JOB OPENINGS / Finance & Accounting

The team behind the numbers, Finance and Accounting ensures our business decisions positively impact our users and our bottom line.

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC.
Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, The Bump and GigMasters for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, product focused, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  For everyone at XO Group, a collaborative spirit is a must. Our teams are very dedicated and excited about what they do — and we work hard to maintain that atmosphere.  

ABOUT THE ACCOUNTING MANAGER ROLE AND OUR TEAM
Our growing finance department is hiring a new team member! Our team is committed to delivering best in class financial and administrative services. We provide financial results to support business decisions, SEC filings, and have fun while doing it! You must be flexible, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of handling sensitive data with care. You shine in a fast-paced environment, have a natural skepticism that fuels your analytical side, all with a positive attitude. You see the opportunity in change and tackle it with enthusiasm. Most importantly, you love to work closely with others, collaborate and share responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and coordinate the SEC reporting activities, including Forms 10-K and 10-Q as well as assist legal with the Proxy statement; responsibilities include ensuring the accuracy and timing of the financial sections of the reports as well as the adequacy of information included. Work directly with inside and outside counsel, investor relations, and any other stakeholders
  • Liaise with the external auditors, overseeing the quarterly financial statement reviews and the year-end audit, responding to interim review and year-end audit queries
  • Research accounting literature and apply technical standards and analysis to complex or non-recurring business issues and transactions. Prepare written accounting memos documenting such issues/transactions for review by management and external auditors
  • Monitor the activities of all accounting standard setting bodies, including FASB, SEC and PCAOB, and evaluate the accounting and reporting impact of new standards. Additionally, monitor trends among other SEC filers to ensure the company’s reports are in line with industry and overall practices and standards
  • Responsible for integration of all accounting and reporting aspects related to acquisitions, including the purchase accounting and related documentation
  • Perform and prepare required documentation for annual goodwill and indefinite-lived intangible impairment testing
  • Manage direct reports to ensure proper staffing and department efficiencies, including training, development, coaching, counseling and performance reviews. Works with direct reports to set clear goals, objectives and set priorities


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions
  • High level of attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
  • Possess a sense of urgency. Able to prioritize demands and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills to handle various situations, follow-ups, multiple priorities and changing business needs
  • Partner with the financial planning analysis team in providing timely and relevant reports to business team owners
  • 5-7 years of experience of Accounting experience, Public Accounting Experience preferred
  • BS in Accounting with CPA preferred



BENEFITS & PERKS
Things you’ll like a lot! Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.


Things you’ll love! Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives

Why We Love Working at XO Group:

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, and The Bump for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, content rich, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  Connect yourself to work that matters!

 

About this Business Process Analyst Position and Our Team

XO Group, a publicly traded company, is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Business Process Analyst for a multi-month project in our exciting New York City, Austin, or Omaha office. This is an important and visible role that reports to the Manager of Internal Audit and requires strong critical thinking skills, attention to detail, and ability to influence and facilitate the needs of diverse stakeholders across the company. The Business Process Analyst will be joining a dynamic team and will have exposure to senior management. An appreciation for happy life events is a plus!

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work closely with key members across the business including, but not limited to Sales, Operations, Corporate Systems, Legal and Accounting teams to:
    • critically assess current end-to-end processes and identify and document underlying application (both in-house and cloud-based)
    • identify and inventory interfaces between applications and handoffs/interdependencies between teams and third parties
    • identify areas for process and control improvements, and potentially work with operational teams to implement ideas.
  • Create or update clear process documentation summarizing detailed procedures – that are to the point, capture agreed up on processes, and are easy to follow – including well laid out process maps to provide a high-level overview to the reader.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, e.g. Accounting, Finance, or Business Management, MIS
  • 3-5 years of experience in process design, process documentation, workflow analysis, process change management within a complex business environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the media and online advertising industries
  • Ability to dive into the detail of business operations and apply professional skepticism to identify gaps and opportunities for improvements;
  • Self-starter, takes ownership, takes consultative approach in complex business environment;
  • Knowledge of and experience in Sarbanes-Oxley, PCI DSS, and IT general controls a plus

 

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT XO GROUP INC.

Every year, millions of brides, newlyweds, and first-time parents visit The Knot, The Nest, The Bump and GigMasters for guidance and advice during some of the most important moments in their lives.  Here at XO Group, we strive to give our customers a best in class user experience to make these moments even more special.  We are highly focused on building a user-centric, product focused, mobile first organization with a refreshing, fun and entrepreneurial work culture.  For everyone at XO Group, a collaborative spirit is a must. Our teams are very dedicated and excited about what they do — and we work hard to maintain that atmosphere.  

ABOUT THE SENIOR ACCOUNTANT ROLE AND OUR TEAM

Our growing finance department is hiring a new team member! Our team is committed to delivering best in class financial and administrative services. We provide financial results to support business decisions, SEC filings, and have fun while doing it! You must be flexible, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and capable of handling sensitive data with care. You shine in a fast-paced environment, have a natural skepticism that fuels your analytical side, all with a positive attitude. You see the opportunity in change and tackle it with enthusiasm. Most importantly, you love to work closely with others, collaborate and share responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for executing a monthly general ledger close and quarterly reporting
  • Coordinating reviewing and posting of journal entries in various areas, including prepaid expenses, accruals
  • Review monthly account reconciliations for areas of responsibility
  • Sarbanes-Oxley internal control documentation and compliance
  • Perform monthly close of financials which includes: generate and review Financial Statements in compliance with GAAP, compare actual to the budget and investigate /explain variances, analyze key accounts, identify unusual transactions, verify adequacy of reserves and accruals, follow-up and review with management
  • Partner with FP&A team to review, analyze and monitor departmental expenses.
  • Provide accounting administrative support and training as needed (e.g. account inquiries, accruals, GAAP guidance, corporate policies and procedures etc.)
  • Manage internal and external audits by providing audit schedules, support and responding to inquiries.
  • Participate in special projects by supporting management and the project team in various tasks.
  • Research literature to support accounting treatment and methodology used in accordance with US GAAP and the Company's financial policies.


SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Ability to deal with diverse groups and various levels of financial and operating personnel maintaining a positive attitude under pressure.
  • Agile and quick to adapt to change.
  • Ability to work independently (with limited supervision) and possesses the initiative to identify problems and propose creative solutions.
  • Flexibility, multi-tasking, creative thinking, good business judgment, strong organizational & communication skills are all required to meet strict deadlines and manage other projects.

 

BENEFITS & PERKS

Things you’ll like a lot! Health Benefits, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Free drinks and snacks, Game Room, Guest speakers and learning events, volunteering opportunities, and a mentor program.


Things you’ll love! Amazing Coworkers, Unlimited vacation (you need time, take it!), Weekly happy hours – enjoy a few drinks with your amazing co-workers, Transparent and approachable executives