Job opening detail :
College Business Operations Assistant
posted: June 22, 2022
Offered by:
W.W. Norton & Company
Health; Dental; 401K; Profit-sharing
Full Time
New York, NY
W. W. Norton is seeking a proactive, detail-oriented Business Operations Assistant to join the College Department. This position collaborates closely with the College Business Manager and Director of Financial Analysis and will work on a wide range of business operations, data analysis, and administrative tasks. The ideal candidate is organized and analytical, has strong communication skills, is comfortable with information systems, and thrives in a fast-paced, evolving environment working with a wide range of people.

Essential Job Responsibilities Include:
• Assist in the creation of new P&Ls and the revisions of current ones. Analyze actual expenses against budgeted estimated costs
• Download data from internal sales and costs systems and maintain P&Ls for hundreds of college department titles
• Process departmental invoices on a weekly basis, making sure they were approved at a college meeting or are within a budget. Make sure all expenses are coded to the proper place and book
• Assist in updating College title prices twice a year
• Provide reports for monthly sales, inventory backorders, and ad hoc requests
• Assist business teams with calculation of bonus payouts for both higher ed and high school sales reps
• Assist the Director of Financial Analysis and College Business Manager on any and all sales operations projects and sales data management
• Conduct and manage market data-analysis projects assigned by Director of Financial Analysis or College Business Manager
• Assist other college department teams on special projects and support related to sales data and analysis as needed
• Track departmental AMEX charges
• Assist with various business data projects

Please note: this job description is not designed to cover all activities required of the employee.

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required
• Must be able to work from Norton’s New York City Headquarters
• W.W. Norton & Company ("Norton") strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated is a condition of employment for all new Norton hires. Norton makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, or other conditions protected by applicable law
• Excellent organizational, verbal, analytical and written communications skills
• Good attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and manage multiple deadlines
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel
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About Norton:
W. W. Norton & Company is the oldest and largest publishing house owned wholly by its employees. W. W. Norton & Company strives to carry out the imperative of its founder to “publish books not for a single season, but for the years.” In college publishing, that imperative applies not only to books, but also to an ever-growing list of essential print and digital resources that support teaching and learning. For more information about the Company, visit us online at:

W. W. Norton & Company is an equal opportunity employer. Employment with W. W. Norton is offered on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, age, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, veteran status, national origin, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the human resource manager.
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