Senior Financial Analyst
New York, NY 
Posted 18 days ago
Job Description

At Macmillan Learning, the health and safety of our employees and contract staff is a top priority. Accordingly, COVID-19 vaccinations will be required for all staff that will be working in a Macmillan Learning office, or have job duties requiring them to travel for work. If offered the role, the candidate will need to provide proof of vaccination in advance of their start date. Employees can request religious and/or medical exemptions to this requirement by following the process outlined in the offer letter.

Macmillan Learning is looking for a motivated Senior Financial Analyst looking to grow in their career. This position is based in our downtown NYC office reporting to our Executive Director of Finance. This person will be responsible for reporting and analysis of financial and KPI business data in order to understand external and internal factors affecting the company's profitability. This individual will partner with various functional teams including Editorial, International Sales & Operations, Content Management, and Operations among others to understand reporting needs and to create insightful analysis that will support and strengthen decision making.

There is opportunity for growth and responsibility based on the background and skills of the specific candidate.

This position is located in our New York City Office. The role is a hybrid role with 2 days a week in the office

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage components of the sales and expense budgets and forecasts, working with program managers and department managers to set reasonable and accurate forecasts; this includes loading and ensuring data accuracy in SAP.
  • Produce reporting and analysis including (1)preparing components of the monthly P&L reporting package with analytical commentary, and (2)performing profitability analysis by discipline, product, franchise, author, and title.
  • Collaborate with finance, editorial, content production, operations and other cross-functional stakeholders to develop and maintain reports and analysis to stakeholders.
  • Become knowledgeable in the company's business systems and financial and operational data structure, in order to create and modify standard reports and prepare ad-hoc analysis accessing the company data warehouse.
  • Understand the information requirements of various stakeholders, obtain access and data from appropriate sources (SAP, Cognos, EDR, etc.) and create meaningful insightful reports and analysis.
  • Manage the financials of our International business including processing or monitoring monthly transactions, along with forecasting, analyzing, and reporting.
  • Draw conclusions from financial data and provide useful analytical information and commentary on the current state of our business.
  • Communicate, report and present to senior management and business functions, and suggest areas of focus and improvement to increase profitability.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree (finance or accounting, or data analytics preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in related roles
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (pivots, formulas, charts), working knowledge of SQL, Google suite of applications (Sheets & Slides)
  • Proven analytical skills, and experience working with data is required
  • Strong communication and presentation skills for dealing with business partners and internal stakeholders

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience with database tools, SAP, Cognos, Power BI, Google Analytics or similar
  • Experience in Publishing or Education Technology industries

The salary range for this role is $75,000 - $90,000/year


Regular full-time and qualifying part-time employees and their dependents are eligible for Macmillan benefits, effective on the employee's date of hire. Macmillan also offers health benefits coverage to qualifying same-sex and opposite-sex domestic partners (may require additional documentation) of active employees.

  • Competitive pay and bonus plan
  • Generous Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Contributions to your 401k retirement account through Fidelity (US)
  • Generous paid time off, sick time, discretionary days. and paid holidays (International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Juneteenth, Indigenous People's Day, and more!)
  • Employee Assistance Program, Education Assistance Program
  • 100% employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • And much more!

Macmillan Learning is a privately-held, family owned company that improves lives through learning. By linking research to learning practice, we develop pioneering products and learning materials for students that are highly effective and drive improved outcomes. Our engaging content is developed in partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers. To learn more, please visit or see us on , , or join our . Macmillan Learning is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a family-owned global media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are actively seeking job applicants who reflect a broad representation of differences, including race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, neurodiversity, age, veteran, family and economic status and background, geographical background and status, and perspective. We believe that the best companies reflect the incredible diversity in viewpoints, backgrounds, and identities of the world in their staffs, and are committed to inclusive hiring across departments and levels.

The successful candidate for this position will be an employee of Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education's guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources at Macmillan Learning.


Bachelors (required)


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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