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The Gazette | Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Job Description

Do you like puzzles? Can you explain complicated concepts in a simple way? Do you like working on a team? Are you the type of person who keeps looking until you find the answer? Are you organized and good at helping other people learn?

If so, then we're looking for you! The Colorado Springs Gazette, located in beautiful downtown Colorado Springs, CO is on the hunt for an experienced Accountant. Our ideal candidate has exceptional math skills, the ability to understand complex financial scenarios and experience with JD Edwards or some other ERP system. We're looking for someone with at least 3 - 6 years of hands on accounting experience who has a strong sense of ethics, killer time management skills, strong attention to detail, is creative, extremely trustworthy and reliable, has great communication skills, is collaborative, flexible and has a desire to constantly learn.

The Gazette is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper and is the premier source of news and information for Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region. The Gazette has multiple digital and print products including a daily newspaper, four weekly newspapers, www.gazette.com, niche websites such as www.outtherecolorado.com, www.coloradopolitics.com, www.coloradosprings.com, www.gazettepreps.com and multiple channels of social media.

Located in the heart of the majestic Rocky Mountains, Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine annually. Whether you are white water rafting through the Royal Gorge, cycling through beautiful national parks, skiing/snowboarding at our world class resorts, hiking Colorado's mountain peaks or trails or attending local sports events, there are multiple options for Colorado recreational activities in every season!

We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and an opportunity to work with an organization that believes in making a difference in our community.

This position reports to the Accounting Manager requiring advanced GL accounting knowledge and is responsible for preparing balance sheets, profit and loss statements, revenue reports, sales and use tax filing, payroll allocation, as well as reviewing accounts payable and other operational functions.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Accounting: Post payroll in the accounting software system. File Sales and Use Tax. Support business partners through understanding their expenses, assisting with accruals and analyzing their results. Create complex journal entries. Develop and review revenue and expense entries. Perform balance sheet reconciliations on a monthly basis. Assist with month-end reporting packages including variance explanations, operational metrics, and various schedules. Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices.

Accounts Payable: Set up new vendor; update current vendors. Manage the online payables system including thorough review of invoices and check requests, appropriate routing and approval follow up. Work with operational partners to ensure vendors are paid and/or accrued for on a timely basis.

Other functions & responsibilities:

Provide back-up to the Accounting team and other partners. Serve as a partner to the operations to analyze key decisions and understand the business, operational and compliance impacts.

Other Duties:

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Minimum Education & Work Experience Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree with a finance or accounting emphasis. 3-6 years in various accounting positions. Advanced GL accounting experience required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disability to perform the essential functions. Strong Excel and accounts payable/general ledger systems technical competences. Possess multi-tasking skills with ability to prioritize and manage various projects within tight deadlines. Strong problem solving skills, accounting principles knowledge, research and resolution abilities, data analysis skills. Effective organizational, documentation and time management skills. Desire to work with operational partners. Discretion and confidentiality. Adaptable with a positive and proactive attitude. Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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