Overview

Job Location:
Norfolk, VA

Job Description

The New York Times is seeking an experienced Sr. Financial Planning Analyst – Adaptive Insights Model Builder. They will be a key part of a highly effective FP&A team, building the financial planning structure to support business leaders in executing strategic initiatives. This position will provide a full spectrum of financial planning, analytics, and collaborative support to include model development, analysis trending, and budgetary guidance. The individual will provide accurate and timely reporting to business unit owners in support of the Company’s business and financial goals. The role will be a vital position during the implementation of Adaptive Insights and will gain in-depth knowledge of New York Times reporting & analytics processes to support the system once live.

Responsibilities:

  • Own the Company’s Adaptive models, including data integrations and data visualizations to be used for all workforce planning, forecasting, budgeting, and month-end close analysis.

  • Lead periodic workforce planning processes and partner with Finance and operational teams to guide the development of new Adaptive models and reporting views, dashboards, financial reports, etc.

  • Develop best practices for utilization of our planning tool to drive efficiency in our planning process.

  • Partner and support the broader FP&A teams in creating efficiencies through automation and streamlining of processes, serve as a technical resource, and provide support with design, development, implementation, and administration of on-going enhancements to our financial planning tools.

  • Maintain Adaptive WFP specific Dimensions, Versions, Scenarios and Attributes supporting the Company’s Adaptive models and formulas

  • Proactively identify enhancements to existing models to increase forecasting efficiency.

  • Lead adhoc report development.

  • During implementation, be the Adaptive Insights Planning and Budgeting functional expert and lead New York Times through the entire systems development lifecycle.

  • Gain a deep understanding of business needs to contribute to prioritization of new projects/enhancements to meet existing and long-term goals of multiple business partners.

  • Special projects and ad-hoc financial analysis at the request of senior leadership.

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree, concentrations in Finance, Economics, and/or Accounting preferred

  • Advanced experience in Adaptive Insights required

  • 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in corporate finance, BI, Data visualization, data science, or related fields

  • Advanced Excel skills with extreme attention to detail; familiarity with SQL and data visualization tools strongly preferred

  • 7+ years experience in financial model building with an industry leading Cloud based SaaS EPM application like Adaptive Insights, Anaplan, Oracle Hyperion, etc.

  • Knowledge of Workday HCM preferred

  • Knowledge or experience of financial processes, especially Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A), Accounting, Workforce Planning, and Analytics.

  • Self-starter, with strong ability to work with minimal direction and to set effective project plans.

  • Strong Ability to build out financial reports and models

  • Ability to embrace ambiguity and break down complex problems to provide clear and effective recommendations

  • Excellent communication skills, can establish credibility, build consensus, and partner cross-functionally without direct authority

  • Requires very strong quantitative skills, a good sense of how to dissect problems and a strong ability to “connect the dots” – e.g. understand how pieces of data interact with each other or how one finding should inform the result of another analysis

  • Strong organizational and project management skills and mindset- must have demonstrated ability to implement and manage strong control and reporting processes; able to complete work under tight deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Customer service mindset to build and foster dynamic working relationships with all internal customers through the company

  • Strong business technical skills with proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint and the ability to quickly grasp and learn new software applications and large data sets (i.e. Adaptive planning and Essbase)

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The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.