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Senior Financial Analyst

The Washington Post
Washington, DC
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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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

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

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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