MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • GL Accountant, Sr.

    Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/1/2019 12:53 PM)
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    • This position is responsible for all JDE activities related to recording journal entries for the assigned Properties (Newspapers), including monthly account reconciliation of assigned accounts.
    • This position is responsible for tracking newsprint inventory, calculating expense, and approving payments.
    • This position is a key communication link with assigned Properties FP&A contacts.

    This position works in JDE, ImageNow, and BPC (BI tool).


    1. For assigned Properties, prepare monthly journal entries and supporting schedules. Ensure proper approvals have been received.
    2. Prepare documentation for journal entries in the following areas: ad revenue, interactive revenue, circulation revenue, circulation expenses, advertising expenses, newsprint expenses, commission expenses, bonus expenses, and allocations.
    3. Ensure all journal entries and supporting documentation is scanned onto a Shared Drive for long term storage and routing, when needed, to the Properties.
    4. Release P&L detail to department heads at field locations.
    5. Field questions/inquiries from department heads, FP&A contacts, and Publishers regarding financial results and perform research activities.
    6. Complete balance sheet account reconciliations.
    7. Complete sales tax calculations, remit payments to the taxing authorities, and maintain proper reporting and documentation.
    8. Assist FP&A resources with variance analyses and Day 7 reports.
    9. Perform newsprint analyst tasks; tracking inventory orders, receipt, and invoicing.
    10. Complete inventory roll-forward to calculate newsprint expense and generate related journal entry.
    11. Perform bad debt analysis and book bad debt expense.
    12. Generate BPC reports as requested.
    13. Provide customer service to key contacts at field locations.


    • Accounting process and controls knowledge
    • Strong knowledge and application of GAAP
    • Experience in performing financial statement close
    • Ability to read and comprehend written instructions (including process, policy and procedures manuals), correspondence and financial documents
    • Proficient in use of English grammar in written and verbal communications.
    • Able to present organized technical information via email to clients.
    • Ability to hear, comprehend and speak clearly when communicating information and instructions in conversations with other employees and vendors.
    • Demonstrated ability to create Excel spreadsheets using formulas, as needed.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding and execution of instructions in written or oral form
    • Self-initiative
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to maintain calm under pressure
    • Attention to detail
    • Team collaboration skills
    • Customer-focused
    • Ability to communicate technical problems to the appropriate IT staff for system functionality issues and resolution.



    The environmental factors and/or physical requirements of this position include the following:

    • 0-20% Travel (during consolidation times 3-4 straight weeks may be required).
    • This job is performed in a normal office work environment with continuous use of a computer/keyboard. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, and visual acuity to use a keyboard and read written and PC monitor information. The associate frequently is required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light weights of up to 10 pounds.
    • Occasional, moderate job stress due to deadlines, downtime and number of escalated issues from off-site locations.
    • Must be able to attend work on-site during normal business hours to process secure financial transactions.



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