Principal Financial Analyst
PLATO Learning - Minneapolis, MN

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PLATO Learning is a leading provider of online learning solutions for K-adult learners, offering rigorous, interactive, and personalized curriculum and assessment products. We're looking for an experienced and analytical Principal Financial Analyst who wants to be responsible for providing accounting, finance, and business partnering support for the company's functional organizations, with a specific focus on Sales. This person will report into the Director of Financial Analysis and partner with company leaders with in-depth financial and operational analysis that will have a significant impact on the health and growth of the company. Here is what you'll do: Provide detailed, complex, data analysis and modeling to aid in the evaluation of financial results and business initiatives Present interpretation of results and analysis to company leaders Provide financial and business support of assigned functional areas, with more focus on the Sales organization Lead the analysis and reporting of financial results for assigned areas, monitor results and provide timely, clear, and insightful variance reporting Lead the annual budget and periodic expense forecast process, assuring quality and integrity of data Anticipate company leader needs and provide the necessary tools and processes to be an effective business partner Evaluate financial and operation processes, identify areas of improvement, and implement and communicate process enhancements that will enhance corporate performance, ensuring proper controls are in place
Here is what you'll need: Four year degree in accounting or finance (MBA strongly preferred) 8 years of experience including some experience providing financial support to a functional business organization, preferably one with full P&L responsibility Demonstrated ability to work on a team with functional leaders Strong communication skills, with the ability to communicate with management and non-financial personnel at all levels Strong knowledge of GAAP, finance, and business management fundamentals Strong understanding of financial systems (ERP, PeopleSoft,, MS Office) PLATO Learning is an Equal Employment and Affirmative Action Employer.

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PLATO Learning, Inc., is a provider of online instruction, curriculum management, assessment and related professional development services...