Los Angeles Times

2300 E. Imperial Highway
EL Segundo , CA
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Accounting Manager

Los Angeles Times
EL Segundo, CA Full-time
Posted on October 3, 2018

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The Corporate Finance and Accounting department is a quickly developing group within the LA Times.  These functions were previously performed by a centralized group under previous ownership.  Given the change to Local ownership of the LA Times, we are looking to build a corporate finance and accounting department in El Segundo, CA.


The Accounting Manager will assist in the implementation of a new ERP system.  The Accounting Director will hire and manage a team of 8 accounting staff members who perform the period-end financial close and subsequent balance sheet account reconciliations. The Accounting Director will be responsible for the general ledger, procurement, payables, fixed asset and payroll areas within the Accounting department.


  • Act as team leader and subject matter expert on most complex/critical areas.
  • Be responsible for staff development.
  • Assist in the implementation of a new ERP system.
  • Review and approve the work of staff accountants.
  • Ensure compliance with internal controls and take a lead role in assessing/designing control procedures.
  • Hire, train and develop staff to ensure effective, quality execution of department objectives and address deficiencies as needed.
  • Formulate, benchmark, and monitor achievement of the objectives, strategies, goals and action plans of the department and staff


  • 4 year college degree in Accounting
  • Proven ability to lead and develop a team of professionals
  • 6+ years of total accounting experience.
  • CPA highly desirable
  • Ability to work with numerous “clients”.
  • Detailed and service oriented.
  • Ability to meet strict time deadlines.
  • Solid knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
  • Well-developed Excel, Access, Word and general ledger skills.


  • Will have complete responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of a large functional team (8 direct reports) – including staff development, performance evaluations, hire/fire recommendations, etc.