Financial Reporting and Budget Analyst

Clarity Media Group   Denver, CO   Full-time     Finance
Posted on March 18, 2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position:   Financial Reporting and Budget Analyst             Department: Finance

Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer                                      Location: Denver, CO          

Salary Range: $85,000 - $95,000

The Financial Reporting and Budget Analyst serves as Clarity Media Group’s corporate budget analyst and financial reporting expert.  This position works closely with the CFO, CEO, and corporate accounting staff in addition to providing support to Clarity’s subsidiaries and corporate parent.  This position operates with a high degree of autonomy and requires a self-starter with a natural proclivity to ask questions and solve problems. 

The position is responsible for corporate financial activities including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting; operational analyses; business case evaluations; GAAP compliance research; financial presentations; and special projects.  The applicant must be an Excel wizard; be proficient in financial modeling and design; understand and operate within multiple reporting systems; and support all units within the organization.

This position is hybrid (3-4 days in office with the remainder remote) and the candidate must be located in close proximity to the Denver metropolitan area.

Job Summary:

The Financial Reporting and Budget Analyst serves as Clarity Media Group’s corporate budget analyst and financial reporting expert.  This position works closely with the CFO, CEO, and corporate accounting staff in addition to providing support to Clarity’s subsidiaries and corporate parent.  This position operates with a high degree of autonomy and requires a self-starter with a natural proclivity to ask questions and solve problems. 

The position is responsible for corporate financial activities including budgeting, forecasting, and reporting; operational analyses; business case evaluations; GAAP compliance research; financial presentations; and special projects.  The applicant must be an Excel wizard; be proficient in financial modeling and design; understand and operate within multiple reporting systems; and support all units within the organization.

Essential Job Duties, Responsibilities and Skills:

  • Lead the annual corporate budgeting process including coordinating and assisting subsidiaries’ budgeting efforts
  • Create and maintain weekly, monthly, and annual reports using Excel and various enterprise reporting systems
  • Monitors actual performance against budget, forecast, and prior year; analyzes variances; and identifies opportunities to improve performance
  • Assist subsidiaries in financial and operational analyses and provide corporate support
  • Ability and willingness to quickly gain a working knowledge of the Company’s industry, operations, and processes
  • Identify and evaluate organizational KPIs
  • Generate periodic cash flow forecasts
  • Create various ad-hoc financial and operational models
  • Generate web metric and benchmarking reports
  • Create executive and board presentations
  • Serve as the organization’s Excel guru
  • Identify and implement process improvements
  • Assist in special projects
  • Communicate clearly, proactively, and with the utmost professionalism and confidentiality
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Strong reporting skills with experience in leading multi-divisional budgets successfully
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to apply good judgment to business practices and processes
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Must be able to travel to Colorado Springs monthly and occasional domestic travel
  • Time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Ability to identify opportunities for improving financial and business operations
  • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential duties as assigned

Education & Work Experience:

  • Media, newspaper, and/or subscription business experience desirable
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field required
  • CPA or CMA desirable
  • 3-5 years as a finance and/or accounting professional
  • Minimum three years of financial budgeting experience
  • Minimum three years of financial reporting experience
  • Operational reporting experience preferred
  • Three years of financial modeling and data analysis experience preferred
  • JDE Enterprise, Hubble reporting, and OneStream reporting software experience a plus
  • Computer Literacy – Mastery in Microsoft Excel; proficient with Microsoft Office, (Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint) and database applications
  • Must read, write, speak and understand English

Physical Demands:

The work is mostly sedentary with periods of light physical activity.  Typical positions require workers to sit, walk, or stand for long periods; lift and carry up to 20 pounds; climb stairs, bend, reach, hold, grasp and turn objects; and use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards.  The work requires the ability to speak normally and to use normal or aided vision and hearing.

Work Hours:

Working hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.  Occasional evenings and weekends may be required during busy seasons.

 

Clarity Media Group is a media holding company that publishes newspapers, magazines, and websites including the Pulitzer Prize winning Colorado Springs Gazette, the Denver Gazette, Colorado Politics, and the Washington Examiner. We are seeking a Financial Reporting and Budget Analyst to join our team. This person will play a key role supporting the CFO and CEO. The position is located in downtown Denver and currently provides flexibility with a hybrid office and remote work arrangement.  The salary range for this position is $85k to $95k per year. We offer the following benefits to eligible employees:

  • Paid Time Off
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Company Paid Short- and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) with Company Match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts/Health Spending Account
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Identity Protection
  • Pet Insurance
  • RTD EcoPass

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

 


Clarity Media Group

555 17th St.
Denver , CO
www.claritymg.com