Business Manager [Full Time]
NYU Press seeks a Business Manager who serves as chief accountant and financial officer of the Press. The Business Manager develops annual and long-term budget projections; reviews income and expenditure patterns and prepares budget modifications; prepares annual and monthly budget reports and operating statements; reconciles internal and external reports and statements (inventory counts, cash deposits, etc) with NYU’s accounting systems and general ledger; makes adjustments through NYU’s Controller’s Division; and makes appropriate entries to amortization and other schedules. The Business Manager also prepares monthly and yearly income statements and balance sheets, and conducts financial analyses of operating results and all aspects of the Press publishing lists and programs.
The Business Manager supervises staff, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, customer service and order entry, and oversees royalty processing, and warehousing and fulfillment operations. The Business Manager ensures fiscal adherence to NYU policies and procedures, and assists the Director with analyzing major financial, business, and publishing trends. The Business Manager serves as a member of the Press senior management team, as well as electronic publishing and strategic planning committees. This position reports to the Director of NYU Press.
Qualifications: at least four years of business and financial management experience, preferably in book publishing and/or academic publishing. BA required, and MBA or CPA highly desirable. Must have outstanding accounting and financial analysis skills, strong communication and staff management skills, and expert use of Excel. Knowledge of the major challenges facings university presses, and of both print and electronic publishing, and experience with databases also very desirable, especially Acumen, or similar product fulfillment system.
NYU Press publishes approximately 110 new titles each year and has net sales of $4,500,000 (for more information on our publishing program, visit www.nyupress.org). We also handle sales and distribution for Monthly Review Press.
There are 26 full-time staff members at the Press offices at 838 Broadway, just south of Union Square. The Press is a department of New York University and the compensation package includes outstanding university benefits, including tuition remission, four weeks of vacation, and excellent health and retirement plans (see www.nyu.edu/hr for more details on employee benefits).
For more information about working at NYU and to apply for this position online, visit www.nyucareers.com, posting number 1003100. NYU offers a superior benefit package, which includes reduced tuition for self and eligible family members, generous vacation, medical, dental, and retirement plans. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.