Financial Analyst

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

Website Macmillan Learning

Inspiring what's possible for every learner

The Financial Analyst supports finance and executive teams with various forms of financial analysis. This analyst is a member of the finance team for Macmillan Learning, taking responsibility as the primary Finance business partner for specific business units. The Financial Analyst applies strong financial skills and experience in business finance partnership, FP&A, reporting, and ad-hoc analysis. The Financial Analyst is an equal collaborator and contributor within a very active and dedicated team of professionals.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We strongly encourage and welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including women and people of color, to apply for this role. We’re eager to meet people that believe in our mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes. We believe in fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we recognize that unique perspectives and experiences contribute to the strength of our team. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. We value your potential, and we are committed to providing a supportive and inclusive environment where all individuals can thrive and contribute their best.

Major responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Provide timely, relevant and accurate reporting of the result of various divisions’ performances against historical, budgeted and forecasted results to create transparency to Sr. and Executive Management and to facilitate decision making toward the achievement of the budget and strategic plans.
Prepare reclasses and accruals as part of month-end close process.
Collaborate with various stakeholders, and provide Finance and Business support to various functions and departments (ex: Sales, G&A, Customer Experience, Editorial, Production). This includes creating and analyzing both standard and ad-hoc reports, providing guidance on areas of potential concern.
Prepare monthly flash report which includes analysis of sales, expenses and operating income, and variances to Budget, Forecast and prior year.
Prepare and Review sales analysis by format, channel, customer, division.
Prepare bridge analysis for revenue and operating income.
Manage Budget and Forecast process including overhead expense, balance sheet, and cash flow planning.
Develop budget/forecast templates and other supporting schedules, as well as loading data into SAP.
Provide Finance support to the High School team, including sales budgeting/forecasting, royalty review, preparation of title P&Ls, and other ad-hoc analysis.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree.
Experience ensuring data accuracy and deliverables on time.
Demonstrated expertise in Excel, pivot table, vlookup, Powerpoint, Google Sheets, Google Slides.
Experience demonstrating ability to multitask.
Experience communicating complex financial and process information verbally and in writing to diverse audiences.
Experience performing quantitative analysis.
Demonstrated drive to learn more and solve problems in detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with SAP, Cognos, PowerBI.
Bachelors or Masters degree in finance, accounting, or business.
3 years’ experience in Corporate Environment.

Salary: $60,000 – $70,000/year

Exemption Status: Exempt

Physical Requirements:

Requires periods of close concentration. Must be able to multi-task. Must be able to concentrate in noisy/busy environment. Must be able to travel occasionally. Must be able to work over 40 hours per week regularly.

This role is NYC based, with a requirement of at least one day in the office per week.


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
Generous paid time off, sick time, floating holidays, and paid holidays (Spring Reset Day , Juneteenth, Indigenous People’s Day, Election 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 inspires what’s possible for every learner. We envision a world in which every learner succeeds. Through our content, tools and services, we aim to make that a reality. To learn more, please visit, join our Macmillan Community, stay connected to our Learning Stories blogs, or see us on LinkedIn, Facebook, or X. Macmillan Learning is a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a 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. You can read more about our Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion initiatives here.

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.

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