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Financial Analyst
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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. | Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Analyst, Financial

Oak Brook - Chicago

The Company:

Wiley Education Services uniquely understands the process of designing and implementing innovative learning experiences and comprehensive solutions that address today's higher education challenges. We provide education solutions, including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students. Through trusted collaborative relationships, Wiley Education Services also provides innovative content, technology, services, and insights that support its education partners to achieve improved institutional performance and learners to achieve their goals.

The Role:

We are looking for a strong Financial Analyst to join our dynamic fast-paced team in our Chicago office.

This is an exciting opportunity for a focused financial analyst to be highly influential, impacting on decision making at the highest levels of our company.

The ideal candidate will exhibit strong communication skills, an analytical mind-set, and a desire to develop themselves and take on new challenges and will have enthusiasm and a hard-working attitude.


You will be responsible for supporting a wide range of activities, including but not limited to:

* Produce monthly and quarterly financial analysis and commentary; including proposed actions and recommendations while assessing key driver performance, risk and financial issues
* Assist in the development of corporate financial models and contribute to impactful operational and strategic analysis and create Ad Hoc analysis from data spanning multiple systems
* Deliver analysis on revenue and cost drivers and provide business insight on both results and forward facing issues impacting Wiley's performance
* Work with key stakeholders to establish performance targets and develop long range plans to achieve Wiley's strategic goals
* Help to translate Wiley's strategy and key opportunities into long term financial strategies

You will:

This role requires the following skills and competencies:

* 2+ years in financial role including planning, budgeting, forecasting and management reporting
* High degree of achievement, drive and interest in helping to drive strategic initiatives and change across an organization
* Extremely proficient with Microsoft Excel
* Knowledge of accounting rules and procedures is preferred.
* Ability to manage competing priorities
* Strong verbal and written communication skills with experience summarizing analysis and preparing presentation materials for executive leaders
* Ability to adapt quickly and learn new tasks independently
* Flexible, adaptable and forward thinking individual

Wiley is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

About John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a global publisher of print and electronic products, providing content and digital solutions to customers worldwide. The Company's core businesses produce scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, encyclopedias, books, online products and services; professional and consumer books, subscription products, training materials, online applications and Websites, and educational materials, including integrated online teaching and learning resources, for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and lifelong learners. The Company has three core businesses: Scientific, Technical, Medical and Scholarly (STMS); Professional/Trade, and Higher Education. The Company's three core businesses develop and cross-market products to its diverse customer base of professionals, consumers, researchers, students, and educators. The Company maintains publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. (Source: 10-K)