Role details

Finance Director/Business Manager

New York   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Incredible opportunity at one of world's largest Publishing companies
  • Seeking a Finance Director/Business Manager

About Our Client

One of the world's largest Book Publishing companies is seeking a Finance Director/Business Manager. The role will report into the company's New York City office.

Job Description

  • Provide timely, high-quality, strategic reports and commentary on a regular and/or ad hoc basis that can support decision making for departments and imprints.
  • Liaise closely when editorial, sales, production, marketing and other key stakeholders to identify critical information that may affect analyses and reporting.
  • Analyze financial viability of potential programs/acquisitions by creating multiple P&L scenarios, which accurately test profitability and compliance with corporate goals.
  • Assist in the development of all product and service (print and digital) initiatives such as marketing programs, investments, pricing strategy, rights and royalty issues, and terms and conditions.
  • Responsible for preparing annual budgets, forecasts, and reforecasts for divisions and/or imprints; develop and maintain forecast with year-to-date results, monthly, quarterly, and annual projections, key statistics, and risks and opportunities.
  • Continually improve the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
  • Assist corporate reporting group with monthly post mortem reporting and review for parent company which includes sales and P&L narratives.
  • Manage period closing processes & present monthly and quarterly financial packages to Publishers and/or department heads with a focus on performance summaries, exception management and improvement opportunities.
  • Stay abreast of industry and financial trends and provide recommendations to strategically enhance the operational, business development, & financial performance of division/imprint (s).
  • Govern investment commitments of division/imprint with specific focus on royalty commitments to projected title P&L's, inventory management and analytics, expense and labor capacity management, and procurement policies and decisions supporting each with management dashboards and support tools.

The Successful Applicant

Ideal Finance Director/Business Manager candidate will have:

  • 5 to 7 years of commensurate experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance and/or Accounting at least 3 years experience in Financial Management, a strong understanding of accounting, and prior exposure to marketing and business development. CPA or MBA is preferred but not required.
  • Budget development & finance oversight experience with sound technical analytical ability, precise attention to detail, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Proven track record of gaining credibility through consultative relationships with senior management; able to work collaboratively on major projects/initiatives.
  • Intelligent and articulate with the ability to relate to people at all levels of an organization; possesses excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates dependability, a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Provides timely and accurate work product.
  • High level of integrity and commitment to professional ethical standards.
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization.
  • A decisive individual who possesses a "big picture" perspective with the ability to look at situations from several points of view.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
  • Well versed in systems with excellent computer skills; proficient in Excel, Word, Outlook, and Access

What's on Offer

Commensurate with experience.

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