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Assistant Controller
Vox Media | Washington, District of Columbia
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Job Description

Vox Media is the fastest growing modern media company known for its standout technology, high-fidelity advertising, and editorial networks united by a shared belief in the power to connect with global, passionate, curious audiences. Vox Media's networks and businesses include SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode & Code Conferences, Polygon, Concert, Chorus, Vox Creative, Vox Entertainment, and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

The Assistant Controller role is a senior member of the financial leadership team reporting to the Corporate Controller and is based in Washington, DC. Travel to the Company's New York, NY office 1-2 times per quarter is required for this role. The ideal candidate will be ready to join a fast-paced environment, lead change, and be excited to build scalable, controlled processes.

What you'll do:

* Manage the timely execution of accounting closing activities, including ensuring that work papers and account reconciliations are completed timely and prepared in accordance with US GAAP
* Ensure balance sheet accounts are reconciled timely and reconciling items are resolved
* Provide a high level of thought process to recommend areas of improvement and lead projects to enhance accounting infrastructure, process efficiency and systems to scale as the business grows
* Manage the processes and teams responsible for monthly GAAP closing, corporate consolidation, and financial reporting
* Oversee the team, processes, and systems supporting operational accounting areas (Accounts Payable (A/P), Freelancer, Payroll and Travel)
* Oversee the proper accounting treatment for non-routine transactions and areas with evolving complexity such as lease accounting, internal developed software capitalization, and purchase accounting
* Oversee the cash management for the company including managing day to day operating cash, forecasting, and purchasing card program
* Identify and build core competencies and assist career development of team through skill development, training and exposure to new functional areas
* Establish and maintain effective internal financial controls
* Oversee the annual audit and GAAP financial statement preparation processes
* Support international statutory financial reporting requirements and audits as needed
* Cultivate and maintain effective relationships within team and across departments
* Work closely and collaboratively with other members of finance to assist with expense forecast and variance explanations
* Provide excellent customer service to internal and external stakeholders, both verbally and in written communication
* Manage finance due diligence for potential acquisitions, outlining key accounting issues related to acquisition targets and managing integrations of any acquired companies
* Exhibit flexibility and willingness to take on new responsibilities and assignments as needed

What you'll bring:

* Bachelor Degree (BA/BS) with a concentration in Accounting
* Minimum of eight years of relevant experience in a complex accounting environment including a minimum of four years directly managing an accounting team
* CPA certification
* Experience managing corporate close and financial reporting at a publicly traded or private equity owned company
* Experience accounting for multiple domestic and international subsidiaries
* Experience with financial system conversions and/or implementations
* Strong IT application skills - Expert level Excel including extensive experience with pivot tables and VLOOKUPs
* Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with all levels within an organization
* Self-motivation and desire to continually improve efficiency, accuracy, and timeliness of processes
* Proficient in FinancialForce, Netsuite, or similar ERP

Bonus points for:

* Experience working in the media, entertainment and/or advertising industry

About working at Vox Media: This is a permanent, full-time position with excellent benefits-including flexible hours and generous parental leave. Vox Media strives to provide comprehensive healthcare options for our employees and to ensure that our healthcare and other benefits are LGBTQ-inclusive. You'll be joining a group of focused, hard-working, creative people who are passionate about doing work that's challenging and fun-and who strive to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply. Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.

About Vox Media

GigaVox Media, Inc. is the leading audio/video podcast technology company with products such as The Levelatorâ"¢ and the GigaVox Media platform. The company was formed to further develop the technology created while building the longest running podcast network: IT Conversations. IT Conversations and our other channels compose the GigaVox Media network, our online publisher of recordings of spoken-word events such as conferences, lectures and meetings and shows hosted by experts in their fields. The channels which make up the network are listed on the right.

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