Business Manager / Financial Manager

Meredith Corporation Des Moines , IA 50301

Posted 7 months ago

Job Title

Business Manager / Financial Manager

Job Description

The Business Manager supports preeminent brands in Meredith's Entertainment division, and prepares month end close, forecasts, budgets and strategic plans, analytical studies and other financial reports in accordance with accounting principles, practices and procedures as established by the Corporation and the Publishing Group.

In addition, the Business Manager:

  • Resolves problems and answers questions from external/internal customers that relate to accounting methods or systems.

  • Coordinates with departmental directors regarding monthly spending and annual budget preparation.

  • Advises management of economic impact of operating decisions.

Essential Job Functions
50% - Prepares month end close, forecast, operating budgets, and strategic plans. Communicates results to management.
10% - Prepares balance sheet reconciliations for assigned profit centers.
10% - Works with department managers to establish and maintain budgets for promotional and edit/art spending. Provides reporting of actual spending against budget. Advises management of potential variances from budget.
10% - Develops and maintains procedures to ensure accurate financial statement preparation and safeguarding of company assets.
10% - Prepares analysis related to development and administration of payroll and incentive plans.
10% - Assists with other special projects and duties as assigned.

III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.


Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, or equivalent training and/or experience. CPA preferred.


Three-four years experience in accounting or financial analysis.

Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of Excel; preferred knowledge of Oracle.

Experience in general ledger accounting and balance sheet account reconciliation are preferred.

Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Good verbal and written communication skills.

Ability to interact effectively with all levels of management.

Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously.

Ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.

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It is the policy of Meredith to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Meredith will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Meredith participates in the federal E-Verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees. For further information about the E-Verify program, please click here:


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