Senior Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
Oct 03, 2022
Oct 18, 2022
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 Excel skills but also a sense of creativity and curiosity in the constantly evolving operation of a digital media business with a focus on the digital subscription 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.

  • You want to become a trusted FP&A partner to key stakeholders through solid technical analytical work and consistent performance
  • You are organized, driven, and eager to make connections across the organization
  • You are a self-starter with an ability to simplify and communicate complex ideas
  • You are curious to figure out how to optimize business levers to fund journalism, with a keen interest in consumer subscription business model

  • Assist in the preparation of annual operating plan, quarterly forecast and long-range plan for our digital subscription business
  • Provide regular ad hoc financial analysis to finance leaders, cross-functional teams and executives to support business strategy and tactical decisions around product testing
  • Serve as primary FP&A liaison to relevant business stakeholders to optimize operational agility
  • 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.
  • Maintain and improve subscriber customer lifetime value model and reporting
  • Provide key stakeholders with variance analysis and insight by supporting Financial Accounting on monthly and quarterly closes.

  • 3+ years of financial planning, modeling and analysis experience
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business, or related field
  • High proficiency in utilizing MS Excel, and relational database applications
  • Comfortable with large volumes of complex data and presenting their findings to senior management. (
  • 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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