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Boston Globe Media is New England's largest newsgathering organization -- and much more. We are
committed to being an indispensable, trusted, reliable source of round-the-clock information. Through
the powerful journalism from our newsroom, engaging content from our content marketing studio, or
through targeted advertising solutions, brands and marketers rely on us to reach highly engaged,
educated and influential audiences through a variety of media and experiences.

We are looking for a Controller to help strengthen our organization and accounting team. We need a
leader who thrives on building processes and driving change. The Controller will be responsible for
providing day-to-day leadership for the company’s Accounting, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Tax
and Advertising Revenue and Subscription billing activities. In addition, the Controller will be expected
to work closely with the FP&A function.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversight and accountability for all aspects of accounting: revenue accounting, general accounting, payroll, cash management and treasury, tax compliance and the month-end close process.
  • Direct, coordinate, maintain and control the company’s accounting and reporting in accordance with US GAAP as well as with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Assess, implement and monitor all internal control practices including accuracy of system
  • reports used for financial reporting and direct department policies and procedures.
  • Prepare, maintain, and report internal and external financial records and analysis.
  • Establish and maintain financial records in accordance with US GAAP and compliance with internal controls.
  • Ensure proper revenue recognition of complex multi-element activities, including advertising and subscription revenue model.
  • Coordinate with FP&A to prepare timely, complete and accurate information, metrics and reporting analysis for management and ownership.
  • Coordinate quarterly reviews and annual audit for subsidiaries as required.
  • Provide leadership to accounting, A/P, payroll, and revenue teams through effective objective setting, delegation, and communication.
  • Oversee the strengthening of financial operations, internal controls and reporting processes.
  • Maintain proper GAAP accounting principles, practices and procedures and lead the re engineering of our billing and revenue systems.
  • Standardize documentation for technical accounting topics and policies, including revenue recognition, expense and fixed assets capitalization, and grants/contributions
  • Maintain daily cash position report, cash forecasting model and cash flow projections.
  • Work with external tax advisor for annual tax preparation.


  • Proven success shaping and maintaining the accounting operations and reporting as a senior accounting position or as a Controller in a private company.
  • Solid knowledge of US GAAP and compliance with proven hands-on technical and operational accounting experience and financial expertise with public entities
  • Proven leadership skills inspiring great results with positive attitudes in a fast-paced team environment able to influence, train and mentor staff to achieve objectives
  • Demonstrated business operations orientated person with strong analytical skills
  • Established and detail orientated self-starter with experience working in a hands-on environment able to prioritize workload and provide solutions and able to navigate through complex structure, systems and processes
  • Experience identifying areas for improvement and implementation of more effective and efficient processes and strategies
  • Experience in the media industry a strong plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 8 to 10 years of progressive experience, including a minimum of 3+ years of management experience
  • BA/BS required, CPA required
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Experience with NetSuite preferred
  • Big 4 Public Accounting experience preferred
  • Previous experience in subscription and advertising business models preferred
  • Experience with US and foreign tax compliance and regulations preferred
  • Ability to work in a results-oriented, project-driven, real-time team environment, prioritize projects and deliver quality results within tight time constraints
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Experienced, confident presenter to all audiences
  • Ability to prioritize and to multi-task in a fast-paced environment, manage several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an extended, cross-functional team
  • Experience managing large teams of accounting and finance professionals



EEO Statement:

Boston Globe Media is an equal employment opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, national origin, citizenship or any other protected characteristic. Boston Globe Media is committed to diversity in its most inclusive sense.

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