Senior Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
May 17, 2023
Sep 12, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post's FP&A department is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst with expertise in financial modeling, analysis, and headcount planning who would focus primarily on Newsroom analysis and support. 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.

  • You are interested in connecting digital analytics to actionable, financial insights
  • You understand the importance of careful and consistent review
  • You are a self-starter with an ability to simplify and communicate complex ideas
  • You seek to understand the "Why" behind decisions
  • You want to be a key part in the daily operations of a growing media business

  • Provide strategic modeling and ad hoc financial analysis support on Newsroom proposals and initiatives
  • Research and understand trends in the media industry and apply findings to financial analysis
  • Budget, plan, and track Newsroom headcount and associated expenses
  • Develop presentations to communicate analysis and insights to senior-level audiences
  • Provide key stakeholders with variance analysis and insight by supporting Financial Accounting on monthly and quarterly closes
  • 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

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?