• Accounting Director

    Additional Posting Locations 2 months ago(1/22/2019 3:01 PM)
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    Finance / Accounting - Management
  • Overview

    The Corporate Finance and Accounting department is a quickly developing group within the LA Times.  These functions were previously performed by a centralized group under previous ownership.  Given the change to Local ownership of the LA Times, we are looking to build a corporate finance and accounting department in El Segundo, CA.


    The Accounting Director will have a lead role in the selection and implementation of a new ERP system.  The Accounting Director will hire and manage a team of 6 accountants and 19 staff members who perform the period-end financial close and subsequent balance sheet account reconciliations. The Accounting Director will be responsible for all of the critical functional groups within the Accounting department.



    • Act as team leader and subject matter expert on most complex/critical areas.
    • Be responsible for staff development.
    • Lead the implementation of a new ERP system.
    • Review and approve the work of staff accountants.
    • Ensure compliance with internal controls and take a lead role in assessing/designing control procedures.
    • Hire, train and develop staff to ensure effective, quality execution of department objectives and address deficiencies as needed.
    • Formulate, benchmark, and monitor achievement of the objectives, strategies, goals and action plans of the department and staff



    • 4 year college degree in Accounting
    • 3+ years of public accounting experience required
    • 8+ years of total accounting experience.
    • CPA highly desirable.
    • Solid knowledge of U.S. GAAP.
    • Proven ability to lead and develop a team of professionals.
    • Ability to work with numerous “clients”.
    • Detailed and service oriented.
    • Ability to meet strict time deadlines.
    • Well-developed Excel, Access, Word and general ledger skills.


    • Will have complete responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of a large functional team (25 team members) – including staff development, performance evaluations, hire/fire recommendations, etc.
    • Will act as the General Accounting department head in the absence of the VP/Controller.


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