About the Company:

 The Venetoulis Institute for Local Journalism is a non-profit news media company that is launching The Baltimore Banner in the second quarter of 2022. The company is a high-profile, well-funded startup that is supported by some of the top names in the media industry and has been featured in The Atlantic, Washington Post, New York Times, among others. Solely focused on the Baltimore area, Venetoulis is creating a new paradigm for digital-first, cross-channel local media. Content will extend across web, mobile (app), radio (terrestrial and satellite), and video (TV and digital). The vision is to be the leading provider of news and lifestyle content in the Baltimore area

About the Job:

Our company is seeking a Senior Accountant to take the leading role in performing complex accounting tasks in a fast-growing organization.  The candidate will be responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating all operational accounting functions; managing the accumulation and consolidation of all financial data for an accurate accounting of financial results; coordinating and preparing financial statements; reconciling bank statements and cash management, and other tasks as required.  The ideal candidate is a self-starter with solid accounting experience, able to serve as a primary GAAP and tax resource, provide vital decision-making information to management, and continually assess, recommend, and implement improvements to accounting systems, processes, and controls.

Responsibilities:

  • Create journal entries and maintain General Ledger
  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule
  • Facilitate and complete monthly close procedures
  • Analyze revenues and expenses to ensure they are recorded appropriately monthly
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations
  • Assist with analyzing financial statements monthly and report on variances
  • Assist with financial audits
  • Assist with preparing tax returns and corporate reporting requirements
  • Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls
  • Other projects as assigned
  • Review and approve Accounts Payable data entry
  • Process bi-weekly payroll through an online payroll program. Assist with completion of all paperwork necessary for health care plan enrollment and payroll set up. Fund payroll and record payroll in General Ledger
  • Cash management in checking and payroll accounts for bill paying
  • Maintain Fixed Asset depreciation schedules

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Strong understanding of accounting theory and GAAP
  • CPA designation preferred
  • 5+ years accounting/finance experience
  • Highly detail-oriented and organized in work
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Proficiency with accounting software and Microsoft Office applications

The Venetoulis Institute embraces diversity and inclusion, and we are wholeheartedly committed to being proactive in inspiring a culture of inclusion across our organization. We are dedicated to establishing an organization that reflects the fundamental respect for different ways of working and living. We assure every employee the opportunity to reach their full potential.

 

 

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