Financial Analyst

Job Locations US-FL-Deerfield Beach
Posted Date 2 months ago(12/6/2021 1:04 PM)
Requisition ID
4712
Category
Finance / Accounting - Analysts
Position Type
Full-Time
Physical Work Location
Sun Sentinel - On-Site

Overview

The Finance Analyst will be a key business partner to Florida’s leadership directly supporting their teams in accounting, billing, budgeting, analysis, and reporting matters.

 

Reporting directly to the Financial Planning Manager, activities include developing and maintaining the Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel’s operating plan, providing expert financial support to the various cross functional teams, and delivering contractual commitments to commercial customers.  He/she/they will be responsible for the Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel’s financial reporting integrity, budget and forecast, accounting procedures, policies and control environment.

 


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Responsibilities

  • Partner with the Directors of Manufacturing and Distribution and their teams to provide critical financial support, metric reporting, and analysis related to cost controls, capital requests, contract negotiations and new business initiatives.
  • Coordinate with Commercial Customers, suppliers, and manufacturing employees to accurately account for, report, and record paper and other raw material expenses.  Complete warehouse physical inventory count each Monday or as needed.
  • Create weekly invoices for commercial printing work in accordance with contract terms. 
  • Complete monthly journal entries by financial close deadlines.
  • Evaluate and incorporate revenue and expense trends into weekly & monthly forecasts.
  • Create budget templates, reports and analysis, and presentation documents as assigned.
  • Provide insightful variance analysis on monthly and quarterly basis.
  • Ensure that the reports and analyses are accurate and relevant to management decision-making.
  • Assist the Florida VP of Finance and Advertising Team in evaluating profitability of existing products and programs.  Provide job costing for new opportunities and volume forecasts for preprint orders.
  • Ensure that accounting procedures are in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Tribune Publishing’s policies. 
  • Participate in audit reviews and complete SOX documentation accurately, thoroughly and on time.

REVENUE/EXPENSE/BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITY

  • Responsible for the annual budget and monthly forecasts for assigned areas.
  • Responsible to Florida’s executive leadership team and VP of Finance in monitoring the Sun Sentinel and Orlando Sentinel’s profitability so that the business units can attain its annual revenue and AEBITDA goals.
  • Working relationships: 
  • Key finance professionals across the organization
  • Regular communication and contact with managers and employees of cross functional departments regarding procedure, policy and data as well as performance to plan.
  • Regular communication with suppliers and customers.
  • Working relationships exist with the Publishing Group Corporate Office, Circulation Shared Services, Procurement, Internal Auditors, and External Auditors.

Qualifications

  • Four-year college education with a major in accounting/finance.
  • Proven track-record in developing excellent working relationships with finance and non-finance people.
  • Should possess in-depth knowledge of planning and forecasting. 
  • Strong communication, organizational, data mining, and analytical skills are required. 
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Experience successfully managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Familiar with SOX and Internal Controls.
  • Manufacturing and/or Distribution experience preferred.
  • Software experience:
    • ERP system (Intermediate), Oracle preferred.
    • Planning system experience (Advanced), Smartview preferred.
    • Excel and Access (Advanced).
    • Teams, Outlook, Google for Business, SharePoint (Intermediate).
    • Ability to quickly learn industry specific software.

 PHYSICAL JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Work in Deerfield Beach, FL office/warehouse at least 1-2 days/week (Monday morning required).  Remote work permissible on other days.
  • Ability to stand and walk on concrete for up to 2 hours at a time.
  • Sight and manual dexterity for use of computer and hand-held scanner.


Tribune Publishing Company is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism. Headquartered in Chicago, Tribune Publishing Company operates local media businesses in eight markets with titles including the Chicago Tribune, The Baltimore Sun, Orlando Sentinel, South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Virginia’s Daily Press and The Virginian-Pilot, The Morning Call of Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Hartford Courant.

 

Tribune Publishing Company also operates Tribune Content Agency (TCA) and the Daily Meal.

 

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