Financial Analyst at Newsela
Our growing finance team is looking for a Financial Analyst to improve how we analyze, forecast, and report on revenue performance for our existing customer base. You will present in-depth modeling to understand business trends, variance drivers, and identify opportunities to add value and reduce risk. You are a true problem-solver and will work to automate inefficient processes across our business. You’ll also collaborate with our sales operations team and executive leadership team to help us align on data standards and principles.
Why You’ll Love This Role:
As part of our finance team, you’ll have the opportunity to partner with our leadership team to support customer and revenue growth, while building on your skills in reporting and dashboard optimization. You’ll get to see the strategies you helped build come to life, and will be a key player in building incentive compensation plans that drive high performance behavior and revenue generation. At the end of the day, your work will support Newsela’s growth and will ultimately help us deliver engaging products that inspire enthusiastic learning in K-12 schools nationwide.
Why We’ll Love You:
You are obsessed with analyzing data, spotting trends, and making recommendations based on the patterns you identify -- and you’ve done this successfully as part of a finance team before. You have strong attention to detail and provide a structured, data-driven approach to business problem solving. You are a self-starter who isn’t afraid to ask difficult questions and is comfortable interfacing with senior leadership. You love Excel, have experience in Looker or other data visualization tools, and can’t remember the last time you built a report that was not automated/refreshable. You may have experience in sales operations (territory planning, quota setting, and compensation plan creation), but if not, you’re excited to learn these skills on the job.
Newsela is an Instructional Content Platform that combines engaging, leveled content with integrated formative assessments and insights to supercharge engagement and learning in every subject. Students and teachers use Newsela to find digital content from 100+ of the best sources—from National Geographic to NASA, Biography.com to Encyclopedia Britannica, the Washington Post to the Wichita Eagle. Content is instructionalized to meet students where they are, with interactive tools and analytics to take them where they want to go. Newsela has become an essential solution for schools and districts, with a presence in over 90% of U.S. K-12 schools. Newsela is the content platform for the connected classroom.