Mgr, Financial Reporting in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 5/5/2021

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    Atlanta, GA
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Job Summary

Reporting to the Assistant Controller, the Manager of Financial Reporting will have primary oversight for (1) the preparation of the Company’s quarterly and annual reports, including the consolidated financial statements and related notes, as well as management’s discussion and analysis, all prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and the Security and Exchange Commission’s regulations applicable to the Company; (2) review of all documents impacting external reporting (e.g., earnings releases); (3) rereview of the calculations supporting the Company’s debt covenant compliance calculations; and (4) thorough research and documentation of accounting issues that may be assigned from time to time.  Additionally, the Manager of Financial Reporting will supervise up to two analysts supporting the activities outlined above.

  • Serve as process owner around all of the Company’s financial reporting, including the quarterly and annual reports, earnings releases and reporting for variable interest entities, with an emphasis on quality, reliability and accuracy.
  • Coordinate with the Financial Planning and Analysis function to manage bank compliance reporting and the presentation of non-GAAP measures included in the quarterly and annual reports.
  • Partner with stakeholders across the enterprise, including Legal, Treasury and IT, to streamline and automate the financial reporting process.
  • Ensure that adequate and thoroughly reviewed support for the preparation of financial statements, required disclosures and other presentations is maintained.
  • Research technical accounting issues as required.
  • Stay abreast of new accounting developments and assist in briefing members of the senior and executive leadership teams on their impacts on the Company.
  • Implement and maintain reporting procedures to comply with sound internal control over financial reporting.
  • Create and maintain a reporting calendar to keep leadership apprised of deadlines related to quarterly and annual reporting and bank compliance reporting.
  • Prepare technical memorandums that document issues in a clear, logical and comprehensive manner.
  • Assist in the coordination of annual audit and quarterly review activities of external auditors.
  • Assist in managing communications with external auditors on financial statements and accounting issues to ensure auditor agreement with Company decisions on accounting disclosures and issues.
  • Coordinate, develop and update written policies and procedures over the financial reporting process.
  • Complete other projects as necessary and other duties as assigned.



What we look for

  • A four-year Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required
  • An active CPA license is required
  • Thorough working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and SEC reporting rules and practices
  • 8+ years of accounting and financial reporting experience with increasing responsibility
  • Demonstrated leader and developer of people
  • At least 4 years of experience in leadership role
  • Motivated individual who works well with others and thinks clearly under pressure
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Exceptional ability to problem-solve individually or in a group setting
  • Ability to think independently while collaborating to solve complex and unstructured problems
  • Ability to shift priorities quickly, while maintaining organization and control
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written skills using standard English
  • Ability to research, synthesize and apply technical accounting topics
  • Ability to work and communicate with various levels within the organization, including members of the senior leadership team and members of other departments, including, but not limited to, Legal, Treasury, and Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Demonstrates thoughtful leadership in creating efficiencies and process improvements
  • Must be focused on service to customers of the department
  • Ability to supervise and direct assigned staff, including monitoring and evaluating work performance
  • Media experience a plus
  • ERP systems experience with SAP and Oracle a plus



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