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Senior Financial Analyst

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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The Washington Post's FP&A department is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst with expertise in headcount planning, financial modeling, 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. The desired candidate is self-sufficient and self-directed in managing their core FP&A responsibilities, can connect details to the big picture, and communicates timely business insights to inform management decision making. This is a highly visible role that will support the company's continual growth in digital publishing.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Budget/plan and track all headcount, and headcount-related expenses, across the company
  • Work closely and collaborate with senior management throughout all areas of the business
  • Proactively identify and highlight opportunities for financial process improvements
  • Perform monthly variance analysis on headcount and other business units as assigned
  • Develop presentations to communicate analysis and insights to senior-level audiences
  • Ad hoc analysis on an as-needed basis

  • Financial modeling 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 Hyperion/Essbase, MS Excel, and relational database applications
  • Proven presentation and project management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of management

  • You understand the importance of careful and consistent review
  • You have an instinct to communicate clearly and efficiently
  • You are organized and are eager to create structure around disparate processes
  • You want to be a key part in the daily operations of a growing media business
  • You seek to understand the "Why" behind decisions

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?



Thank you for your interest in a career with The Washington Post. We invite you to review all of our open positions to find the one that's right for you. We look forward to receiving your resume!

Since it first began publication more than 130 years ago, The Washington Post has grown into one of the most storied and respected news organizations in the world. A subsidiary of The Washington Post Company, today's Post is the indispensable guide to Washington. In print, we enjoy the highest penetration of any major metropolitan newspaper in the United States. On the web, we have the third largest news website with 17 million unique visitors each month, and have recently launched a celebrated news app for the iPad. We serve Washington in all media, on any platform, including paid products, events, and tailored content.

More broadly, The Washington Post Company delivers quality products to today's students, readers and viewers. What unites our company is the immediacy of our products and services, created by teachers and tutors at Kaplan; reporters and editors at our media properties; and associates at Cable ONE.
Washington Post Media views its employees as its most valuable asset and provides a comprehensive benefits package to promote healthy and balanced lives at work and at home. We offer competitive salaries, opportunities for training and career advancement and an outstanding, progressive benefits package including:
Health and dental benefits
Flexible healthcare and dependent care spending accounts
401(k) and company-funded cash balance plan
Life and disability insurance
Tuition reimbursement
Adoption assistance
Domestic partner benefits
Employee assistance program
Employee referral program

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