Sr. Financial Analyst at RELX (Philadelphia, PA)

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Would you like to help us deliver change and innovation across our global organization?

Do you enjoy collaborating with teams to create improvements that make a difference?

About our Team

Our team partners with the business to provide effective support for objectives and operational initiatives. We play an important role in providing our organization with guidance for governance and controls. We provide deep business knowledge, constructive feedback and valuable insight to help shape our strategic ambitions.

About the Role

As a Sr. Financial Analyst/Business Controller, you will be responsible for providing financial guidance and support to our Nursing & Health Education business. You will assist the business in achieving outstanding financial and operational performance. You will also be a partner with the business leaders in managing and profitably growing their business.


  • Planning and running of the business to ensure there is a proper understanding of the basis of cost and the key drivers of financial performance. This will include coordination of business, strategic, and tactical priorities to ensure the health and growth of the business including interaction with senior management, product, operations, marketing and sales departments.
  • Developing and preparing forecasts, operational analyses and reports that allow business owners to understand, monitor and identify underlying trends and take early action to correct unfavorable items.
  • Preparing and reporting on the annual operating budget for all P&L, Balance sheet, and cash flow line, plus three annual, formal re-forecasts of these items. Also developing and monitoring gap plans in conjunction with business owners when shortfalls to budget are identified.
  • Support month-end close and reporting activities including investigating and communicating variances to plan and prior periods, validating P&L and Balance Sheet posting and other related close procedures.
  • Supporting VPs and their staffs, providing ad hoc analysis to drive business decisions
  • Participating in the product development process, including preparing financial models, developing supporting financial processes, and generally supporting the development and investment of our products, monitoring product performance after launch.
  • Developing, implementing, and managing value-added financial processes and an effective financial controls system, including compliance with all Elsevier accounting policies and procedures and strict adherence to all Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Ensuring financial reports are accurate, timely, and consistent with Elsevier accounting policies, GAAP, and IFRS.


  • Have great finance, financial planning, and/or operational (P&L) finance experience, with emphasis on budgeting, forecasting, analyzing, controlling, and reporting. Accounting exposure is a plus.
  • Have a proven track record supporting business units and adding value.
  • Be expert level Excel user with experience working with large data sets. Hyperion, Oracle, Excel Link, Power Point and Access are highly desired.
  • Have good understanding of GAAP, IFRS, and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Be a self-starting, hands-on, "roll-up-the-sleeves" detail oriented analyst with analytical and problem solving skills who can work with people at all levels.
  • Undergraduate degree in finance or related area; MBA or CMA is a plus

Work in a way that works for you

We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, family leave and tuition reimbursement, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and long-term goals.

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working with us

We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.

Working for you

At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:

  • Comprehensive, multi-carrier health plan benefits
  • Disability insurance
  • Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
  • Life and Accident Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits (Salary Investment Plan/Employer Stock Purchase Plan)
  • Modern Family Benefits, including adoption and surrogacy

About Us

A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world's grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

Join Us

Are you ready to help us progress science and health? Our technology leads to innovation, so join a forward-thinking digital business that is tackling world-scale challenges and align your ambitions with our passion for driving global knowledge-sharing.

Elsevier is an equal opportunity employer: qualified applicants are considered for and treated during employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship status, disability status, protected veteran status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. If a qualified individual with a disability or disabled veteran needs a reasonable accommodation to use or access our online system, that individual should please contact [email protected] or if you are based in the US you may also contact us on 1.855.833.5120.

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More Information on RELX
RELX operates in the Analytics industry. The company is located in New York, NY. RELX was founded in 1880. It has 10001 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 44 open jobs at RELX, click here.
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