The Senior Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst, Sales & Marketing will serve as a key business and strategic partner to our Sales and Marketing teams to ensure the financial, strategic, and operational objectives for the business are met. You will support budgeting and forecasting activities, financial modeling, and KPI tracking and reporting to support the business. You will design and refine financial and operating models to help predict future performance, perform scenario analyses, and help to guide the business on strategic decisions, in addition to preparing monthly and quarterly management reporting. Reporting to the Director, FP&A, S&M, you’ll work closely with accounting and operations partners to ensure accurate data and information gathering, and will support the build-out of reporting and analysis needs. Additionally, you’ll participate in process improvement initiatives to support our growth and drive efficiencies that help us scale as an FP&A team.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
In this role, you will be at the heart of the financial and operational strategy and planning that are fueling Newsela’s high growth. As a SaaS company in the fast-growing educational technology industry, Newsela will provide you with an invaluable opportunity to participate in the digital transformation of the K-12 market. Additionally, you will be joining a very tight-knit FP&A team that is highly committed to building out a best-in-class operational and analytical function. That means scaling as Newsela scales, including participating in the build-out of a best-in class cloud FP&A system and the operational models that support it. Our vision is to enable the operating cadences and automated reporting that allow for deep analysis to occur to expand our impact on the business. This role would also have significant exposure to executive leadership, with the opportunity for growth over time and contributing to our culture. Finally, your work will help ensure the growth and impact of a mission-driven business that is transforming the way students learn through current, engaging learning content.
Why We’ll Love You:
You have 2+ years of FP&A experience, preferably in a high-growth B2B SaaS environment working cross-functionally and building relationships with business partners. You have demonstrated success in building budgets and forecasts, financial modeling, and have a keen understanding of financial close and forecasting processes, and are competent in working with large data sets and BI reporting tools (Looker, Tableau, Alteryx, etc.). Additionally, you’re experienced in using sales and financial systems (Salesforce, Adaptive Insights, NetSuite, etc.), and have advanced skills in Excel. You are well-versed in financial modeling, with the ability to identify key model drivers and build complex financial & operational models to forecast the future with accuracy. You’ll collaborate with stakeholders to ensure they have accurate reporting, and will partner with them to identify areas for analysis that can move the needle on business decisions. You have a track record of maintaining and improving business processes, and ideally have designed and implemented new processes from scratch. 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 business partner with exceptional communication skills, able to translate complex financial concepts across a variety of audiences. You are highly motivated, a team player, and comfortable operating at all levels, with an eye on the strategic big picture, while skillfully managing the financial details.
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.