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Financial Analyst

The Seattle Times, a family-owned, Pulitzer Prize-winning news organization, is looking for an experienced Financial Analyst to join our Finance team. As a member of this department, you will provide detailed and timely analysis of company financial data, evaluating profitability of initiatives and playing a key role in facilitating the corporate budget process. Ideally, you have a background in preparing projections based off custom reports that helps guide and influence executive decision-making throughout the fiscal year.



  • Create & maintain budget/forecast templates, reports, and analysis for evaluating profit/loss of grant/community-funded journalism initiatives. 
  • Partner with Accounting to review billing to funders and accurate tracking of related expenses according to contract requirements. 
  • Support corporate budgeting process by:
    • Building & maintaining payroll and operating expense input templates
    • Gathering & analyzing information used in budget calculations such as payroll taxes, B&O taxes, and employee benefits assumptions; update calculations within budget software
    • Building & maintaining reports, queries, workflows, and dash boards to support other departments in their budgeting process.
    • Review budget outputs for significant variances to current year; gather & validate explanations for reasonableness.
    • Training end users and maintaining up-to-date training materials
  • Analyze EBITDA performance against budget; identify trends & patterns in revenue & expenses to make informed updates to monthly projections, rolling forecast models, and long-term planning models.
  • Handle confidential information in a secure and responsible manner.



  • Experience: Minimum 2 years’ experience in financial analysis, accounting, or related field required. High level experience in Excel (Pivot Tables, visualizations, formatting data across spreadsheets).
  • Education: BA/BS degree in Accounting/Finance, or related discipline is required.
  • Experience using Prophix and/or Dynamics Great Plains a plus.
  • 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.


This role requires a criminal background check be completed after 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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