Gannett is growing and seeking an energetic Corporate Accountant with 2-3 years of general accounting experience to assist the team with daily, monthly and annual corporate accounting activities relating to Inventory, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable.
This position will collaborate with business operations, corporate functions- incl. shared services, customers, suppliers and auditors- internal and external.
Responsibilities also include ensuring that deadlines are met and work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. The position is based in McLean, VA and reports into the Manager of Corporate Accounting.
The Corporate Accountant will assist with identifying opportunities to improve processes, develop and maintain effective controls and procedures.
In this role, you will:
Understand underlying businesses and related processes as a foundation for responsibilities.
Assist with accurate and timely reporting of functional business units’ financials.
Perform monthly and quarterly expense and revenue accounting close procedures including journal entry preparation, account reconciliation, pricing, analysis and reporting.
Analyze and reconcile relevant general ledger accounts. Investigate and clear reconciling items on a timely basis for all assigned accounts.
Assist with the review of contracts, order forms, invoices and statements of work to identify appropriate event expense and revenue recognition issues.
Assist with financial analysis as well as ensure appropriate accounting for new significant contracts.
Support Management with various process improvement projects, including but not limited to, the implementation of policies, procedures, and controls.
Provide assistance with internal and external audit requirements as needed.
Assist with special projects.
Here’s what you need:
Bachelor’s Degree - business/accounting related ideally
2+ years of accounting experience.
Strong computer skills including Excel, good word processing skills, and prior experience with general ledger software or ERP system.
Must have ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization.
Exceptional analytical skills, excellent problem-solving skills, organizational savvy, high energy, strong initiative and the ability to manage multiple tasks.
Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines.
Able to manage a high volume of transactions timely and accurately.
The ideal candidate should have a basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and applies these principles in all aspects of work.
Ideally the Corporate Accounting Senior should have a basic understanding of and experience in Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance.
Internal Number: 7925
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