Senior Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
Nov 01, 2022
Dec 09, 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

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?


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