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POST DATE 9/16/2016
END DATE 10/12/2016
JOB DESCRIPTIONSTAFF ACCOUNTANT
Requisition ID: 29639BR
Location: Melville, New York
Position Type: Full Time
Newsday Media Group (NMG) is one of the nation s most dynamic media organizations, serving Long Island and New York City through its portfolio of mobile and digital products, print publications and live events. With 19 Pulitzer Prizes and other esteemed awards for outstanding journalism, our mission and vision is to engage consumers and businesses by connecting them to the communities in which they live, work and play.
NMG properties include the award-winning Newsday, Newsday.com; amNewYork, New York City s most widely circulated free daily paper along with its mobile app and amNY.com; Newsday Connect, the digital solutions company serving Long Island business owners; and Newsday Local Publishing, one of the Northeast's largest groups of weekly shopper publications.
Newsday is currently seeking an Accountant to join our Financial Reporting team in our Melville, NY office location. In this position, you will record journal entries, prepare balance sheet account analysis and ensure accuracy of financial statements prepared for the month end close process. Prepare/review monthly variance explanations and liaison with upper management and financial analysts. Ensure compliance related to the Company s sales and use and unclaimed property matters to minimize risk. Assist in various projects and other ad hoc analysis as assigned. *Bachelors degree in Accounting.
*2-3 years Accounting-related work experience within a public or corporate accounting department.
*Must be self-starter and detail oriented. Strong analytical and follow through skills to meet deadlines while organizing workflow and priorities.
*Effective communication skills to successfully interact with managers and staff.
*Solid MS Office (Excel, Word) skills. Knowledge of Oracle Financials and sales tax experience a plus.
*Must have ability to work beyond normal workday during period end close.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintain a drug-free and smoke- free workplace.