Overview

Job Description

This is an exciting moment to work at The New York Times’s Wirecutter business. To help manage our growth we’re looking for a financial professional to work on strategy to help support the FP&A function. This is an exceptional opportunity to join an entrepreneurial environment backed by the resources of a larger company.

You will have a firm understanding of corporate FP&A principles. You will collaborate and work closely with corporate finance, editorial, operations, data insights, marketing, product, and technology. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, you will report revenue and expenses, analyze project profitability, complete the month-end close, and build our financial modeling.

Responsibilities

Financial Close

  • Ensure the accuracy of month-end accounting and reporting

  • Explain variances to finance and leadership

  • Manage and report on Wirecutter’s P&L

Financial Operations

  • Transform existing financial reports to align with our growing needs (ie. set up codes, reclass historical, update reports)

  • Support the migration of manual reporting to automated reporting wherever possible, including managing the implementation of a new workforce planning tool

Financial Planning

  • Help guide Wirecutter’s quarterly and annual strategic planning and budgeting process

  • Maintain Wirecutter’s 10-year financial model

  • Assess Return on investment impact of certain capital investments

  • Develop plans to support ad-hoc analyses

About you

  • You have an ability to understand requirements and build processes as appropriate

  • You’re able to handle a high degree of analysis, and quickly identify what needs to be accomplished

Qualifications

  • BS/BA Degree

  • 3+ years of experience in relevant financial roles with an understanding of financial and accounting concepts

  • Strong MS Suite experience and can maintain complex spreadsheets in Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase is a plus

  • Passion for Wirecutter and The New York Times and a commitment to be a part of our innovation and growth

  • You enjoy working with large amounts of data and building financial models

  • You have an ability to handle a high degree of analysis, and quickly identify what needs to be accomplished

  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase

  • A degree in Finance, Mathematics, Economics, or Accounting

About Wirecutter

Wirecutter helps people buy the right things for the way they want to live. The site was founded by journalists in September 2011 and was acquired by The New York Times Company in October 2016. Our recommendations are made through vigorous reporting, interviewing, and testing by teams of veteran journalists, scientists, and researchers. Consider us a best-of list for everyday things; a curated gallery filled with only interesting, useful objects; a thank-you note to the designers and engineers who create the stuff that makes our lives better; a geeky friend with next-level research skills who tests everything they buy so you don’t have to. Wirecutter is mission-driven and reader-supported; learn more about us here.

Locations

Even with our offices in New York City and Los Angeles, Wirecutter remains a remote-friendly culture, and proud to employ incredible people across the country.

The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local “Fair Chance” laws.