Financial Planning & Analysis Analyst at Newsela
The FP&A Analyst will work with our Manager of FP&A to maintain and augment 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 upon to provide strategic support to senior leadership to ensure smart business decisions and efficient capital allocation. This role will be critical in analyzing trends in existing KPIs to provide forward-looking insights, and continuously iterate to improve our reporting and analytics. You will develop 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 learning content.
Why We’ll Love You:
You have 2-5+ 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 and fast-paced environment where you may wear multiple hats as a financial model guru, internal consultant, and business strategist. You’re experienced in financial modeling with strong ability to identify key model drivers and build 3-statement financial models, as well as operational models to forecast the future with accuracy. 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, with a proven ability to model out scenarios to support leaders in key business decisions. You have a track record of maintaining and improving business processes, as well as building and implementing new processes from scratch when necessary.
One of the fastest growing tech companies in K-12 education, Newsela was founded on the principle that while every child learns differently, 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.