Financial Systems Analyst for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston, MA

Financial Systems Analyst

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Boston, MA - Full time

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Boston, MA - Full time

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OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY:The primary focus of this role will be to support the Revenue Accounting and Financial Reporting Teams to facilitate Financial Systems and Process Improvements. Provide day-to-day production support; play a supporting role in system development, upgrade projects, divisional implementations and integration of new acquisitions with a focus on Revenue Recognition and Financial Reporting. Assist in the development of policies, procedures and documentation to provide a measure of consistency in processes, reporting and decisions by users. Assist with the support and maintenance of configurations and further improvements to the Revenue Recognition Management System.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES:1) Provide day to day production support for assigned processes, business and reporting systems

  • Work cooperatively with Accounting and other FIS staff to troubleshoot technical issues.
  • Assist with the design and development of new reports as requested by user community.
  • Ensure reports and processes are completed timely and accurately. Ensure all system generated reports are reliable and without error.
  • Ensure that all material issues are promptly communicated to manager.
  • Understand and support the HMH implementation of SOX 404 as it pertains to Revenue Accounting.

2) Assist with system development, upgrade projects, Business Unit implementations and integration of new acquisitions.

  • Participate in system upgrades, including requirements gathering and documentation, functional design documentation, configuration setup, testing and training.
  • Continue to learn about the SAP modules supported and identify opportunities to implement advanced features or identify existing functionality suitable to current processes.
  • Ensure timely integration of new acquisitions into the HMH framework.
  • Understand, maintain and assist in the development of the system configurations within the Revenue Recognition Management System.

3) Participate in the crafting of policies, procedures and documentation to provide a measure of consistency in processes, reporting and decisions by users.

  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures for new processes and additional functionality identified within SAP.
  • Review policies and procedures quarterly to ensure all are current for any process changes.
  • Assist with the development of policies and procedures for the Revenue Recognition Management System.

4) Participate in special projects and information requests.

  • Contribute solutions and guidance in improving department processes.
  • Consider special projects and information requests to be the same as normal day-to-day responsibilities.

5) Training and Self Development

  • Continued development of skills.
  • Assist with organizing and presenting training sessions with group to share knowledge acquired.
  • Develop general understanding of company’s lines of business and company policies and procedures.

6) Other duties as assigned

Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Required: BS in Accounting, Finance, Accounting Information Systems or Management Information Systems.
  • SAP experience as plus.

Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office products Excel, Word and Access.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • SQL experience is a plus.
  • Experience with RevStream or other Revenue Recognition Management system a plus.

Competencies:

  • Strong written and oral communication and listening skills.
  • Strong team player and self starter.
  • Functional understanding of financial and operational business processes and reporting.
  • Ability to define and design business processes and reporting within critical business applications.
  • Ability to manage a project work plan in accordance with defined best practices.
  • Ability to identify and resolve issues.
  • Technical awareness of trends and issues in the financial software marketplace.
  • Experience manipulating large datasets.

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Role

Finance

Experience Level

Mid Level

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners.

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