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Senior Financial Analyst (Hybrid)

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Date: Jun 14, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US, 10281

Company: Associated Press

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world's population sees AP journalism every day.

 

The Associated Press seeks a Senior Financial Analyst for AP News Finance team based in New York City.

 

The Senior Financial Analyst will be a key member of the News Finance team; responsible for the financial oversight of a worldwide operation with an expense budget of over $200m and over 1,400 staff members.

 

This position will provide value-added financial support, operational analysis, and expense control guidance to both Finance and News management while continuously working to complete a myriad of standard and ad hoc assignments within prescribed deadlines.

 

The successful candidate must be able to multi-task, change priorities rapidly, and bring all projects to a timely and accurate conclusion. The individual must be able to react quickly and think creatively in response to all analytical requests.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Assist with the daily expense monitoring and financial analysis required to maintain the economic solvency of the News division
  • Participate in the annual budget process which includes a bottom-up plan encompassing detailed headcount analysis as well as focused attention to primary expense general ledger accounts
  • Monitor budget performance during monthly closing process which will include variance analysis, accrual review and report generation
  • Provide Finance and News management with cohesive expense summaries addressing all informational needs
  • Communicate financial results and establish fiscal policy for non-financial managers
  • Prepare and release worldwide monthly financial results to departments in a timely fashion and respond to all questions immediately
  • Develop constructive relationships with business owners and function as the first point of contact in all finance-related issues

 

Requirements:

 

  • Bachelors degree in Finance/Accounting or equivalent experience
  • Minimum three years FP&A experience
  • Superior analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work effectively on an independent basis and in a team environment
  • Must be detail oriented and able to manage multiple priorities with conflicting deadlines.
  • Working knowledge of accounting theories, practices, and GAAP
  • Exceptional interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills

 

Systems Requirements:

 

  • Advanced Excel – familiarity with managing data via pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.
  • User proficiency of Oracle Hyperion Essbase Reporting
  • User proficiency of SAP Business Warehouse (BW/BI), including BEx Analyzer reporting
  • Prefer working knowledge of SAP - General Ledger/GL (ECC).

 

 

Employment is contingent on adhering to all company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols, including providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination in accordance with applicable laws.

 

Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required.  Authorization to work in the United States for any employer is mandatory.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 30, 2022 @ 11:59 PM ET

 

AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws.

 

 

 


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