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Job Title

Financial Analyst, Newsroom

Company : The New York Times Company

Location : New York City, NY

Created : 2019-01-12

Job Type : Full Time

Job Description

Job Description The New York Times is looking for a Financial Analyst to join its News Finance group, which helps newsroom leaders understand and manage The Times's journalistic resources. This is an important and exciting moment to work at The Times. Our journalism has never been stronger or more relevant. Our products are used by millions of passionate and engaged readers every month. And our strategy of providing journalism worth paying for has helped us rapidly grow our digital subscription and advertising businesses. Still, we see enormous potential for growth and improvement ? and know that achieving it will require us to think creatively about where and how we invest. In this role you will be responsible for preparing reports and analyses that help department heads and senior executives understand and make decisions about the newsroom's financial management. You'll execute important operational responsibilities that keep the newsroom humming. Key elements of your work will include preparing and analyzing financial and statistical reports for department management and senior executives, as well as assisting in the preparation of monthly financial reports of operations, budgets, and forecasts. RESPONSIBILITIES AND KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES Support the development of near- and long-term budgets and forecasts. Develop insightful monthly reporting packages for newsroom management. Perform monthly closings and variance analyses: prepare and review journal entries, variance analyses and review general ledger to assure Newsroom expenses are properly recorded. Communicate with news desks to understand, research, and report on all financial issues. Prepare capital expenditure requests and budgets in coordination with news desks, and review monthly accruals and forecasted capital spending. Analyze and evaluate the adequacy of balance sheet accounts. Monitor, analyze and report on spending, including in-depth analysis of foreign and domestic bureau accounting and budget variances. Counsel and assist newsroom staff in adherence to administrative and financial policy. Respond to internal and external ad-hoc requests as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor's degree in accounting, economics or finance preferred. CPA and/or advanced degree strongly preferred. Minimum four years of accounting, budgeting, and financial experience. Prior experience in FP&A in the media/entertainment industry is preferred. Experience applying strong thinking, communication and analytical skills to business needs is required. The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply. The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics.SDL2017