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Jr Financial Analyst, Crown Publishing Group (Open to Remote)

The Crown division of Penguin Random House is seeking a detail-oriented self-starter to join our team as a Junior Financial Analyst. This position will provide support to the finance team in managing and analyzing the day-to-day operations of the division. Specifically, this position will play an active role in monthly reporting and analysis, forecasting and ad hoc analysis for the fast-growing imprints in the Crown Publishing business, including Crown, Currency, Clarkson Potter and Ten Speed Press.  This is an excellent opportunity for an innovative and motivated person who is looking to grow and gain experience within a financial team supporting a growing publishing division


  • Manage monthly financial closings, including detailed analyses of sales, cost of goods sold, operating expenses, accruals, and title count;
  • Create monthly summaries of financial performance and key performance indicators for the Crown and corporate teams;
  • Perform quarterly analysis on travel and marketing spend for Crown;
  • Assist in preparing formal forecasts for corporate submissions using Anaplan software;
  • Generate postmortem analysis of previous acquisitions/publications to help inform editorial decisions;
  • Provide analysis to support production staff in making print and reprint decisions;
  • Assist marketing staff with updating marketing budgeting systems; and
  • Enhance and increase speed of monthly reporting, analysis and business intelligence utilizing software skills such as Microsoft Power BI.




  • Strong business and analytical skills, including an understanding of basic financial and accounting principles;
  • Strong PC skills, including proficiency with Excel (including vlookups and pivot tables) and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to multi-task and prioritize;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy, ideally combined with an ability to see the big picture;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with colleagues across all levels and functions;
  • Ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as part of a team;
  • BS in Accounting/Finance preferred (but will consider candidates from other degree backgrounds with relevant experience and keen interest in the publishing industry);
  • Relevant work experience preferred;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft PowerBI, Anaplan, and SAP preferred; and
  • Strong interest in the publishing industry and a love for books are strong pluses.


The salary range for this position is $58,000-60,000. All positions are currently eligible for annual profit award or bonus, subject to Company results.



Penguin Random House job postings include a good faith compensation range for each open position. The salary range listed is specific to each particular open position and takes into account various factors including the specifics of the individual role, and candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.

Full-time employees are eligible for our comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include, but are not limited to, Medical/Prescription drug insurance, Dental, Vision, Health Care/Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings Account, Pre-Tax and Roth 401(k), Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Life/AD&D Insurance, Commuter Benefits, Student Loan Repayment Program, Educational Assistance & generous paid time off.

Penguin Random House is the leading adult and children's publishing house in North America, the United Kingdom and many other regions around the world. In publishing the best books in every genre and subject for all ages, we are committed to quality, excellence in execution, and innovation throughout the entire publishing process: editorial, design, marketing, publicity, sales, production, and distribution. Our vibrant and diverse international community of nearly 300 publishing brands and imprints include Ballantine Bantam Dell, Berkley, Clarkson Potter, Crown, DK, Doubleday, Dutton, Grosset & Dunlap, Little Golden Books, Knopf, Modern Library, Pantheon, Penguin Books, Penguin Press, Penguin Random House Audio, Penguin Young Readers, Portfolio, Puffin, Putnam, Random House, Random House Children's Books, Riverhead, Ten Speed Press, Viking, and Vintage, among others. More information can be found at<>

Penguin Random House values the array of talents and perspectives that a diverse workforce brings. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, religion, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.



Company: Penguin Random House LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10019 

Job ID: 269487

Date:  May 2, 2024

New York, NY, US, 10019

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

Job Segment: Book Publishing, Financial Analyst, Business Intelligence, Financial, Publishing, Finance, Technology

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