Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at Newsela
The Director of FP&A will work with our VP of Financial Strategy & Operations to build and maintain Newsela’s core financial model, lead Newsela’s annual budgeting process, and manage ongoing monthly & quarterly reforecasts. Collaborating across the company, you will be relied on to provide strategic support to executive leadership to ensure smart business decisions and efficient capital allocation. 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 be at the center of financial analytics at Newsela and will have significant exposure to senior leadership across the company. You will help drive strategic direction through critical financial analysis and target setting. 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 8+ years experience in FP&A, corporate finance, investment banking, financial strategy/operations, 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.
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.