Senior Accountant

Job Description

As a Senior Accountant, you will provide general ledger and financial analysis accounting support to the company and customers through journal processing, data verification, account reconciliation, and issue resolution. You will complete monthly variance analysis, forecasts and budgets for operating results. You will provide superior customer support to the business managers and accounting staff of related departments. You will ensure that monthly account reconciliations, operational reports and the month-end close processes are performed accurately and timely. You will report to the manager of finance.

Responsibilities:
  • Perform analytical review on selected print circulation revenue and expense general ledger accounts which are related to the single copy portion of the printed paper and research unexpected or unusual results. Provide analysis of the composition and validity of account balances.
  • Respond to questions from departments regarding general accounting and PeopleSoft system matters, investigate and resolve GL inconsistencies and assist with certain ad hoc or customized analytics.
  • Apply proper accounting treatment to new financial transactions and record applicable journal entries to the General Ledger.
  • Work with Single Copy department managers and directors to determine necessary month end journal entries
  • Prepare budgets and periodic forecasts for single copy revenue and expense departments. Analyze actual results to determine drivers for variances from department budget / forecast.
  • Ensure accounting procedures are documented; maintain internal controls

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
  • 5+ years general accounting experience required with preferred forecasting and budgeting experience
  • Master of spreadsheet, presentation, analytics, database and financial applications
  • Proficient at interpreting and summarizing financial data in a clear and concise manner.
  • Make recommendations for process improvements and projects.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, necessary to express ideas across all levels in the organization
  • Ability to prioritize and ensure completion of critical tasks
  • Experience with general accounting concepts and procedures (GAAP, FASB) with a broad understanding of complex accounting concepts and can apply professional judgment to complex accounting matters
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, Essbase, or Work Day desirable


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