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Sr. Financial Analyst

Community: Corporate
Location: Bogota, Colombia
Date Posted: Aug 17, 2021
Remote: No
Travel Requirements: None

Job Description

Description

Senior Financial Analyst

Bogota, Colombia

 

*ONLY CVs SUBMITTED IN ENGLISH WILL BE CONSIDERED*

 

 

The Opportunity: 

We’re looking for a Senior Financial Analyst to help us push the boundaries of what education can offer through the power of technology. Education is our passion, and our team members bring that to work each day as they aim to advance learning in every region of the world. Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company, providing dynamic products and services to the global education community. We’re focused on driving innovation in EdTech and working with our clients to create a smarter learning environment.

 

 

At Blackboard, we believe in the power of a truly diverse and inclusive workforce. As we expand globally, we are committed to making diversity, inclusion, and belonging a foundational part of not only our hiring practices, but who we are as a company.

 

 

For more information about Blackboard Inc. and our career opportunities, please visit www.blackboard.com.  

 

 
Blackboard’s Finance team members apply their expertise and business savvy to ensure that we are aligned to deliver to our customers and investors with fiscal preciseness and operational excellence. As Senior Financial Analyst, you will assist with the management and corporate reporting effort for the company regarding budgeting, forecasting, and financial analysis of sales, revenue, and expenses. You will also support the overhead groups and their business leaders including Marketing, Corporate Industry Strategy, Finance, HR, and Legal.

 

 
Primary responsibilities will include:  

  • Preparing financial reporting on a monthly and quarterly basis for the consolidated company view
  • Working with the Business Unit leadership to prepare their detailed annual Budget and to build monthly, quarterly, and annual Forecasts 
  • Preparing monthly analysis that highlight key drivers of variances vs. the Plan, Forecast, prior months, and prior year 
  • Providing financial support for operations review meetings with the Finance leadership team that highlight financial and key performance indicator (KPI) performance 
  • Collaborating with peers in Accounting and Finance on the monthly close as well as in performing ad hoc analysis 
  • Providing ad hoc and strategic support to Business Unit leadership 
  • Establishing and maintaining proper financial controls over established processes 
  • Looking for ways to improve the accuracy and reduce the amount of time required to complete the current forecasting process through the increased use to automation and developing new tools and reporting capabilities 

 

 

The Candidate: 

Required skills/qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting or related field
  • 2+ years of related experience
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills with a focus on financial modeling and the use of advanced features of spreadsheets 
  • Highly organized and ability to work on multiple projects at once 
  • High level of analytical ability and accuracy 
  • Ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills 
  • Team player; ability to build relationships and work across the organization 
  • Strategic and analytical thinker with superior problem-solving and decision-making skills 
  • Excellent time management, project management, and organizational skills 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-oriented, collaborative environment 
  • Possesses the highest level of integrity and good judgement; ability to effectively deal with highly sensitive and confidential information 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English at CEF B2 level or above

 

 

Preferred skills/qualifications:  

  • Experience with Hyperion Planning and Hyperion Essbase 
  • Business Intelligence tool experience  

 

 

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Blackboard positions are currently remote (where possible).

 

 

The Office:
Blackboard has an office located in Bogota, Colombia as a hub for the LAC market.   

·          Located in Capital Towers center in the financial district

·          Excellent and secure area to eat lunch, have a walk, or dine after office hours 

·          Benefits in prepaid medicine

·          Easy access to public transportation close to two important avenues, Carrera 7 and Calle 100

·          Free bike parking for employees and paid bike parking for visitors 

·          Multiple private spaces for virtual and face-to-face meetings

·          Regular events like bring your dog to work day and ping-pong, foosball, and Mario Kart tournaments 

·          Sodexo card provided for employees

·          Learn more about the Bogota office culture by checking out our Facebook page

 

 

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required. Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any time.  

 

 

Blackboard is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, protected military/veteran status, or any other legally protected factor.  



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