Overview

Job Location:
New York, NY

The mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for. 

 

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

 

This position is responsible for the accurate recording of revenue, expense and balance sheet areas in accordance with financial policy and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles. This position involves leading day to day accounting activities of assigned areas, and to ensure compliance of accounting policies and procedures, internal controls, and Sarbanes-Oxley key controls. This position is responsible for the proper accounting of digital subscription revenue and will be a contributor to special projects such as Workday Financials and the B2C subscription accounting system replacement. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage accounting activities in assigned balance sheet, revenue and expense areas. Activities include preparing, reviewing and supervising monthly closing, reserve and accrual analysis and balance sheet reconciliations. 

  • Ensure timely and accurate accounting in compliance with GAAP and with Company financial policies and procedures. Ensure proper internal controls. 

  • Review customer contracts and other transactions and ensure the proper accounting in accordance with ASC606 or other relevant accounting standards. Document conclusions for approval by senior management and auditors.

  • Plan, direct and coordinate research of technical accounting issues, including those related to revenue recognition and to the accruals and deferrals of various revenue and expense activities. Monitor activities of standard setting bodies (FASB and SEC). Document accounting conclusions for approval by senior management and external auditors.

  • Support Sarbanes-Oxley work, including the preparation of quarterly and annual assessments, testing, review, and remediation of test exceptions, as assigned by the Director of Corporate Compliance. 

  • Collaborate with colleagues in operating departments to foster communication, improve processes and controls and to ensure the accuracy of accounting, reporting, and analysis. 

  • Support and provide documentation to Internal and External Auditors as needed and during quarter-end and year-end reporting periods. 

  • Work with IT and Business teams on special system projects such as Workday and the B2C subscription accounting system replacement project, defining requirements, testing functionality and documenting conclusions for approval.

  • Prepare ad-hoc reporting and analysis as needed, including the creation of analysis for decision support.

Customers and Contacts:

Corporate Controller

Financial Directors and Managers in Operating Groups

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Accounting Officer

Finance team at Shared Services Center

Technology Department

Internal and External Auditors

Qualifications:

  • You have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and a CPA certification.

  • You are committed to continuing education on current and emerging GAAP/SEC issues that impact the digital media industry.

  • You have 5+ years combined experience in accounting or finance (public and private.)

  • You are a master of spreadsheet, presentation, analytics, database and financial applications.

  • You have knowledge of technical accounting pronouncements and standards (GAAP, FASB).

  • You apply your professional accounting or finance experience to accounting matters.

  • You focus on operational and executional details and improve established processes.

  • You lead individual, well-defined processes and projects to completion.

  • You are proficient at interpreting and summarizing financial data in a clear and concise manner.

  • You make recommendations for process improvements and projects.

  • You empower your peers and team to make an impact.

  • You enjoy collaborating across the company, with both financial and non-financial professionals.

  • You are respected for the quality and reliability of your work; trusted for your integrity.

  • You effectively receive feedback, provide feedback to others and manage individual career development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Your experience with PeopleSoft, Essbase or Workday is a plus.

Statement About Other Duties:

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change, e.g., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, special projects, technological developments, etc.

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