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Financial Planning and Analysis Manager


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Location: Posted: Mar 20, 2021

Job Description

The Role:

The Corporate FP&A Manager will work with our Director of FP&A to enhance and maintain Newsela’s core financial models, support the budget and reforecast consolidation process, improve and manage resource planning through continuous iteration and analysis, support department leaders in managing to their budget/forecast, assist in preparing materials for Finance leaders, and partner across the organization to provide forward-looking analysis to support business decisions. This role will be critical in analyzing trends in existing KPI to provide forward-looking insights, and continuously iterate to improve our reporting and analytics. You will manage a team of analysts to financial models and analyses to determine ROIs for new products/market strategies and business development opportunities. Additionally, you will assist in preparing materials including board decks, investor presentations, and other executive updates.

Why You’ll Love This Role:

In this role, you will gain invaluable experience with visibility into Newsela’s business & operations and have a large impact within a growing Finance organization. You will drive high-impact operational initiatives, deliver business analytics and insights, and facilitate the growth of our financial & business planning processes to support an increasingly complex ecosystem. You will also contribute meaningfully to financial reporting and forecasting, including the development of annual operating budgets and multi-year plans, and support ad hoc projects with opportunities for broad cross-functional interactions .

You will also have the opportunity to become an expert in SaaS metrics, an area of financial analytics of increasing importance as the subscription-based economy continues to grow rapidly. Within our high-growth company, you will be joining a very tight-knit finance team that is committed to building out a best-in-class operational and analytical function. Your work will help ensure the growth of a business that is transforming the way students learn through customized, engaging reading content.

Why We’ll Love You:

You have 5+ years experience in FP&A, corporate finance, or a closely related field. We’re looking for someone who thrives in a dynamic environment where you may wear multiple hats as a financial model guru, internal consultant, and business strategist... You are driven by metrics, and strive to partner across the organization to help add value to the business wherever possible. You are a trusted advisor with exceptional communication skills. You plan and project for the future, but look back to see where we could have done better and learn from mistakes.

About Newsela:

One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child may have unique learning preferences, they all deserve a rich learning experience that ignites a love of learning. We built our platform based on learning science research to deliver the most engaging, authentic content to modernize how teaching happens in the classroom. Along with interactive assessments and tools, we provide teachers with digital content at five reading levels -- from +100 of the best sources -- that is relevant to the diverse backgrounds and interests of their students. Since we started in 2013, we’ve established a presence in 90% of U.S. K-12 schools and over 2.5M teachers and 37M students have registered with Newsela.

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