Department: Finance
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Reports To: Vice President of Finance
Dotted Line Reports To: N/A FLSA
Status: Exempt Directly Supervises: N/A

Job Summary:
This position reports to the VP of Finance requiring GL Accounting knowledge and is responsible for financial functions including financial planning analysis and reporting. The position will oversee and assist with function of the company including office administration, day to day accounting functions, month end close, responsible for budgeting and forecasting.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide final review and approval of all general ledger account reconciliations.
Provide FP&A support to the Leadership team
Build PowerPoint presentations with accompanying commentary to report on monthly P&L results and look forward estimates.
Assist VP Finance in financial planning, analysis and reporting, including weekly forecasts roll-ups and the annual budget roll-up and reports.
Assist VP Finance in tracking capital expenditure requests.
Analyze financial data by collecting, monitoring and creating financial models for decision support
Improve financial status by analyzing results; monitoring variances; identifying trends; recommending actions to management.
Work tenaciously toward stretch goals and property financial performance.
Provide ad hoc reports as needed, both existing and newly created including consolidated roll-up reports for the newspaper division weekly, monthly, annually.
Mentor and train local finance team.
Communicate the organization's vision, gains team commitment and motivates others to take action.

Other Duties:
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements:
Accounting or Finance degree required
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role
Strong financial analysis foundation creating forecasts and models
Experience using strong analytical (quantitative as well as qualitative) skills including building models, prior data mining and on line market research
Experience will full cycle budget to including monthly forecasting
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, word processing, data query/database management and reporting software

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions.
Financial systems understanding
Ability to use computer and related application software
Individual must have ability to learn and use proprietary software
Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills in order to build effective relationships with customer’s managers and co-workers that support the organization
Excellent attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal skills

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity. Typical positions require workers to walk or stand for long periods; occasionally lift and carry up to 20 pounds; bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

What We're Looking For:

Do you have a passion for details??Can you explain complicated concepts in a simple way??Are you known for your mad organizational skills??Do you dream in Excel
spreadsheets and pie charts??Do you enjoy financial planning analysis and reporting??Do you like working on a team???

If so, then we’re looking for you! The Colorado Springs Gazette, located in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, CO is searching for an experienced Assistant Controller. Our ideal candidate has the ability to understand complex financial scenarios and has experience with the full cycle budgeting process including forecasting. We’re looking for someone with at least 5 years of hands on experience who has a strong understanding of financial systems, financial planning and analyzing financial data.??

Who We Are:

Working at the Gazette means that you’ll be working with award winning news, video and marketing teams. You’ll also be working for a reputable media
company that’s been around for more than 100 years. We are a two time Pulitzer Prize winner, the premier source of news and information for Colorado Springs
and the Pikes Peak Region and the second largest circulation newspaper in Colorado.??

You’ll learn from some of the best professionals and most importantly, you’ll work for a company that values our community and strives to make it a better place to live, work and raise a family.?

What We Offer:

The Gazette offers competitive pay and a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, critical illness and accident insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, a 401k plan, identify theft, legal, pet insurance and paid holidays, vacation, sick, personal and volunteer time.??

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Assistant Controller Located At Co, Colorado Springs - Job Post By: The Gazette

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