Cengage Learning Royalties Analyst in Massachusetts
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At Cengage Group, our employees have a direct impact in helping students around the world discover the power and joy of learning. We are bonded by our shared purpose – driving innovation that helps millions of learners improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.
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What You’ll Do Here:
We are looking for a driven, highly motivated Analyst to join our Royalties Data Strategy & Operations group - to help deliver data-driven insights across the finance, product, and legal organizations. This Analyst will be a critical contributor to the team, focusing on deriving business outcomes from data, driving improvements in data quality, assisting with building out new proof of concepts, engaging, and communicating analysis to cross-functional teams, while also providing analytical and operational support to multiple areas. Further duties and responsibilities include:
Lead critical variance analyses and identify drivers of business performance
Drive operational initiatives by gathering/synthesizing relevant data and developing actionable recommendations
Compile, consolidate, and assist with standardizing royalty and transactional data
Review contractual terms and conditions for royalty calculations and payments, working with Legal when needed to interpret contractual language
Investigate, analyze, and reconcile contract level sales, returns, and royalty earnings on ad-hoc basis to support Product and Legal teams
Analyze financial and operational data to support monthly close processes
Develop, maintain, and share high quality royalty reports with Finance and Product to provide critical visibility into royalty expense
Take ownership and work independently on assigned research projects such as ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests (e.g. historical royalty payments trend and variance analysis; royalty payment reviews)
Form a deep understanding of Cengage Learning’s processes, systems/tools, and strategic direction
2+ years experience in financial analysis, data analytics, or similar field
Proficient with financial reporting and accounting systems
Advanced Excel and other MS Office skills
Ability to collaborate and communicate within all levels of an organization
Ability to perform a variety of tasks while working within deadlines, showing flexibility, and being comfortable dealing with ambiguity
Experience compiling, manipulating, and explaining large amounts of complex data
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Data Sciences with strong acumen/experience in Finance or Accounting
Proficiency with royalty software, general ERP system and reporting software (Alliant, JD Edwards, Data Warehouse)
Experience with Hyperion FM and Essbase
Experience with PowerBI, Excel PowerPivot, and other Excel advanced analytics features
Cengage Group is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, marital status, parental status, cultural background, organizational level, work styles, tenure and life experiences. Or for any other reason. You may view Cengage’s EEO/Affirmative Action Policy signed by CEO Michael Hansen (https://p.widencdn.net/pdvq6j/EEO_Policy_Statement_January_2017) and Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law notice (http://embed.widencdn.net/pdf/plus/cengage/ybs5gt19ik/eeopost-merged.pdf) by visiting their corresponding links.
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About Cengage Group
Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms. We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.
Cengage Group, a global education technology company serving millions of learners, provides affordable, quality digital products and services that equip students with the skills and competencies needed to be job ready. For more than 100 years, we have enabled the power and joy of learning with trusted, engaging content, and now, integrated digital platforms.
We serve the higher education, workforce skills, secondary education, English language teaching and research markets worldwide. Through our scalable technology, including MindTap and Cengage Unlimited, we support all learners who seek to improve their lives and achieve their dreams through education.
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