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Senior Analyst, Budgeting & Analysis

Senior Analyst, Budgeting & Analysis

Job Description

USA TODAY is seeking a Senior Analyst, Budgeting & Analysis to provide budgeting and forecasting support for the USA TODAY Group. 

In this role, you will:

  • Report directly to the Director of Strategic Planning.
  • Have ownership of the complete suite of reporting. This includes gaining an intimate understanding of underlying data sources, utilizing data efficiently to build reports, designing and maintaining reports that enhance decision making, and monitoring of key metrics.
  • Work with a wide variety of stakeholders to determine needs and then develop reporting to support those needs.
  • Employ innovative techniques when presenting data. Display flexibility and ingenuity when creating presentations and reports.
  • Participate in analysis of results against estimates and plan.
  • Prepare some month end reports and variance analysis for internal management and corporate reporting.
  • Assist in preparation of yearly operating and capital budgets, as well as the monthly/quarterly forecasts for USA TODAY properties. Promote the Strategic Planning Group's role within the organization by proactively seeking out opportunities to provide assistance and education.
  • Participate in ad hoc reporting.

Here's what you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance or accounting.
  • 3+ years proven financial/business analysis experience.
  • Strong business acumen and the ability to draw actionable conclusions from financial results, as well as confidently and accurately forecast future results using various forecasting methodologies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, for the purpose of interacting effectively and timely with stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proven track record of meeting deadlines/deliverables in a results-oriented manner. 
  • Ability to apply innovative ideas to new or recurring issues that come up in the business.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ideally, experience with SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC) or similar systems, as well as Lawson general ledger and accounts payable systems or similar systems.

Job Requirements


Job Snapshot

Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Accounting
Education Not Specified
Experience Not Specified
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Art - Photography - Journalism
Required Travel None
Job ID 31543
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Senior Analyst, Budgeting & Analysis

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