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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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

REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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.

STAFF RESPONSIBILITY

  • 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.