Senior Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
Jun 16, 2022
Jul 26, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post's FP&A department is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst with expertise in financial modeling, planning, valuation, and analysis. This role requires advanced FP&A skills but also a sense of creativity and curiosity in the constantly evolving operation of a digital media business with a focus on the engineering and Arc XP side of the business within the Post.

The desired candidate will be self-sufficient and self-directed in managing his/her core FP&A responsibilities, connect details to the big picture, and communicate timely business insights to inform management decision making. This will be a highly visible role that will support the company's continual growth in digital, with the ultimate mission of supporting the financial sustainability of the Post's business model.

  • Support business proposals and initiatives by providing strategic modeling and ad hoc financial analysis.
  • Serve as a business liaison for the Arc and Engineering teams which includes providing reporting, analysis, and recommendations to key stakeholders
  • Prepare and present short and long-term planning including annual LOB operating plans, quarterly forecasts, and long-range plans to the business
  • Build scalable long-term financial models, and proactively identify and highlight opportunities for financial processes and database improvements to streamline processes and workflows by partnering with other members of the finance team.
  • Provide key stakeholders with variance analysis and insight by supporting Financial Accounting on monthly and quarterly closes.

  • Scenario planning and analysis skills are the main requirement for this position, but preference is given to candidates with 3+ years in FP&A at a growth company (including knowledge of GAAP accounting)
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business, or related field (Master's degree desired)
  • High proficiency in utilizing MS Excel, and relational database applications (Financial Force and Hyperion/Essbase desired)
  • Proven presentation and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of management

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.

The innovation doesn't end in the Newsroom - dozens of teams power The Washington Post. We are now hiring the next innovator - how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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