MediaNews Group, Inc.

Accounting Operations Director

Job Locations US-CO-Denver
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/31/2020 9:34 AM)
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The Accounting Ops Director has full responsibility for Flash Reporting, Forecasting, Budgeting, and monthly reporting for all Adtaxi, MNGi, Corporate, Digital/IT business units. Has overall responsibility for assigned accounting operations and systems as well as associated analysis and report preparation while working directly with field leadership. Ensures compliance with the organization's accounting policies and procedures, including developing, establishing and implementing new policies when needed or revising current ones.


  • Prepares monthly close review including analysis and provides executive level summary and explanation.
  • Handles monthly and ad hoc requests for commission payout amounts, accruals, variance explanations, financial reporting.
  • Prepares digital allocations, reviews balance sheet reconciliations and consolidation schedules, weekly flash and periodic updating of forecast.
  • Analyzes location financial statements for assigned accounting operations, cash flow reporting, GAAP, building analytical reports, and performs research as needed.
  • Verifies that new credit applications are completed for new customers and for any credit risk, while monitoring bad debt for assigned accounting operations. working with collections team as needed.
  • Calculates monthly commissions and assists with Salesforce projects to provide finance projections and COGS and profitability by customer.
  • Supports organization financial objectives by providing financial analyses and recommendations.
  • Develops accounting organizational strategies by contributing accounting and financial information, analysis, and recommendations for strategic thinking and direction, and establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Establishes accounting operational strategies by evaluating trends, establishing critical measurements, designing systems, resolving problems, and implementing change.
  • Provides financial projections by coordinating budget/forecast preparation, collecting, analyzing, and consolidating financial information.
  • Maximizes sales margins by reviewing profitability and recommending product and service pricing policies.


  • At least 5 years of previous experience, 4 years of public accounting is a strong plus
  • Deep understanding of consolidated accounting.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP (generally accepted accounting principles).
  • Ability to research and resolve issues and to present financial information in a logical manner.
  • Work independently as well as part of a team, while prioritizing workload with minimal supervision and managing multiple projects.
  • Computer accounting software skills, including strong Excel skills such pivot tables, VLOOKUP, index match. Oracle experience preferred, including report writing and experience in planning and forecasting software.
  • Project Management.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, high-pressure, dynamic environment with tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Experience with JD Edwards, Oracle, BPC or other EPM Reporting Tools is a huge plus


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