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The New York Times

Manager, External Reporting (REQ-012881_New_York)

Business and Financial Operations



Full Time


New York, New York, United States

The [Register to View] target="_blank">mission of The New York Times is to seek the truth and help people understand the world. That means independent journalism is at the heart of all we do as a company. It’s why we have a newsroom that’s 1,700 strong and sends journalists to report on the ground from nearly 160 countries. It’s why we focus deeply on how our readers will experience our journalism, from print to audio to a world-class digital and app destination. And it’s why our business strategy centers on making journalism so good that it’s worth paying for.

Note for US based roles: Any offer of employment is contingent on providing proof of Covid-19 vaccination prior to your start date, subject to approved medical and/or religious exemptions, in accordance with applicable law.

Job Description

The New York Times is looking for an experienced accountant to oversee the preparation and review of quarterly and annual financial reports as well as ensure compliance with GAAP/SEC reporting requirements as part of our External Reporting team. This is an exciting opportunity to become a part of The New York Times as it continues its growth and transformation as a digital subscription business. As The New York Times strengthens its footprint as a global journalistic enterprise, you will have an opportunity to advance your skills working on senior management sponsored projects and prepare accounting policy research and analysis. As part of the Corporate team, you will partner with colleagues across the organization while working on the quarterly reporting or special projects. This position will report to the Senior Manager of External Reporting.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare the Company’s Form 10-Q/10-K for filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC). Ensure that the Form 10-Q/10-K meets GAAP/SEC requirements. Critical areas of focus include Cash Flow Statement, EPS and Equity Statement

  • Prepare the Company’s earnings release and complete related analyses in connection with the quarterly analyst conference call

  • Analyze current/proposed accounting pronouncements for potential implications on the financial statements and propose best alternatives for the Company.

  • Assist in the implementation of accounting standards and other such financial reporting requirements to which the Company may be subject

  • Review customer contracts and other transactions and ensure/document the proper accounting in accordance with ASC 606 or other relevant accounting standards

  • Plan, manage and document the annual impairment test in accordance with ASC 350 and ASC 360

  • Ensure that the Company’s financial policies and procedures are current and meet GAAP/SEC requirements and are communicated and made available to all operating business units

  • Manage the annual process to complete the Company’s financial statements for its charitable foundation and employee benefit plans

  • Provide support and documentation to support the audit of the Company’s financial statements conducted by external auditors and ensure an effective and efficient process

  • Ensure that internal controls over the financial reporting process are in compliance with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

  • Prepare ad hoc financial analyses and special projects, such as acquisitions, dispositions and peer group analysis

Skills, Knowledge, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting required

  • 5+ years of public accounting or public/private experience

  • CPA required

  • Extensive Knowledge of GAAP/SEC rules

  • Critical thinker with the ability to determine business impact of accounting guidance

  • Strong project management skills

  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to build working relationships with other groups such as accounting, legal or investor relations

  • Ability to be flexible, work in a team environment and work under tight time constraints

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Workiva, Workday and Essbase experience a plus


The New York Times is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce, one that reflects the varied global community we serve. Our journalism and the products we build in the service of that journalism greatly benefit from a range of perspectives, which can only come from diversity of all types, across our ranks, at all levels of the organization. Achieving true diversity and inclusion is the right thing to do. It is also the smart thing for our business. So we strongly encourage women, veterans, people with disabilities, people of color and gender nonconforming candidates to apply.

The New York Times Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, age, race, color, creed, national origin, alienage, religion, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or affectional preference, gender identity and expression, disability, genetic trait or predisposition, carrier status, citizenship, veteran or military status and other personal characteristics protected by law. All applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to legally protected characteristics. The New York Times Company will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws, and will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable "Fair Chance" laws.