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Financial Analyst

Atlantic Media, publisher of titles including The Atlantic, National Journal, and Government Executive, seeks a quantitative and qualitative mind to assist with financial planning and analysis, forecast modeling, and performance tracking.  

As part of Atlantic Media’s finance team, this individual will be responsible for supporting The Atlantic and its component divisions.  They will provide and analyze performance data, make financial recommendations to business managers, and participate substantively in key strategic and operational decisions.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Working with executive leadership to build The Atlantic’s annual budget, including financial and operating goals for each year. Analyze monthly financial and operating performance against the budget and report results to business leaders.
  • Partnering with managers of The Atlantic’s events, advertising, consulting, consumer revenue, and editorial divisions to achieve budget goals and business objectives; includes developing business cases and making recommendations
  • Building complex financial models and forecasts for overall business as well as individual divisions and product lines
  • Developing multi-year financial and operating plans in partnership with executive leadership
  • Collaborating with Accounting & Finance team to ensure proper revenue and expense classifications and ultimate accuracy of financial statements

The ideal candidate should possess:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting with 2-3 years relevant experience
  • Strong understanding of financial, budget, and business planning processes
  • Strong analytical and relational thinking skills; ability to reduce extensive data sets into relevant, actionable insights
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and experience communicating quantitative and statistical analyses
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel; experience with other forecasting tools a plus
  • Adherence to deadlines and ability to maintain focus under pressure
  • Ability to work proactively and independently, while handling multiple projects simultaneously
  • Comfort with ambiguity and shifts in direction, balanced with attention to detail
  • Dedication to client service, grace under pressure and spirit of generosity

 

Atlantic Media Values
Across Atlantic Media, generally, the firm looks for two “pillar gifts” in you, and everyone else.  In all of us, these are more aspirational than actual, but they are central in our intentions.

  • Force of Ideas:  At the center of Atlantic Media 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:  Atlantic Media seeks in its ranks a spirit of generosity – a natural disposition in each colleague toward service and selfless conduct.  Atlantic Media writing should be cut from the same cloth – critical on the merits but informed by charity and forbearance in measuring motive and personal character.

 

Atlantic Media is an EOE of Minorities/Women/Vets/Disability.

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