American Psychological Association
The Manager of Business & Planning for Books is an integral part of the B&P team, responsible for providing analysis and insight to not only the Director of B&P for Books and Journals but also supporting the Books Publisher and his/her team with all financial analysis needs. This role directs financial management, analysis, and budgetary processes for the APA Books programs. This position works with the Books Publisher to implement strategic initiatives and operational enhancements. Prepares substantive analyses of revenue, expenses, and other data in support of OPD goals. Oversees printer contract negotiations and deliverables.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required in Business Administration, Accounting, or Finance.
A minimum of 5 years' experience managing complex operations and in data gathering/analysis budgeting/finance, and/or business analysis, preferably in a publishing environment
Strong organizational and communication skills, as you will be tasked with regularly communicating financial results and financial variances to senior management and must be able to articulately describe the key metrics/drivers of the business.
Familiarity with publication production, marketing, sales, distribution, and fulfillment
Computer Skills Required:
Advanced Excel capabilities such as pivot tables, v-lookup formulas, linking and graphing
Intermediate experience with financial systems and general office applications
Ensures that all reports submitted are timely and accurate.
Analyzes and reports on revenues and expenses monthly to ensure Books programs are keeping within budget goals.
Projects revenues and expenses regularly and in conjunction with APA's budget cycles.
Reviews budget projections with the Books Publisher and Sr. Directors of Marketing and Sales.
Supervises the compilation and distribution of monthly sales and inventory reports.
Develops substantive analyses of sales and revenues to determine trends and areas for potential growth.
Manages the royalty processes to ensure authors and other partners get accurate reporting and payments are completed within contractual terms.
Administers the print bid, negotiation and selection process to confirm impartiality and staying within expense projections.
Facilitates relationships with e-book vendors to ensure that we receive accurate monthly data
Manage all processes related to contracts, including but not limited to overseeing the approval process and uploading to the legal database
Oversee print buying responsibilities done by the Business Analyst
The American Psychological Association, located at 750 First St NE, Washington D.C., was named a 2014 recipient of the Washington Post Top Workplace. It is metro accessible from the Red Line.
Qualified candidates must apply online through and attach a cover letter and resume specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email.
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The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.
The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status, or any other protected categories covered under local law.
The American Psychological Association was founded in 1892 with 31 members and grew quickly after World War II. Today, APA has more than 134,000 members and 54 divisions in subfields of psychology.