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 exceptional math skills, the ability to understand complex financial scenarios and experience with the full cycle budgeting process including forecasting. We’re looking for someone with a degree in Accounting or Finance and at least 5 years of hands on experience with a strong understanding of financial systems, financial planning and analyzing financial data.
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, 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
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.
Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements: •Accounting or Finance degree required •Minimum of 5 years’ experience •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
Internal Number: 1096
About Colorado Springs Gazette
The Gazette is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper and is the premier source of news and information for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. The Gazette has multiple digital and print products including a daily newspaper, four weekly newspapers, www.gazette.com, niche websites such as www.outtherecolorado.com, www.coloradopolitics.com, www.coloradosprings.com, www.gazettepreps.com and multiple channels of social media.
Located in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine annually. Whether you are white water rafting through the Royal Gorge, cycling through beautiful national parks, skiing/snowboarding at our world class resorts, hiking Colorado’s mountain peaks or trails or attending local sports events, there are multiple options for Colorado recreational activities in every season!