Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0069
Title Accountant
Job Type Full Time Regular
Union Unaffiliated
Location Denny
City Seattle
State WA
Work Schedule Monday-Fri, 8am-5pm
Description The Seattle Times is the trusted source for Northwest news, information and entertainment for people who care about thoughtful, independent journalism that impacts our community. As a news media company with a laser focus on journalistic standards and excellence, we provide clarity above the content clutter and engage readers across print and digital platforms to provide news that matters where, when and how they want it– because our community wants a watchdog that cares deeply about them and their world. Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times remains a family-owned business with deep roots in principled, investigative news coverage and service to our community.

The Seattle Times is seeking an Accountant. The Account role contributes to the success of The Seattle Times by being an integral part of the finance and accounting team. The team member will perform a wide variety of regular and recurring accounting functions requiring full professional competency. They will assist in the establishment and maintenance of accounting records, one or more accounting systems or modules and may be involved in special projects or analysis.

Primary Functions and Duties:

• Maintain fixed asset detail for all companies, including acquisitions, dispositions and depreciation.
• Prepare and enter monthly recurring entries, such as monthly recognition of prepaid items or amortization of deferred gain recognition.
• Prepare periodic general ledger balance sheet account reconciliations, as well as adjusting entries related to the reconciliations.
• Maintain and update various checklists and reports, including, but not limited to, monthly account reconciliation checklist, monthly task checklists, year-end closing checklists, year-end audit prepared by client (PBC) list, prepare and update monthly variance reports, both income statement and balance sheet.
• Assist in preparation of responses to external auditors as needed.
• Ensure the proper timing and application of revenue recognition according to GAAP standards.
• Support the monthly financial close and reporting process as needed.
• Develop familiarity with the company’s accounting systems and assist as needed with changes or implementation of new systems.
• Set annual goals for their own progress and contribute to the development of department goals.
• Assist in the finance department budgeting and forecasting.
• Assist finance department leadership with other finance projects that are geared toward improvements in processes and data measurement.


• Must meet various deadlines while remaining flexible to meet unexpected requirements.
• A creative thinker who initiates and encourages better ways to do things.
• Ability to work collaboratively with other team members.
• Develop the ability to be detailed oriented while keeping an eye on the big picture.
• Develop solid organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
• Holds self and others accountable for results.
Requirements Qualifications:

• 2+ years of relevant experience, either public accounting or private industry.
• Associates Degree in accounting, finance, or related degree, required; BA/BS preferred.
• Public accounting audit experience a plus.
• Experience with integrated accounting software packages, Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP) a preferred.
•Experience with Microsoft Office, principally Excel required. Advanced Excel and SQL familiarity a plus.
• Experience with Federal Income Taxes and Washington State Excise Taxes a plus.
• Able to work independently or with others to solve or recommend solutions to problems.
• Able to participate in discussion among diverse participants to solve problems and implement solutions.

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