Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Newsela is a technology company that helps students build their literacy skills using daily news. Two years since our launch, Newsela is already in 70% of schools in all 50 states and over 180 countries. We are setting a new standard for what students and educators can expect of their software: gorgeous, intuitive, personalized, captivating and addictive.

Our growing company is looking for a FP&A Manager, who will report to the VP, Finance & Operations and be an integral part of the Finance team.

The right candidate will be a strategic thinker who can work both independently and collaboratively. You have a strong analytical mind set and enjoy developing business plans, KPIs and metrics to drive business decisions. If you relish the idea of being part of a mission driven company please read on.


  • Drive company-wide financial and business performance initiatives and provide recommendations to support key strategic decisions.
  • Work with business operations and other key stakeholders to generate requested business and financial reporting.
  • Help drive key strategic initiatives, insights and analytics.
  • Prepare finance and business presentations, including supporting materials.
  • Establish/maintain and track financial key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Develop and lead the budgeting and forecasting process and coordinate across multiple departments. Present to key stakeholders including executive management team.
  • Perform market and historical operating analysis as needed.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years experience in business operations, financial planning & analysis, and forecasting in a high growth environment
  • Proven understanding of standard Accounting and Finance
  • Proven modeling skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel (i.e., pivot tables, VLookups, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and professionalism

Some Plusses

  • Top Tier Consulting, Investment Banking or Operations experience
  • Strong communication skills and attention to detail

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