Financial Analyst

Location
New York
Posted
Apr 10, 2013
Closes
May 10, 2013
Contact
Mr. Human Resources
Category
Other
Duration
Full Time
ALM Media is seeking a Financial Analyst to provide financial and operational support in the areas of budgeting, forecasting, month end closes and business planning.

Responsibilities:
• Work with business leaders to build and analyze budgets and forecasts
• Work closely with operations to develop tools and analyses to increase the productivity/profitability of business units
• Provide direct support for 2 key business units, the New York Law Journal & National Law Journal. The position includes budgeting, assisting with the monthly close, forecasting, revenue reporting, risk assessment, and other Ad-hoc duties relating to these publications
• Assist business units with analysis of new initiatives, programs, promotions and other business development opportunities
• Assist the accounting & operations departments with the month-end close and budget process
• Report on financial results and key metrics against appropriate base comparisons (prior year, budget, reforecast); perform in-depth analyses to prepare and present business projections & deviations from plan
• Develop ad-hoc reports using Excel and other financial systems

Requirements:
• Bachelors degree in finance or accounting is a must
• 5+ years of experience within an accounting or finance department; work experience in publishing or media is a big plus
• Must have solid experience with accounting fundamentals
• Experience working on the month-end closing process
• Experience with budget process
• Strong experience with financial modeling. Ability to produce metrics reports such as dashboards/scorecards.
• Strong working knowledge of Excel using pivot tables and macros
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• FRX (Forecasting tool) experience is a plus
• Ability to work independently and within a team environment
• Proven track record of system implementation and enhancement
• Reporting skills, financial diagnosis, Microsoft Solomon reporting software, Analyzing Information, Statistical Analysis, process improvement, financial planning and strategy.

This person must have strong presentation, interpersonal and communication skills as he/she will be dealing with all levels of business. This is a great opportunity for someone to gain insight into the operations and business side of the organization. If you are looking to work in an entrepreneurial environment with tremendous growth potential, we want to hear from you.



Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements to opportunities@alm.com for immediate consideration. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls or agencies please. ALM is an equal opportunity employer that encourages and values diversity. M/F/D/V

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