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Finance Data Analyst

The Seattle Times, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, is looking for an experienced Data Analyst to join our Finance department. On this team, you will support an integral part of our business by collecting, maintaining, and interpreting financial and statistical data from various sources. Optimizing our analytical efficiency with accuracy is paramount. You should be comfortable working in large financial data sets to ensure quality and integrity of the data, insights, and patterns that will ultimately drive important business decisions and overall strategy.

 

Please note: this job is a remote work opportunity but will require you to be available to come into our Seattle office occasionally as needed. Preference will be given to local applicants or those in Washington state. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop/maintain data collection processes from various business systems, including customer relationship management software (CRM: Adpoint, Zuora) and enterprise resource planning (ERP: Dynamics Great Plains) software packages, to provide quality assurance of stored data. 
  • Support corporate performance management software (Prophix) by: 
    • Building & monitoring data import processing 
    • Building reports, queries, workflows, and dash boards 
    • Administering users/security 
    • Training end users and maintaining up-to-date training materials 
    • Troubleshooting issues and escalating to vendor support when necessary 
  • Create and maintain databases, Excel/SQL reports, queries, and data visualizations based on requirements gathered from our Advertising department, our affiliate publications, and other business units as assigned. 
  • Analyze and interpret results, identify trends & patterns, and report back to relevant members of the business. 
  • Evaluate, make recommendations, and follow-through on methods to improve the efficiency of data collection. 
  • Participate in project teams to gather requirements, guide, and execute on tasks that involve data collection and analysis. 
  • Handle confidential information in a secure and responsible manner. 
  • Follow developments in office software applications, both in use and for potential implementation, that would optimize data collection and other functions of the Finance department. 

 

Qualifications

  • Experience: Previous experience as a data analyst or in a related field. Prior experience handling large data sets and relational database. Must possess high-level experience in Excel (including Pivot Tables, visualizations, and formatting spreadsheets of data).
  • Education: Four-year degree in Information Technology, Statistics, Accounting/Finance, or related discipline is required.
  • Experience using Prophix and SQL a plus.
  • Data analytics or related certification preferred.
  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical & problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities.
  • A creative thinker who initiates and encourages better ways to do things.
  • Team player that demonstrates flexibility and the ability to integrate and work well with others.
  • Must be able to multitask and adapt to changing priorities.  
  • Must handle confidential information appropriately.

 

Please note: this position requires a criminal background check once an offer is given.

 

Founded in 1896, The Seattle Times continues its tradition as a family-owned, independent newspaper that cuts through the clutter and provides readers with timely, relevant news. As the largest newsroom in the Pacific Northwest, we serve the region with thoughtful journalism that makes a real difference in our community. And as a media solutions company, we combine cutting-edge digital capabilities and service with the values and integrity of respected traditional media… with an established audience of 1.9 million. At The Seattle Times, you’ll find work that matters.

 

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