Senior Financial Analyst

Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Aug 03, 2022
Closes
Aug 12, 2022
Ref
JR-90273815
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post's FP&A department is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst with expertise in financial modeling, planning, 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 Advertising business within the Post.

The desired candidate will be self-sufficient and self-directed in managing their 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.

Motivation
  • You want to influence the future of The Post via your in-depth knowledge of the Advertising industry
  • You are organized, driven, and eager to make connections across the organization
  • You a self-starter with an ability to simplify and communicate complex ideas


Responsibilities
  • Support business by providing pricing and inventory analysis alongside audience/traffic projections
  • Serve as a business liaison for the Client Solutions team which includes providing reporting, analysis, and recommendations to key stakeholders including valuation of 1st party data and digital product P&Ls
  • Research and understand Advertising trends in Media and apply findings to financial analysis
  • Support Commercial Team and efforts to build out our Zeus Prime ad network by providing strategic analysis and market research to the team
  • 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.
  • Incentive/Bonus calculations as assigned
  • Provide key stakeholders with variance analysis and insight by supporting Financial Accounting on monthly and quarterly closes.


Qualifications
  • 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
  • High proficiency in utilizing MS Excel, and relational database applications (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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