Senior Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
Sep 26, 2022
Oct 20, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

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?


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