As the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources, digital content, and professional development for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving more than 5 million educators and 51 million students, Discovery Education's services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms and primary schools in the UK, and more than 90 countries around the globe. Inspired by the global media company Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com. What You'll Do:. The Senior Financial Analyst of Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) plays an integral role in implementing effective finance and budget strategies across the organization. Reporting to the Sr. Manager of FP&A, the Senior Financial Analyst will assist in the monthly analysis of the company's financial results, work with the financial models that generates budgets and long-range plans, and is responsible for the business planning and analytical support behind the sales and operations of the company.. The ideal person for this role has strong organizational skills, is extremely detail-oriented, and takes full ownership over the delivery of a consistently superior work product. He/she has clear verbal and written communication skills, is quick-thinking, adaptable to change, and values working together as one team. Working proactively, independently and reliably in a fast-paced environment, this individual will work directly with business leaders understand their results and manage their budgets.. Prepare accurate financial reports and analysis to support presentations to the Board and other outside stakeholders.. Provide strategic connection between finance and business units to drive intelligent business decisions around hiring and significant spending initiatives.. Drive business goals, supporting cost optimization initiatives, working capital management and return on capital by ensuring they are adequately measured, managed and reported.. Prepare detailed analyses and presentations on various financial and strategic issues.. Conduct analysis to understand major variances between actual and plan.. Who You Are:. Approximately 3-4 years of financial planning experience, experience working with private equity a plus.. Innovative thinking with a desire to improve processes by leveraging technology to drive efficiencies.. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment.. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.. Relevant undergraduate degree in business, finance or accounting required; an MBA or equivalent, CFA, or CPA a plus.. Discovery Education is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery Education is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. Associated topics: analyse, analyze, business analytic, business finance, financial analyst, government, investment analytics, legal, monitor, refine
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