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 world-renowned newsroom that 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. 


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Job Description


About the Role

We are seeking an experienced accountant who has knowledge and professional judgment to review contracts and transactions, determine proper accounting treatment, and record in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and NYT financial policies. The ideal candidate should also have the ability to query and analyze data sets, summarize data in a concise and meaningful manner, and highlight insights that help inform validating recorded transactions and decision-making. 


  • Participate in month end closing work including the preparation of journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations.

  • Review customer contracts and other transactions and ensure/document the proper accounting following ASC 606 or other relevant accounting standards.

  • Recommend, document, and implement processes and controls to facilitate the proper accounting of revenue and expense contracts.

  • Query, mine, analyze and report on data sets and leverage data analytics tools to validate and support recorded transactions.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders in revenue and operating departments to foster communication, learn about new contracts and products, improve processes and controls, and to ensure the accuracy of accounting, reporting and analysis.

  • Aid in researching accounting questions related to internal and external reporting issues to ensure that financial results are reported in a complete and accurate manner consistent with the Company’s policies and accounting guidelines.

  •  Compile information to satisfy requests from the Company’s external auditors in a complete and accurate manner.

    · Support NYT’s Sarbanes-Oxley program by participating in quarterly and annual assessments, testing, review and/or remediation of test exceptions.

  • Participate as a member of multiple project teams as assigned.

  • Participate in accounting and financial activities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Degree in Accounting or Finance needed. CPA required

  • 3+ years of accounting experience

  • Knowledge of technical accounting pronouncements and standards (GAAP, FASB)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced excel skills (i.e. macros, etc.)

  • Experience with Workday

  • Ability to apply professional discretion and judgment to accounting matters

  • Ability to understand, analyze and summarize complex financial data in a clear concise manner

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to work seamlessly with multiple stakeholders in a cross functional team including the ability to understand business objectives and translate into transactional and reporting impacts

  • Ability to think critically, solve problems successfully and deliver on multiple tasks concurrently

  • Comfort in interpreting existing data and distilling analysis for management

  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and effective under pressure with the ability to meet deadlines

The annual base pay range for this role is between $85,000.00 and $105,000.00. 

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.