Temporary Financial Analyst

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Employment Status: Temporary, Full-time
Reports to: Controller

Established in 1971, Independent Publishers Group (IPG) was the first organization specifically created for the purpose of marketing titles from independent presses to the book trade. With consistent growth each year, IPG’s success has come from supporting and encouraging the growth of its client publishers in the United States and worldwide. IPG has a wide reach in the market with its distribution of publishers with academic, Spanish-language, computer, and general trade nonfiction and fiction titles. IPG was acquired by Chicago Review Press in 1987. In the fall of 2006, the senior management of Chicago Review Press, Inc., the parent company of IPG, bought Trafalgar Square Publishing, Inc., the leading U.S. distributor of UK publishers. Trafalgar Square Publishing was founded in 1973 and distributes for clients such as Aurum Press, Canongate UK, HarperCollins UK, Hodder & Stoughton, Headline, Orion Publishing, Random House UK, and Simon & Schuster UK. Currently, IPG offers six distribution programs.

IPG is the second largest independent distributor of books and e-books in the world, and one of the top 10 suppliers of book content to Barnes & Noble, Apple, Amazon.com, and Kobo, among thousands of other retailers globally. Want to know who’s behind that new book on your coffee table? Chances are good that your bookstore sourced it from IPG.

We are seeking an entry level, temporary Financial Analyst to fill the needs during a three (3) month project. This position will have an active role in assisting with the monthly reporting and analysis, ad hoc reporting, budgeting, forecasting and projections. This role has the potential to be converted to a permanent status.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in month-end close; prepares and posts journal entries as needed.
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly financial statements.
  • Prepare account analysis and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Assist with monthly, quarterly and annual compliance and tax filings;
  • Support all functional areas of the accounting and HR department
  • Assist in budget & forecasting, develop tools for improving the forecasting variance reporting process
  • Evaluate profit and cost efficiencies in various areas of the organization as needed
  • Reconcile corporate Amex, record charges to accounting software, track receipts from card holder
  • Develop, maintain, and distribute ad-hoc reports and financial models as needed
  • Other duties and special projects, as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics required 
  • Experience in publishing industry a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (emphasis on Excel)
  • Knowledge of Great Plains or similar software is a plus
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong initiative and ability to manage multiple projects as well as strong follow through skills
  • Ability to complete projects timely and accurately critical
  • Must be detail oriented with strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment

IInterested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Jessie Jonik at jjonik@ipgbook.com. No phone calls, please.

IPG seeks an entry level, exceptionally detail oriented, and self-motivated Digital Production Associate to join its energetic Digital team for a six month assignment. This role has a strong possibility of becoming permanent. This is a full-time position which supports all aspects of the Digital department.


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Assisting in the collection and validation of e-book files and data submitted by IPG and INscribe client publishers, usin> a variety of small and large-scale software applications designed to automate the file ingestion and delivery
  • Delivering the ebook files and data to IPG's e-book retail partners
  • Maintaining IPG's content on our partners' platforms
  • Attending to missing or corrupted files
  • Fielding production queries from publishers by phone and email
  • Managing IPG's new audiobook program

    The ideal candidate will be highly organized and adaptable, and will also possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • Basic understanding of Photoshop or other image editing software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Outlook, as well as Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Ability to learn quickly and be unafraid of change
  • Working knowledge of HTML
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and authoritatively to internal and external audiences
  • Strong capacity to multitask, prioritize, and work independently

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and résumé to Jessie Jonik at jjonik@ipgbook.com. No phone calls, please.