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New York, Los Angeles    Posted: Thursday, September 01, 2022
 
   
 
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About BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed (Ticker: BZFD) is home to the best of the internet. Across food, news, pop culture & commerce, our brands drive conversation & inspire what audiences watch, read, buy, & obsess over next. Born on the internet in 2006, BuzzFeed is committed to making it better: providing trusted, quality, brand-safe news & entertainment to hundreds of millions of people; making content on the internet more inclusive, empathetic, & creative; & inspiring our audience to live better lives. We'll continue to recruit the best founders & creators to join us in this mission, with more additions like Complex Networks & HuffPost to come.

HuffPost is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed 

As part of our esteemed news organization, HuffPost is a leading source of award-winning news & commentary for the most diverse & connected generation ever with reporting spanning across politics, lifestyle, entertainment & more. HuffPost believes in putting people before power & telling the stories that too often go unheard, from the voices that matter.

Complex Networks is a subsidiary of BuzzFeed 

Complex Networks is a global youth entertainment network spanning major pop culture categories including streetwear & style, food, music, sneakers & sports. Complex Networks is diversified around three pillars: advertising, e-commerce, & content where it creates & distributes original programming for Gen Z & Millennial audiences through premium distributors such as Netflix, Hulu, Turner, Corus, Facebook, Snap, YouTube, Roku & more. Additionally, Complex Networks generates revenue through a number of core business lines, including branded content & advertising, licensing, events, e-commerce, & agency consulting services.

The Role

BuzzFeed is looking for a Chief Accounting Officer (CAO) to lead our accounting team & help us scale for the future, in a fast-paced environment thats growing rapidly. As a key member of the executive leadership team, the Chief Accounting Officer will report to the CFO & assume a strategic role for managing the accounting the functions. 

You will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of accounting & financial reporting by providing outstanding leadership, critical thinking with an ability to extend beyond just the world of accounting. You are someone experienced in building & growing teams & passionate about promoting strong business partner relationships.

This role can be office-based in Los Angeles or New York City.

You Will

  • Serve as a strategic financial business partner to the CEO, CFO, President & Executive Leadership team
  • Assistance with preparation of financial & accounting reports for management, board & investors.
  • Lead all areas of accounting, both technical & transactional including financial reporting, technical accounting, consolidation, SEC reporting, & international accounting including IFRS, compliance & financial systems. Responsible for the development & implementation of accounting policies. 
  • Accountable for the quarterly SEC reporting process including the review of complex financial statement schedules & the drafting of disclosure language & narrative.
  • Establish, monitor & maintain internal controls over financial reporting
  • Lead a high-performance, high-potential, & diverse accounting team, serving as a strong positive leader, mentor & advisor who is willing to roll up their sleeves to work alongside the team & share process & technical expertise to continually evolve the organizations capabilities.
  • Responsible for Audit Committee interactions & approvals as they carry out their fiduciary duties
  • Serve as a key point of contact for external auditors; Manage preparation & support of all external audits.
  • Determine accounting & tax implications for all material business decisions.
  • Oversee the preparation & communication of monthly, quarterly & annual financial statements including the preparation & timely filing of all local, state & federal tax returns.
  • Review all month-end closing activities including general ledger accounts, balance sheet accounts, & overhead cost allocation.
  • Assure conformity with professional accounting standards & best practices in accordance with US GAAP
  • Collaborate across the company to improve controls, enhance processes & advance company performance.
  • Instill a performance culture resulting in meaningful cross functional business process transformation & automation to increase efficiency & effectiveness, as well as meeting the needs of a high growth business in multiple locations.
  • Coordinate & strategize methods used to attain team goals & initiatives with directors & managers
  • Maintain ultimate ownership of all corporate accounting software systems including, but not limited to, the general ledger & GL reconciliation solutions. Continually evaluate the adequacy of such systems & recommend new technologies to improve efficiency or streamline operations.

You Have

  • 15+ years of experience leading a global accounting function, dealing with complex accounting matters in a public company environment.
  • Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • CPA required
  • Exhibits a strong understanding of US GAAP & IFRS & keeps up-to-date with SEC legislation so that the Company maintains in compliance
  • Strong expertise with accounting policy, GAAP accounting & FASB pronouncements.
  • Ability to research GAAP & regulatory guidance & applying those or any changes to the Company.
  • Prior Big 4, 10+ years public accounting / audit experience.
  • Industry experience in CPG, media, or publishing is preferred.
  • Has strong knowledge of theory, standards, & principles of accounting.
  • Capability of developing and/or monitoring of internal controls, financial reporting, Securities & Exchange Commission filings & regulatory reporting.
  • Effective communication skills to translate complex data into meaningful & easy to use information.
  • Ability to communicate with staff, middle management, senior management & Board of Directors.
  • Exceptional managerial & team building skills.
  • Solid writing, analytical & problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects.
  • Ability to utilize technology in solving problems & performing duties.
  • Committed to continuous learning & improvement (self & team).

All job applications must be received through the official BuzzFeed Jobs board (https://www.buzzfeed.com/about/jobs), including referrals. It is BuzzFeed's practice to not schedule job interviews until after an application is submitted through our jobs board.

Life at BuzzFeed

We celebrate inclusion & are committed to equal opportunity employment. We are  proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, & will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected category.

You can expect:

  • A supportive, inclusive atmosphere on a team that values your contributions
  • Opportunities for personal & professional growth through work experience, offerings from our in-house Learning @ BuzzFeed team, our Employee Resource Groups, & more
  • An attractive & equitable compensation package, including salary & stock options.
  • A generous benefits program featuring paid time off, unlimited sick time, comprehensive medical benefits, a family leave policy, access to mental health platforms, retirement plans, gym & wellness discounts, & much more.

We want all employees to feel safe & comfortable when they engage in any in-person meetings, when visiting the office, or when working from an offsite production or meeting location. As part of this commitment to health & safety, BuzzFeed requires COVID-19 vaccines for current U.S. employees, including all newly hired employees. Requests for accommodation per applicable law for health and/or religious reasons will be considered. Union employees are subject to what is outlined in their applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Note: BuzzFeed offers remote/flexible work (unless specified to be required to be in-person) & open to hiring remote candidates who are residents in the following states: CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IL, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, VA, WA, & WV. For non sales roles, we can also hire in AK, AR, AZ, ID, KS, MO, ND, SC, & VT.

 
 
 
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