Position Description
Press Penn State University Press
Financial Manager


The Pennsylvania State University Press, a division of the Pennsylvania State University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, located in University Park in central Pennsylvania, invites applications for the position of Financial Manager. This full-time staff position reports to the Press Director, with a dotted reporting line to the university libraries’ Associate Director of Administrative and Financial Services. Founded in 1956, the award-winning academic press, a long-standing member of the Association of University Presses, publishes ninety to one hundred peer-reviewed books and sixty-five journals annually in the humanities and social sciences. Penn State University Press is located on Penn State’s University park campus in State College, PA, a growing community with a robust economy, highly-ranked school district, vibrant downtown, and access to beautifully preserved parks and recreation sites. The Financial Manager will assume responsibility and oversight for reporting on financial operations and for overseeing the manager of the warehouse distribution and fulfillment services. The Financial Manager will work with the director and press managers and the libraries business office to institute press policies and to provide strategic and financial reports and plans. Duties include completing a monthly financial report of income and expenses and budget cash flows. Other duties include processing EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) orders and claims from major trading partners (Baker & Taylor, Ingram, Amazon, Barnes & Noble); processing annual royalty statements for authors; reporting on sales and revenue from international distribution partners; entering new products into the system; reporting on all financial transactions; and working with the leadership to produce and follow an annual operating budget of roughly $3.75M. The Financial Manager will work closely with the business manager and the financial officer of the University Libraries. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience in publishing and financial accounting, supervision, and a background in strategic financial analysis and new business planning is highly desired. Experience in university budget administration and tax matters a plus, as well as a demonstrated ability to manage for deadlines and working timetables. Sharing the University’s commitment to diversity, equity, respect and inclusion is essential. The University Libraries values diversity of thought, perspective, experience and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We encourage candidates to apply who thrive in a welcoming multicultural environment. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Excellence, can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. For additional information about the Libraries’ diversity efforts, please visit https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

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