• Sr Accountant

    Location US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

    Tribune Broadcasting, a segment of Tribune Media, is looking for a Senior Accountant. This role will work with the broadcasting group office to ensure financial statements are fairly presented and internal management reports accurately report the financial performance of the operating units and functional lines.


    The ideal candidate is a self-starter with strong problem-solving skills, the aptitude to think independently, high level of attention to detail, excellent organization and time management skills, curiosity to ask questions, ability to effectively articulate information to the business units and the motivation to work with a team in a rapidly changing environment.


    • Prepare journal entries, account reconciliations and vendor invoices for approval
    • Administer and effectively communicate allocation activity among multiple business units
    • Monitor fixed assets activity and capital spending
    • Record daily bank deposit activity and perform monthly bank reconciliation
    • Analyze, report and forecast financial performance results
    • Prepare required quarterly and year-end financial reporting schedules
    • Participate with audit process and work with internal and/or external auditors to ensure compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley requirements
    • Perform miscellaneous duties and projects as needed.


    • Undergraduate in Accounting, CPA preferred along with 3-5 years of experience in public accounting and/or accounting for a large company or significant division of a company
    • Qualified candidate must be results-oriented, able to work in a team environment and possess excellent interpersonal skills to communicate across multiple operating units, corporate departments and other levels of management
    • Must possess strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and consistently meet tight deadlines, work efficiently with a sense of urgency, a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Excellent ability to build trusting relationships and partnerships throughout the organization. Ability to define, implement and adhere to policies and procedures. Excellent documentation and effective communication skills required
    • Knowlege of Workday Financials
    • Intermediate level in Microsoft Excel
    • Media industry familiarity knowledge is beneficial, but not required
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States


    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Company Info

    Tribune Media Company (NYSE: TRCO) is home to a diverse portfolio of television and digital properties driven by quality news, entertainment, and sports programming. Tribune Media is comprised of Tribune Broadcasting's 42 owned or operated local television stations reaching more than 50 million households, national entertainment network WGN America, whose reach is approaching 80 million households, Tribune Studios, and a variety of digital applications and websites commanding 60 million monthly unique visitors online. Tribune Media also includes Chicago's WGN-AM and the national multicast networks Antenna TV and THIS TV. Additionally, the Company owns and manages a significant number of real estate properties across the U.S. and holds a variety of investments, including a 31% equity interest in TV Food Network and a 32% equity interest in CareerBuilder. For more information please visit http://www.tribunemedia.com.

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