Senior Financial Accountant

Washington, DC
Aug 26, 2019
Oct 01, 2019
Full Time
Application Instructions

Please list all professional experience and explain any gaps in employment history.

Job Description

The Washington Post is seeking a dynamic and self-motivated senior accountant interested in working with a forward-looking general ledger team. The purchase of The Washington Post by Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, has propelled the company into the elite set of US digital publishers. Along with the robust investment and record-breaking growth in digital revenue, traffic and subscriptions comes the responsibility of providing complete and accurate financial information to enable the company's leaders to make informed strategic decisions. You will be part of a team charged with this task; using technical accounting knowledge combined with comprehensive judgment to record, reconcile and report results.

A strong candidate in this position must possess intellectual curiosity and a dedication to quality. The position's responsibilities will include accounting for our soaring digital advertising and various other business activities, assisting with the monthly general ledger close and providing support to the annual audit and financial statement preparation. We are looking for someone who can leverage technological solutions to improve efficiencies and assist in the implementation of robotic processing automation and major new accounting standards.

Requirements include:

• Degree in Accounting (CPA is a plus)

• 2+ years of general ledger

• Solid Excel skills required; database experience preferred

• A demonstrated understanding of accounting and financial concepts

• Ability to work effectively in a team environment