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Senior Financial Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
Remote · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Job Description:


This role provides metrics and reporting support to the business units, enabling management improvement and performance measurement. This person will be a self-starter with the ability to communicate to key stakeholder at the senior level. Their insights will be used to guide business strategies.


  • Assist the manufacturing team with providing cost changes to the business units and the impact to their P&Ls.

  • Working closely with manufacturing to provide each business units with CPU for the thousands of titles used during every forecast and budget.

  • Supporting the manufacturing and demand on vendor changes and cost impacts to each business unit P&L.

  • Responsible for creating P&Ls for every change in vendor selection that negatively impacts the business and communicating it before the PO is cut.

  • Work with the demand planning team in approving POs with cost of product over $100K.

  • Responsible for showing/documenting CPU at all levels of product create to reprint.

  • Responsible for providing monthly reports showing variances between estimated costs and actualized costs by cost groups (Manufacturing/Paper/Freight/Duty/Tariffs).

  • Provide standard monthly and ad-hoc reporting for all cost of goods and inventory.

  • Create monthly variance CPU variance report for each business unit


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 100+ years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at www.scholastic.com.

Some benefits that we offer:

• 100% vested of 401(k) Retirement Plan after 5 years employment

• Up to 1M worth of supplemental Life Insurance

• Tuition Reimbursement

• Purchase Scholastic stock at a 15% discount

Thank you for your consideration in choosing Scholastic.


HOW YOU CAN FIT (Qualifications)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong analytical ability is a must

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (ex, pivot tables, macros, advanced index formulas)

  • Ability to combine information from multiple systems, including cloud data sources into an integrated reporting structure

  • Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated, resourceful and disciplined with the ability to work remotely while offices are closed

  • Must be a team player, able to work collaboratively with others.

  • Multi-task oriented, efficient, and accurate under pressure.

  • Strong work ethic and desire to take ownership for delivering projects within required deadlines.

Experience and Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Analytics, Business or related subject required. Master's degree is a plus.


  • A minimum of five years in a finance or data analytical role is required.
  • Proven experience building reports and dashboards is required. Experience in Microsoft Power BI preferred.

  • Experience creating and interpreting regression analysis preferred.

  • Proven experience building reports and dashboards is required. Experience in Microsoft Power BI preferred.

  • Experience creating and interpreting regression analysis preferred.

Time Type:

Full time

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Location Region/State:

New York

Compensation Range:

Annual Salary: 70,700.00 - 92,900.00

EEO Statement:

Scholastic is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our policy is clear: there shall be no discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam veteran. Those factors shall not influence the determination of qualifications for a job or other opportunity within the company. Further, all personnel actions (such as compensation, tuition aid, benefits, transfers, promotions, and dismissals, company-sponsored training, social and recreational programs) shall be administered without discrimination.

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