Senior Accountant

Job Number: R10005984
Brand: Fox News Channel
Job Type: Finance / Accounting
Location: New York, New York, United States of America
Job Posting Date: November 6, 2018
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Fox News Channel

FOX News operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Radio, FOX News Headlines 24/7, FOXNews.com and the soon to launch OTT platform, FOX Nation. FOX News also produces FOX News Sunday on FOX Broadcasting Company and FOX News Edge. A top five-cable network, FNC has been the most watched news channel in the country for more than 16 years. According to a 2018 Research Intelligencer study by Brand Keys, FOX News ranks as the second most trusted television brand in the country while a Suffolk University/USA Today survey states that FOX News is the most trusted source for television news or commentary in the country. FNC is available in 90 million homes and dominates the cable news landscape while routinely notching the top ten programs in the genre.


In this role, you will be responsible for assisting with the monthly financial close of Fox News and Fox Business Network by preparing account reconciliations, entering journal entries, and maintaining accurate records and files.  This is a great opportunity for highly organized, detailed, and enthusiastic Staff Accountant to join our team.

We love what we do and we’re looking for passionate, talented people to help us lead, grow and achieve our goals.  As the number one cable news network in America, Fox News’ impact and transformation of how and where people get their information is indisputable. 

A Snapshot of Your Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly as well as quarterly financial statements, including the Statement of Cash Flows and Balance Sheet
  • Balance sheet reconciliations and analyses, including accrued liabilities, and bank reconciliations
  • P&L analyses, including variance analysis and forecasting
  • Ensure correct recording of additions, disposal, and depreciation; Provide monthly analyses and details
  • Manage centralized accrual entries
  • Review and approval of monthly journal entries
  • Review and approval of monthly reconciliations and reports
  • Drive month-end close process
  • Review and approval of monthly reconciliations and reports
  • Assist in researching and interpreting accounting policy; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues
  • Drive company initiatives and lead projects

What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, CPA or CPA path preferred
  • 4+ years of general accounting experience
  • Full understanding and experience with general accounting
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and ability to efficiently work with large volumes of data
  • Solid understanding of GAAP
  • Familiarity with media industry a plus

Nice to Haves:

  • Enterprise One experience
  • Familiarity with media industry experience

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

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