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Senior Accountant

Responsible for overall accounting for the Quartz Media Inc. entities, with a primary focus in the area of revenue recognition.  Responsible for interaction with operations, finance, legal, tax and third parties to ensure complete understanding of complex nature of the relationships and the appropriate accounting for these transactions, of which some may include various foreign currencies.  Responsible for preparation of monthly journal entries, as well as balance sheet and income statement account analysis.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the  entire close process including researching and posting month end journal entries.
  • Responsible for preparation of quarterly reporting package schedules for internal and external reporting purposes.  
  • Analyze and properly record various types of multi-currency entries.
  • Prepare account reconciliations, research and resolve any account reconciling items.
  • Supports the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, and supporting analyses, along with meaningful commentary to explain results/variances to various levels within the organization.
  • Review and streamline/improve existing processes; document processes for training, internal audit and SOX purposes. Compile and analyze performance metrics to identify areas for improvement.
  • Document policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Supports external audit requests by providing account analyses and support for selections.
  • Research and maintain current knowledge of GAAP requirements for accurate reporting of various issues.
  • Prepare and evaluate month-end budget analysis for assigned departments and respond to inquiries from managers.
  • Evaluate and approve payment requests for assigned departments.
  • Other finance projects and ad-hoc reporting as needed.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a BS degree in Accounting/Finance and a CPA.
  • Minimum 4 years of accounting experience.
  • Minimum 1 year in a supervisory role.
  • Big-4 Public/private background.
  • Experience in media and entertainment industry is a plus.
  • Knowledge of NetSuite or equivalent.
  • System savvy, in depth understanding of system integrations.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and sense of ownership.
  • Positive attitude and dependable team player.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to prioritize activities and manage workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to complete assignments with minimal supervision, and effective writing, presentation and communication skills.

 

About Quartz

Quartz was founded in 2012 to serve a new kind of business leader with bracingly creative and intelligent journalism that’s built for users first. It is now more than 230 people around the world, including more than 100 journalists, with a significant presence in New York, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Quartz has won numerous awards for its journalism, product, design, and sales leadership, including a prestigious Gerald Loeb Award. It is owned by Uzabase, the business intelligence and media company—and is now embarking on building its own operational team following its sale by Atlantic Media. You can read more about Quartz here, including the company’s values.

Enterprise Values

Quartz recruits talent for two salient attributes or qualities:

  • Force of Ideas: At the center of Quartz work are the ideas within our writing.  We believe that ideas – to the good and not – have consequence. Our highest work is bringing rigor, insight, intellectual honesty, to that ultimate purpose of separating the bad from the good, and giving voice to the latter.
  • Spirit of Generosity - Quartz seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Quartz writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

 

Quartz Media LLC is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

 

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