Accountant Il

The New York Times Company Norfolk , VA 23510

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description:

To provide accounting support and service through journal processing, data verification, account reconciliation and analysis, and issue resolution; to provide superior customer support to the business managers and accounting staff of related business units. Ensure that monthly reconciliations are completed in a timely manner, and to provide assistance ensuring that the month-end close process is performed accurately and timely. The primary area being served by this position will be the NYT Newsroom and its objectives.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform ad-hoc analysis on balance sheet and income statement accounts as requested.

  • Respond to questions from business units regarding general accounting and/or PeopleSoft.

system matters, investigate and resolve GL inconsistencies and assist with certain ad hoc or customized analytics.

  • Apply proper accounting treatment to new and existing financial transactions and record applicable journal entries to the General Ledger in accordance with company financial policies and GAAP.

  • Perform analyses to review accrual amounts and recommend adjustments based on actual activity.

  • Work with department managers and directors to prepare and post journal entries.

  • Assist in the review and analyze expense variances from department forecast.

  • Ensure accounting procedures are properly documented; maintain strong internal controls.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required.

  • 3-5 years general accounting experience required.

  • Ability to convert complex data into meaningful information so actionable plans can be developed.

  • Ability to demonstrate an analytical, methodical and resourceful approach to problem solving.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills, necessary to articulate ideas and prepare analyses.

  • Good interpersonal skills, necessary to build and maintain relationships and interact well across all levels.

  • Ability to prioritize and ensure completion of critical tasks.

  • Ability to work effectively alone as well as in a team environment with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, circumstances, and personal interaction styles.

  • Good understanding of general accounting concepts and procedures.

  • Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Essbase highly desirable.

  • Must be detailed orientated.

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.


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