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7 Oct 2021

Full-Time Financial Analyst, Editorial Analysis

Harlequin Enterprises ULC – Posted by Harpercollins Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

Company: Harlequin Enterprises ULC
Date: October 7, 2021
Job Title: Financial Analyst, Editorial Analysis
Department: Corporate Finance
Reporting To: Senior Manager, Editorial Analysis
Status: Regular Full Time
Location: 22 Adelaide Street West, Toronto (currently working remotely but will need to commute to the office when it reopens)

We celebrate and support the differences that make each of us unique, striving to create a welcoming workplace that ensures everyone has a voice and are able to do their best work. We welcome all applicants, including those who identify with groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the publishing industry including, but not limited to, Black, Indigenous, and people of colour, and members of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and persons with disabilities. Join us, and share your story.

Job Summary:
Reporting to the Senior Manager, Editorial Analysis, the Financial Analyst, Editorial Analysis position will be a key member of the Finance team.

In this role, you will be responsible for assisting the Senior Manager, Editorial Analysis, to provide analytical support to the both the Harlequin and HarperCollins Canada editorial teams with the aim of maximizing company profitability. This includes preparing author acquisition P&Ls, the preparation of title/product line profitability reports, preparing regular reporting and handling ad hoc requests.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the preparation of author acquisition P&L’s for both the Harlequin and HarperCollins Canada businesses. Includes assessing assumptions, reviewing sales data, and presenting alternative scenarios. Maintain / update P&L model. (35%)
• Preparation of Harlequin’s title / product profitability reporting to assist both the Trade Publishing and Brand Group businesses. Also includes preparation of title post-mortem reviews for the HarperCollins Canada business. (30%)
• Preparation of numerous standard reports including: Title count report, contracts signed, inventory under contract, weekly/monthly sales reports, advance / acquisition tracking, etc. Also includes quarterly frontlist / backlist reporting. (20%)
• Provide analytical assistance to the Trade Publishing and Brand Group businesses as required. Requests would typically be non-recurring in nature. (15%)

Specific training or job experience required includes:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business
• 3-5 years of financial/data analysis experience
• Proven ability to work with large volumes of data from multiple sources
o maintain a high degree of data integrity / accuracy
o discover reasons for trends / issues and provide insightful observation.
• Proven questioning skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture
• Strong PC skills (MS Office applications, notably advanced Excel). Experience with financial modeling and systems/databases an asset
• Solid communication skills and the ability to build relationships with cross-functional teams in the organization
• Self-motivated and proactive, with respect to both managing work and professional development
o Proven flexibility/adaptability/creativity to work quickly and accurately under the pressure of ambiguous situations, deadlines, changing priorities
o Highly motivated; continually looking for ways to improve processes
o Demonstrated willingness to develop business knowledge and update technical skills to enhance job performance

What’s in It For You?
• The opportunity to be part of a company on the leading edge of publishing, working with a very talented team and exceptional books
• Remote work, flexible start/stop times
• Paid time off days and vacation allotment, starting at three weeks
• Flexible benefit plans to fit your needs and pension matching
• Various virtual social activities to keep you connected – we love trivia!
• Virtual author events and access to discounted books
• Working with passionate people!

About HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin
Harlequin is a leading publisher of commercial fiction and narrative nonfiction. We publish more than 100 titles a month that reach audiences globally. Encompassing highly recognizable imprints that span a broad number of genres, we are home to many award-winning New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling authors. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. Through HarperCollins’s global publishing program, Harlequin titles are published in 17 countries and 16 languages.

Known worldwide for the quality of its list, HarperCollins Canada is the proud home of many bestselling and award-winning authors, including Esi Edugyan, Heather O’Neill, and Lawrence Hill. It is our vision to publish the best books of our generation and to work with authors over the length and breadth of their careers. Our authors are at the centre of everything we do. In addition to the Canadian publishing program, HarperCollins Canada is responsible for the sales, marketing, and publicity of HarperCollins titles from around the globe.

How to Apply

External applicants are asked to apply on our website ( by October 21, 2021. HarperCollins Canada and Harlequin are Equal Opportunity Employers committed to equal employment opportunities. Employment decisions are based on job requirements and the skills, knowledge, and experience of the candidate, regardless of any other factors unrelated to job performance. We are also committed to ensuring that the accessibility needs of candidates and employees are considered and accommodated during the recruitment process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 35 days.

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