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Publication or Company Rodale
Job Title Finance Director, Books
Industry Book Publishing, Finance/Real Estate/Legal, Magazine Publishing
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York or Emmaus, PA, NY
Job Requirements Required Skills

•Partner with the Book Division leadership team, including Publishing, Editorial, and Marketing, to fund growth, while maintaining financial discipline
•Manage the financial resources and conduct resource planning for future needs.
•Lead the financial budgeting and business plan development processes, including strategic planning, annual and monthly budgets, forecasts, and reconciliations
•Monitor business performance and takes steps to improve performance
•Create and track business plans for major initiatives
•Responsible for Book’s financial management reporting and analysis
•Develop and oversee the internal review function to ensure that financial and operational controls and policies are effective
•Recommend and approve all print quantities
•Prepare proforma p&l’s and makes recommendations on all major initiatives and provides post-mortem analysis
•Manage and approve all promotion plans to maximize return on investment and overall margin
•Provide coaching, guidance and support; create professional development plans for staff to reach their full potential through the performance management process
•Expertise in finance and accounting methodologies
•Working knowledge of financial management software such as: Hyperion, Oracle or SAP
•Advanced facilitation and communication skills
•Strong skills in people management
•Exceptional knowledge of computer software with keen aptitude in Microsoft Office (Excel)

Required Experience

•Bachelor’s degree in finance/accounting, preferred
•Knowledge of financial management (10+ years or relevant work experience)
•Experience with book revenues and cost drivers
About Our Company Rodale Inc. is currently seeking a Finance Director in the Books division to provide leadership and strategic direction for all financial and fiscal management aspects including planning, organizing and controlling the financial resources as well as developing the team. This position will act as a business partner to the Books leadership team providing support in order to prioritize initiatives. This position will be located at either our New York, NY or Emmaus, PA offices.

About Rodale:

Rodale is a global media company with a heritage, mission, and authority dedicated to the health and wellness of the individual, community, and planet. Through a broad portfolio of leading media properties, Rodale reaches more than 70 million people around the world through multiple distribution channels, including magazines, books, online, mobile, e-commerce, direct-to-consumer, and video. The company publishes some of the best-known health and wellness lifestyle magazines, including Men’s Health, Prevention, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Bicycling, Running Times, and Organic Gardening, and is the largest independent book publisher in the United States, with a collection of bestselling titles, including Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth, The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite, Eat This, Not That! and Flat Belly Diet! Rodale is also a leader in direct-response marketing and has more than 25 million active customers in its database. To learn more about Rodale, visit www.rodaleinc.com. We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
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