Senior Accountant

Accounting New York, New York


Position at Ziff Davis

Ziff Davis, a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc., is a leading global digital-media company operating in three core verticals: Technology, Gaming, and Shopping. Its brands – PCMag, Mashable, Speedtest, ExtremeTech, Geek, Toolbox, IGN, AskMen,, TechBargains, emedia and Salesify – produce and distribute premium content across multiple platforms and devices. Ziff Davis delivers advertising, performance marketing, data services and licensing solutions to thousands of clients worldwide. Ziff Davis publishes in 25 languages and successfully partners with local publishing operators across 114 countries.

We are looking for a Senior Accountant to join our Finance and Accounting team. This individual will report to the Assistant Controller at the Ziff Davis headquarters in New York.


  • Preparation of transaction entries for input into the general ledger accounting system.
  • Work on end to end month end close activities with Sr. Accountant and Assistant Controller
  • Preparation of month-end balance sheet reconciliations and income statement account analysis.
  • Assist Controllers in preparing consolidated financial statements by gathering and analyzing information from the general ledger accounting system, business units and departments.
  • Enforcing consistent month-end cutoff as part of the general ledger closing process.
  • Maintaining files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with Company policy and accepted accounting practices.
  • Responding to accounting and financial inquiries by researching and interpreting business unit and departmental financial data.
  • Fixed asset and capitalized development accounting for month end close.
  • Coordinating with the FP&A team on weekly basis to analyze actuals vs forecasts.
  • Completing external and internal audit requests by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors.
  • Protecting an organization's value by keeping financial and operational information confidential.


  • S. in Accounting
  • 3-5 years of experience in general accounting functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication.
  • Pride in accuracy and attention to detail.
  • High level of organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software applications.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment.
  • Experience with financial accounting systems (eg, NetSuite, Concur) a plus
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with international transactions and foreign exchange a plus
  • Great follow up skills, ability to take initiative and think out of the box
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to develop a strong relationship with internal/external customers at all levels

Nice to Have:

  • CPA Candidate
  • Exposure and experience in Sarbanes Oxley