MediaNews Group, Inc.

  • Financial Analyst

    Job Locations US-MN-Saint Paul
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/9/2020 5:36 PM)
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    St. Paul Pioneer Press, a subsidiary of MediaNews Group, is seeking a Financial Analyst to join the team!  MediaNews Group offers news reporting and third party advertising and marketing opportunities through its multi-platform products which include: web, mobile, tablet, and print.  We are one of the largest media groups in the U.S., serving high-value audiences and connecting advertisers to them. MNG publishes award-winning content (49 Pulitzers) that amasses and engages a nationwide audience via 800 multi-media platforms including web, mobile, social, and print.  We are transforming the news industry.


    This is an analytic role within the Finance Department working with cross functional teams to improve business performance. This role will provide financial analysis, budgeting and forecasting, process improvement, and support to department managers.


    Major Functions:

    • Develops financial analysis to support departmental objectives and strategic direction.
    • Provides leadership for departmental budgeting and forecasting efforts.
    • Works closely with department managers on process improvement efforts.
    • Develops recommendations to enhance company reporting and data quality.
    • Employs sophisticated financial and analytical concepts to define and measure business drivers and key metrics.
    • Works closely with Finance management to enhance company financial performance through a variety of financial analysis and projects.
    • Analyzes departmental financial results and communicates key trends and issues.
    • Assist with month end close - preparation of journal entries and variance analysis.
    • Preparation of monthly commission calculations.
    • Assist with Accounts Payable



    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field.


    • 1-3 years of progressive experience in financial analysis preferred.


    • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel with the ability to learn new technologies and systems
    • Self-driven with the ability to work with teams and work individually
    • Attention to detail and ability to self-check work
    • Expected to exercise judgement and independent thinking on a daily basis
    • Ability to hit deadlines while ensuring quality of work.



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