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Senior Financial Analyst, The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Penguin Random House

New York, NY 04-24-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
Senior Financial Analyst, The Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group (Open to Remote)

The Knopf Doubleday Finance department is seeking a self-motivated and strategic thinking Senior Financial Analyst to join our team. Overall responsibilities for this role include taking a leading role in developing annual budgets and quarterly forecasts and developing monthly reporting. The role works closely with both the Finance team and the rest of the Publishing Division.


The role reports to the VP/Senior Director, Strategy & Finance and is involved in all financial aspects related to publishing including but not limited to:
• Financial Planning and Reporting:
• Prepare full P&L (Sales through EBITA) for periodic forecasts;
• Analyze and reconcile monthly P&L statements versus forecast and prior year;
• Publishing Support
• Perform author analyses (post-publication P&Ls and author histories);
• Provide support to editors in acquisitions;
• Perform pricing analyses;
• Review author royalty statements for reserves;
• Review author contracts for accuracy with regards to financial terms;
• Approve and process invoices as necessary;
• Identify areas of improvement and potential opportunities;
• Ad-hoc analysis and reporting as needed

• Advanced MS Excel skills are mandatory for this role: must be able to easily manipulate large volumes of data and use advanced formulas/pivot tables/v- and h-lookups, etc.
• 5+ years of business experience in a finance/accounting role, or related analytical role
• Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections as well as communicating results with management and directors
• Understanding of basic financial principles
• Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously, prioritize workload efficiently and meet deadlines
• Demonstrated ability to interact and collaborate at all levels and across all organizational functions
• Highly organized with a strong ability to prioritize, plan, and execute multiple projects and deadlines
• Working knowledge of Business Objects and Power BI a plus

The salary range for this position is $80,000-$86,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.

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-gq4q9x-3-227-251-94-42 in your application.

Salary Details

Salary Range: $80,000 to $86,000 Per Year ($ 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.