Lincoln Journal Star Controller in Rapid City, South Dakota


Position at Rapid City Journal

The Rapid City Journal is seeking an experienced, proactive Controller to lead our financial department and join our leadership team.

Reporting to the Publisher, this position oversees, develops and coaches a small local staff and interacts with a Regional Finance center in that provides some financial services for our newspapers. The Controller is responsible for financial analysis and evaluation, and for interacting with department heads to determine productivity and cost metrics and for providing senior managers with the information necessary for them to make better business decisions.

The focus of this position is maintaining internal accounting controls; ensuring accurate financial statements; financial planning, determining and maximizing profit drivers, accurately assessing the ongoing impact of strategies; and protecting the assets of the company.

The successful candidate will have solid accounting (GL, budgeting, financial statement prep, AR/AP) experience, prior management experience, analytical and organization skills, expert computer application skills, and demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a complex business environment. The successful candidate will have demonstrated innovative leadership, communication and staff development skills. Prior accounting management experience and a bachelor's degree or higher in accounting is required. CPA preferred. Prior experience in the newspaper industry is a plus but not required.

We offer a great benefit package including; health, dental, vision, 401k, and vacation plans, and a generous compensation plan based on experience.

We are a drug-free workplace and all applicants considered for employment must pass a post-offer drug screen prior to commencing employment.

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