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Senior Financial Accountant

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

The Washington Post’s finance department is looking for an experienced senior accountant to join the financial accounting and reporting team. As a part of this team, you will be responsible for monthly and annual general ledger close procedures with emphasis on international operations, treasury and banking functions, and revenue recognition and expense accruals for multiple lines of business, including content licensing and royalty revenue accounting. Adaptability to ever changing business priorities, intellectual curiosity, and an understanding of how various puzzle pieces fit into the big picture in support of the mission of The Washington Post is crucial to this role.

The Washington Post is the right place for you because you are a dynamic and self-motivated individual contributor, you are interested in applying your skills to evolving business processes, and you want to work with a talented, forward-looking financial accounting and reporting team.


  • You want to contribute to a finance team responsible for the integrity of the financial data that supports the company’s leaders’ ability to make informed strategic decisions.
  • You possess an attention to detail and dedication to quality.
  • You are flexible and willing to take on new and additional tasks as the needs arise.
  • You are adept at using your technical accounting knowledge, and you like to research accounting pronouncements and apply guidance to complex accounting transactions as circumstances present themselves.
  • You enjoy collaborating on cross-functional teams.
  • You are organized and focused on meeting due dates throughout the monthly and annual year-end closing cycles, and you like the challenge of managing your workflow within multiple competing priorities.


The Senior Financial Accountant is responsible for:

  • Preparation of monthly journal entries for treasury functions, including interest income and expense and cash management, revenue and expense accruals for both US and foreign locations.
  • Variance to budget analyses for income statement accounts, international companies, month over month variance analysis for balance sheet accounts.
  • General ledger account reconciliations.
  • Preparation of monthly and annual financial statements for international companies.
  • Meeting monthly and annual reporting deadlines, both internal and external.  
  • Collaborating with appropriate business counterparts, including accounts payable, tax, payroll, and financial planning & analysis teams to ensure completeness and accuracy of the data that flows to the general ledger.
  • Preparation of schedules and supporting data in conjunction with the issuance of annual financial statements and tax filings as requested.
  • Preparation of data and schedules for audit requests during interim and year-end audit cycles in support of both external and internal audits.
  • Preparation of data and schedules in support of the annual budget and interim forecasts. 
  • Updating and/or creating documentation of processes and procedures to enhance the overall quality of journal entry preparation, account reconciliation and financial reporting efforts.
  • Preparation of ad hoc financial analyses, participation in special projects and other duties as assigned.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders.


  • Degree in Accounting, CPA preferred.
  • 3+ years of general ledger accounting, including international operations.
  • A demonstrated understanding of accounting and financial concepts.
  • Clear and concise communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written.
  • Advanced Excel skills, including pivot tables and power pivot.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to prepare and analyze financial statements.
  • Detail-oriented with demonstrated initiative in research and follow-through.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Experience with Oracle, BlackLine, Salesforce, Bloomberg Tax and Accounting – Leases and Fixed Assets and SAP software preferred.

Wherever you are in your life or career, The Washington Post offers comprehensive and inclusive benefits for every step of your journey:

  • Competitive medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Company-paid pension and 401(k) match
  • Three weeks of vacation and up to three weeks of paid sick leave
  • Nine paid holidays and two personal days
  • 20 weeks paid parental leave for any new parent
  • Robust mental health resources
  • Backup care and caregiver concierge services
  • Gender affirming services
  • Pet insurance
  • Free Post digital subscription
  • Leadership and career development programs

Benefits may vary based on the job, full-time or part-time schedule, location, and collectively bargained status.

The Post strives to provide its readers with high-quality, trustworthy news and information while constantly innovating. That mission is best served by a diverse, multi-generational workforce with varied life experiences and perspectives. All cultures and backgrounds are welcomed. 

The innovation doesn’t end in the Newsroom – dozens of teams power The Washington Post.  We are now hiring the next innovator – how will you Impact Tomorrow?


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