving
  • Complete and contribute to special projects as needed, such as internal business proposals and business cases, acquisition support, and other ad hoc requests.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, or a related discipline
  • 3+ years of professional work experience in financial analysis, financial/strategic planning, and/or budgeting preferably within a technology and/or subscription-based revenue company

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA; background in accounting, finance, FP&A, or related discipline
  • Exceptional analytical & problem-solving skills with the ability to identify key trends and drivers within financial data with experience to translate that into meaningful information
  • Strong communication skills and ability to partner with all levels of the organization
  • Bias for action with a high degree of self-motivation to work with minimal supervision.
  • Team player who is comfortable coaching and being coached
  • Experience with SAP, Planful or similar planning tools, with demonstrated expertise in developing financial reports using ERP and other systems
  • Tableau experience with the ability to modify and build reports is a plus
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite, specifically Excel & PowerPoint
  • Strong working knowledge of accounting and finance principles, GAAP

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: As directed by Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, all current and newly-hired EIS employees in the United States are required to be fully vaccinated by January 18, 2022 or by their date of hire.
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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