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Junior Operations Analyst (Remote or Hybrid)

Job Details

Princeton NJ - Princeton, NJ
Optional Work from Home
Full Time
$55,000.00 Salary/year

Princeton University Press (PUP) seeks a motivated, dedicated, and inquisitive analyst to join the Finance department to support analysis and planning in fulfilling its important scholarly publishing mission. PUP sells over 20,000 different books in a variety of formats and has a large amount of data to collect, audit, maintain, report, and analyze to improve decision making. We are continually improving our business intelligence and financial reporting systems. In this role, you will be part of collaborative finance operations team working in partnership with Accounting, IT, and cross-departmental project teams.  


This is a full-time position with comprehensive benefits and may be 100% remote, hybrid, or in-office at the Princeton office. PUP is a staff choice organization and defers to employees on their work location preference.


Core Responsibilities

  • Improve reporting and analysis abilities through data gathering.
  • Assist with data quality assurance.
  • Assist accounting department’s monthly close, recording journal entries for distribution costs.
  • Prepare periodic sales and costs reports and make projections based on analysis.
  • Improve and develop concise reports for decision makers.
  • Identify trends in financial performance and provide insights and explanation of variances.
  • Assist with the preparation of quarterly Board meeting presentations.
  • Participate in special projects.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from a 4-year, accredited college or university, in accounting, finance, statistics, economics, business administration or another area in which analytic skills were developed. Equivalent experience may be substituted for educational requirement.
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience with gathering and interpreting data, to utilize for management decisions. May include internship and/or work/study experience.
  • Strong technical aptitude and analytical aptitude.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including advanced Excel skills.
  • A genuine interest in and curiosity about non-profit scholarly book publishing.
  • Ability to learn and troubleshoot various desktop applications, growing their expertise.
  • Demonstrated accuracy, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel.
  • Proficiency across various modes of communication.
  • Capability to interact appropriately and respectfully with others.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in workload and to manage multiple tasks and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Capacity to work independently for long periods of time.
  • Willingness to travel to other locations as necessary.
  • Enthusiasm for collaboration, and commitment to the Press’s professional codes of conduct which may be accessed at


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience or proficiency with Microsoft Accounting packages, Power BI, or Solver. 
  • Familiarity with G/l and accounting, financial statements, and budgeting 
  • Cost Accounting or Audit experience.  
  • Demonstrated analytical and financial modeling skills. 
  • Knowledge of ERP systems and related technologies. 


PUP is a strong advocate for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university press community. Individuals who are members of groups underrepresented in academic publishing (which is, according to research by Lee & Low, historically a majority white, straight, cisgender, and nondisabled industry) are encouraged to apply. The Press provides a comprehensive and affordable benefits package and is located in a historic building on Princeton University’s campus that is walking distance from downtown Princeton with easy car access to Route 1 and walking distance from the Princeton train station.


Base Salary: $55,000/year plus extensive benefits package. Starting salary may be negotiable based on relevant skills and prior experience.


Application Instructions: Interested candidates should send a cover letter* with salary requirements, and a résumé, to the direct apply URL listed below.

*Please include in your cover letter a description of what you are currently reading and what’s on your “to read” list. Note that the cover letter is valued and reviewed closely as a writing sample.


Due to application volume, only finalists will be contacted. For more information on Princeton University Press, visit




Princeton University Press is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.