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Financial Analyst in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 2/6/2018

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ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. 
ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.
Financial Analyst
What will I be doing?

This position provides financial reporting and analytical support to a business unit (BU), or shared services organization (SSO), and includes the financial planning and analysis functions for assigned budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting and decision support activities. 

In this position, you will also..

• Gather data, conducts analysis and prepare monthly and ad hoc commentaries 
• Provide support on preparation of business cases and presentations
• Provide analytical support for the development and tracking of strategies and initiatives
• Assist with the development of the annual budget process, monthly close processes and periodic reforecasting exercises
• Serve as Finance liaison with various team members
• Assist with ad hoc projects
• Prepare variable compensation calculations, payments, and analysis for designated Sales teams, including goal and territory setup

Three Reasons you should apply...
1. Working with the sales and marketing groups, focusing on performance metrics is the best part of finance
2. You’ll partner with high-level stakeholders and have access to important organizational influencers
3. You’ll be looking at both cost and revenue and gain a deep understanding of both the business and the industry

This job may not be a fit if...
1. Tight deadlines are stressful or you’ve had a hard time hitting them in the past.
2. Big personalities, spot light and high stakes are not appealing to you in your career
3. You don’t like to have to say, “no”, to senior leadership
Qualified Candidates must have…
• Bachelors’ degree in related field such as Business or Finance, plus minimum of two (2) years’ related professional experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (Business/Finance preferred).
• Strong interpersonal skills, with ability to professionally interact with a diverse blend of personalities to reach resolution and maintain strong relationships.
• Excellent researching and problem solving skills.
• Demonstrated ability to analyze financial statements and schedules to identify trends.
• Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills. 

Superstar Candidates will ALSO have…
• Familiarity with the Information Services products and industry.
• Master’s degree in Business Administration.
• Experience with Hyperion and Oracle.

 More to love about becoming a PQ employee!
• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning
• We hold fun on-site events
• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative
• We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)
• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals
At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in providing comprehensive and impactful Financial Planning and Analysis please consider joining our talented team!!


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