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W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. College Business Operations Assistant in New York, New York

Job Descriptions:

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 Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • 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

  • Employment eligibility to work with W. W. Norton & Company in the U.S. is required

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:

Keyword: College Business Operations Assistant

From: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.