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Staff Accountant

Finance | New York, NY | Full Time

Job Description


Business Insider, the fastest-growing digital business publisher, is hiring a staff accountant to help us grow and manage the business. We’re a dynamic digital publishing company reaching the new generation of business leaders. 

The staff accountant reports to the Director of Accounting and is responsible for recording journal entries, preparing balance sheet account analysis, accounts payable processing, cash management, audit support, and helping to ensure the accuracy of financial statements prepared for the month end close process.  This position requires an experienced accounting professional that is capable of assisting in various projects and other ad hoc analysis as assigned.



· Assist the Director of Accounting in the monthly financial closing process.

· Conduct a monthly reconciliation of every bank account

· Prepare and post journal entries for month end closing

· Review and process expense reports

· Own all facets of the Accounts payable function.

· Maintain and reconcile balance sheet accounts.

· Assist with annual audit preparation.

· Maintain financial files/documentation

· Preparing check payments, obtaining authorizing signatures and filing

· Client collections and cash applications.

· Maintain financial files/documentation

· Analyze general ledger accounts

· Cash management

· Generate annual 1099s

· Integrate data from internal or external sources to provide data for analysis and/or reporting

  • Generates routine and ad-hoc reports using internal and external data sources to complete data requests
  • Presents information in a concise, user-friendly format by determining target audience needs to support decision processes outcomes


Desired skills 

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 1-3 years of demonstrated, solid accounting experience.
  • Exemplary attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to multitask, and manage various priorities and projects in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills; able to discern alternatives and make objective recommendations
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other departments.
  • Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Accounting Software such as NetSuite)
  • Ability to handle financial information with discretion.