Senior Financial Analyst
The Wirecutter is seeking an entrepreneurial and operationally-oriented Senior Financial Analyst to help scale the Wirecutter into a significant part of the New York Times Company's business, by helping to lead the financial planning & analysis, and building the operational processes to support its execution.
Why you should apply:
As the Senior Financial Analyst, you will report to the Director of Finance and Analytics and serve as the key point of contact for the flow of revenues and expenses throughout the Wirecutter organization. In a still-developing and rapidly growing organization, you will work with cross-functional business partners to not only quantify opportunities and risks, but to ensure that operational and financial processes mesh seamlessly to allow for accurate reporting of results. This role would be suitable for a financial professional who enjoys applying his/her functional expertise in the very midst of a lively business.
About The Wirecutter:
Founded five years ago by journalists fed up with the time and energy it takes to shop, The Wirecutter (which includes its sister site The Sweethome) developed a simpler approach to giving buying advice: just tell people exactly what to get in one single guide. The company's purpose: to help people find great things, quickly and easily. Through rigorous testing, research, reporting, and whatever means necessary, they create straightforward recommendations that save readers from unnecessary stress, time, and effort. We then monetize these guides by enabling our readers to easily purchase the products they are interested in.
The Wirecutter was recently acquired by, and is now a subsidiary of The New York Times Company. As part of the acquisition, the Times is investing in The Wirecutter to accelerate its business through editorial category expansion, development of more robust product features and unlocking new revenue streams.
- Support the Director of Finance and Analytics in financial planning and analysis
- Manage departmental spending budgets based on the plan
- Maintain the Revenue model, accounting for assumption updates in affiliate, advertising, sponsorships and other sources of revenue
- Propose and implement improvements to existing financial processes, balancing smooth operational flow with efficiency and accuracy; understand and incorporate cross-functional needs
- Oversee AP processes (purchasing cards, T&E, invoicing), ensuring payments are approved and processed accurately and on time, and appropriately coded for the correct department and account
- Partner with the Business Development team and Accounting to improve the timeliness of revenue recognition and collection
- Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or Economics
- CPA and/or MBA strongly preferred
- Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in Corporate Finance, preferably in a planning and analysis or business partnering role
- Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and professional manner, both verbally and in writing
- Positive attitude, determined to structure fact-supported solutions out of highly ambiguous situations; willingness to own projects from start to finish
- Ability to organize one's workload and adhere to deadlines in a fast-moving environment with rapidly developing priorities
- Advanced level MS Excel skills, and proficiency with other Microsoft Office applications
- Experience using Hyperion Essbase a plus
- NYC based
Culture and benefits at The New York Times Company and The Wirecutter:
- Though The Wirecutter has physical locations in both NYC and LA, the company promotes and encourages a remote workforce, so that our employees can work in flexible and comfortable ways.
- We are committed to career development, supported by a formal mentoring program as well as tuition reimbursement. The New York Times Company offers frequent panel discussions and talks by industry leaders (Sheryl Sandberg, Melinda Gates and Ta-Nehisi Coates are a few recent examples), that we encourage our employees to attend.
- We believe diversity fuels innovation and creativity, and we have a variety of employee groups and task forces across The New York Times Company and The Wirecutter dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace.
- We offer a generous parental leave policy, which was recently expanded in response to employee feedback. Birth mothers receive 16 weeks fully paid, adoptive parents and birth fathers receive 10 weeks also fully paid. Similarly, we offer competitive health and dental insurance, as well as 401k matching.
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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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