Senior Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
Apr 17, 2023
May 07, 2023
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 FP&A skills but also a sense of creativity and curiosity in the constantly evolving operation of a digital media business with a focus
on supporting lines of business revenue planning and analysis.
The desired candidate will be self-sufficient and self-directed in managing their assigned FP&A responsibilities, connect details to the big picture, and communicate timely business insights to inform management decision making. This role could be working with multiple FP&A leaders at any
given time and needs to be able to prioritize accordingly. This is a highly visible role that reports directly to a Director of FP&A.

  • You want to influence the financial future of The Post via your in-depth knowledge of the media business
  • You find the prospect of learning multiple businesses in a short period of time exciting
  • 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 comfortable with context shifting and managing multiple projects at one time

  • Conduct tactical, project-based financial analyses for multiple FP&A managers in real time
  • Become familiar with our B2C subscriptions business models to lend additional bandwidth for planning and analysis tasks
  • Serve as an additional liaison to the Client Solutions team which includes providing reporting, analysis, and planning
  • Support finance leaders in building 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.
  • Incentive/Bonus calculations as assigned
  • Provide key stakeholders with variance analysis and insight by supporting Financial Accounting on monthly and quarterly closes.

  • Scenario planning 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 MS Excel, and relational database applications (Hyperion/Essbase desired)
  • 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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