Financial Analyst

Washington, DC
Jan 26, 2021
Mar 23, 2021
Full Time
Job Description

The Washington Post's FP&A department is seeking a Financial Analyst with experience in financial planning, modeling, and analysis. This role requires good technical Excel skills, but also a sense of creativity and curiosity in the constantly evolving operations of a print and digital media business.

The ideal candidate is expected to be relatively self-sufficient within a close-knit team environment, inquisitive, quick to synthesize data into information, and capable of tackling multiple priorities. The expectation is to become a trusted FP&A partner to key stakeholders. That trust is earned through solid technical analytical work and consistent performance. This person is expected to espouse this approach and mindset in becoming a subject matter expert in specific coverage areas within the business, with a special focus on revenue growth.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the preparation of annual operating plan, quarterly forecast and long-range plan
  • Serve as key FP&A liaison to relevant business stakeholders to optimize operational agility
  • Provide regular ad hoc financial analysis to finance leaders, cross-functional teams and executives to support business strategy
  • Assist with monthly accounting close with timely analysis and review

  • 1-3 years of financial planning, modeling, and analysis experience
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, business or related field
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and relational database applications
  • Knowledge of financial planning systems (Oracle or SAP) and GAAP accounting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven presentation and project management skills
  • The ability to work effectively and independently with all levels of management

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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