Full Time Job

Financial Analyst, Penguin Young Readers

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 05-09-2024
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Financial Analyst, Penguin Young Readers (Open to Remote)

Penguin Random House is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter to join the Penguin Young Readers Group as a Financial Analyst. This position will report into the Director of Finance for the division and will have an active role in monthly reporting and analysis, budgeting, forecasting and ad hoc projects in support of all departments within the Penguin Young Readers Group.

• Monthly / Quarterly Reporting
• Prepare various sales reports including channel breakouts, top sales and returns by title, and net sales by category
• Maintain, report, and analyze new title count
• Track and analyze divisional marketing expenses by title and spend category vs. forecast and prior year
• Compile financial packages for quarterly meetings and coordinate scheduling with all publishers/imprints
• Budgeting / Forecasting
• Assist in the development of the annual budget and reforecasts for Penguin Young Readers Group imprints
• Compile and maintain title lists and overall title count
• Assist in new title forecasting
• Analyze and review marketing expense budget
• Publishing Support
• Compile new title analysis comparing current and future publishing using current sales estimates
• Assist in the preparation of key author/brand dashboards and communicate results to editorial teams
• Author sales, earnings, and advance reporting and analysis
• Assist with review of author royalty statements
• Identify areas of improvement and potential opportunities
• Provide general ad hoc data and reporting upon request

• Strong technical skills working within various systems and programs are mandatory for this role
• Must be able to manipulate large amounts of data using advanced MS excel formulas, pivot tables, and v-lookups.
• Experience with SAP and PowerBI preferred (ability to build reports in PowerBI a plus)
• Minimum of 2-4 years of business experience in a finance/accounting role or related analytical role (book publishing and/or media a plus)
• Bachelor's degree in Business, preferably in Finance or Accounting, or a related field
• Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to multitask, meet deadlines and prioritize workload effectively
• Superb attention to detail

The salary range for this position is $65,000-$73,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results. Please apply using our online application process, and please include your resume and cover letter.

Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r1k3qm-44-223-39-67-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $65,000 to $73,000 Per Year ($ USD)
Company Profile
Penguin Random House

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children’s publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution.