Financial Analyst-NYC Media Company / Salary $80K

The Financial Analyst will assist in planning, analysis, day-to-day balance sheet administration, controllership, and reporting including annual planning, monthly/quarterly financial reporting, estimate preparation, and expense analysis. He or she will work with Corporate Finance, liaise with finance partners, and interact with operational personnel to fulfill various analysis and requests.
The Financial Analyst’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
” Support the Senior Manager, Finance and CFO with the annual planning process
” Assist with the preparation, consolidation, reporting and analysis of the monthly estimate
” Create and analyze financial packages for monthly and quarterly financial results
” Maintain financial models in functional areas (programming, marketing, etc) and update for changes and improvements
” Assist in the analysis of expenses: variances, opportunities for savings, rolling out of cost containment efforts, etc.
” Implement, enforce, and audit accounting policies and procedures
” Closing and Reporting
o Perform the day to day activities related to the monthly and quarterly closes
o Initiate/review journal entries by compiling and analyzing account information
o Prepare monthly accruals associated with key accounts
o Review financial statements
o Prepare account reconciliations
o Reconcile financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information
” Help prepare and consolidate various ad hoc analysis, reports and information requests
Qualified candidates should have:
” Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
” Media industry experience preferred
” 3+ years of finance or accounting experience
” Strong excel skills including using advanced features like linking workbooks for consolidation, manipulating pivot tables and advanced formulas
” Ability to prepare power point presentations
” Ability to pull large data sets from systems and synthesize data into summarized, meaningful information
” An understanding of the principles of finance and accounting
” Experience using a general ledger accounting system, preferably Oracle
” Ability to analyze reports and data, provide concise explanations, problem solve, and multi-task