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

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters and How He Asked—we inspire, inform and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal, to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. And so are we.

ABOUT THE BILLING COORDINATOR ROLE AND OUR TEAM:

XO Group is looking for a Billing Coordinator to join our Finance team. The XO Finance team provides financial results to support business decisions, SEC filings, and has fun while doing it! Our ideal candidate is flexible, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and is capable of handling sensitive data with care. You love working with others, collaborating and sharing responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Process invoices, payments and related journal entries to accrue revenue.
  • Maintain customer accounts within database. Research any discrepancies.
  • Communicate daily with clients for billing inquires and requests.
  • Work with sales personnel to accurately bill customers.
  • Contribute to Monthly and Quarterly Close Process, including requests from auditors.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and analytics.
  • Partner with other members of the finance team to organize internal audit documentation, month-end close checklists on a monthly basis, as needed.
  • Contribute to Finance team’s continuous process improvement and pursuit of excellence in systems and processes.
  • Assist in various Finance-led ad-hoc requests. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, or related field.
  • 1-3 years of relatable experience.
  • Prior Accounts Receivable experience, a plus.
  • Experience with Great Plains, Cybersource, or Operative, a plus.
  • Technologically savvy, Proficient in MS office.
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to multi-task effectively.
  • Team player - capable of building effective relationships within their department and cross-functionally.
  • Strong desire to learn and develop within the Finance team.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE FP&A ROLE AND OUR TEAM

Our FP&A team is the critical eyes and ears to the financial progress of our company.  This is the team that pulls together our numbers and analyzes our business in partnership with our executive teams.  We are seeking a new FP&A Analyst to join our effort adding another set of strong analytic and business skills to our team. 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Design and produce management reports, business performance dashboards, and key metric tracking tools across XO Group, Inc.
  • Create monthly, quarterly, annual budgets/forecasts with relevant business teams
  • Complete actual results vs. budget/forecast / prior year variance analysis including written business performance commentary
  • Collaboratively work with the business team(s) to accurately summarize and present results to Senior Management;
  • Serve as the conduit bridging sales team performance to income statement results; responsible for updating and vetting the weekly Sales / Revenue forecast
  • Ad hoc projects to model and summarize current and projected financial performance for potential business arrangements (partnerships, M&A, licensing, etc.)
  • Contribute to FP&A team’s pursuit of excellence in systems and processes; partner with the Business Intelligence team as necessary to automate reporting functionality; optimize the FP&A team’s use budgeting/forecasting software to standardize management reports

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting; formal training in entry-level banking or corporate training program, a plus
  • 3-5 years of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) experience 
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint; strong modeling skills, coupled with an understanding of financial reporting systems, procedures, and controls
  • Comfortable with various financial reporting systems to optimize the results of a business
  • Capable of building effective internal and external relationships; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and implementation skills
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and expeditiously
  • Ability to take direction and show initiative, strong sense of urgency & commitment
  • Proactive, high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem-solving
  • Of unquestioned ethics and integrity

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

 

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

 

ABOUT THE INVESTOR RELATIONS TEAM AND ROLE:

XO Group is looking for an Investor Relations professional to join our Finance team.  The XO Finance team provides financial results to support business decisions, SEC filings,  and external and internal financial communication, Reporting to the Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Development, this individual will help manage the company’s interactions with Wall Street. In this role, you will also support the company’s corporate development initiatives. Our ideal candidate is flexible, highly-organized, detail-oriented, and is capable of handling sensitive data with care. You love working with others, collaborating and sharing responsibilities.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Partner with Director, Investor Relations on preparation and analysis of quarterly earnings call materials, including prepared remarks, investor presentation and Q&A documents
  • Organize and execute the quarterly earnings process with senior management
  • Conduct peer analyses and broader sector analysis on various investor relations topics
  • Manage the company’s participation in Wall Street conferences and organizing investor meetings
  • Collaborate with Accounting,  FP&A, and Legal on earnings materials and related SEC documents
  • Assist with the assessment of corporate development opportunities
  • Assist with various ad-hoc research projects

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Business, Marketing or related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in Investor Relations, finance, or related field
  • Working knowledge of Investor Relations concepts and practices.
  • Experience working with senior management teams
  • Strong modeling skills, coupled with an understanding of financial statements
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to multi-task effectively
  • Team player; capable of building effective relationships within their department and cross-functionally
  • Ability to take direction and show initiative, strong sense of urgency & commitment
  • Proactive, high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem-solving
  • Of unquestioned ethics and integrity

 

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.

 

WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE PAYROLL MANAGER ROLE:

The Payroll Manager will manage 1 staff member and will be accountable for the payroll preparation, distribution and reporting processes for all US employees.

Additionally, this role will be responsible for providing support for payroll accounting, 401k and related regulatory reporting/filing requirements, and providing information and assistance to company personnel in all aspects related to payroll.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Calculate payroll for all US (multi-state) employees in a timely and accurate manner using ADP
  • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, as well as the Company's payroll and benefit policies/procedures
  • Identify and drive process improvement initiatives to create an efficient and scalable payroll support structure; cross-functionally collaborate with HR & Finance departments to do so
  • Establish organization-wide standards and best practices including developing and updating policies, procedures and workflows
  • Interface with internal and external individuals, departments and agencies to answer questions, resolve issues, provide required reports, obtain and share information related to payroll or payroll procedures
  • Ensure compliance of established payroll policies and procedures and incorporates procedural changes when necessary
  • Prepare/review monthly payroll journal entries and account reconciliations, provide research and analysis as necessary
  • Ensure Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for payroll processes; validate accuracy of data feeds between ADP and vendors
  • Oversee annual 401k audit and Worker’s Compensation audit
  • Manage ESPP Enrollment/Purchase processes
  • Supervise daily work of the Payroll Coordinator

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree; major in accounting or business preferred
  • 7-10 years of total experience in a corporate payroll department (3 years in a payroll management role) within a medium size company with multi-state locations
  • Prior experience using ADP payroll is required; Workforce Now 13 is a plus.
  • Must have in-depth knowledge of multi-state payrolls as well as federal, state and local labor laws, employee benefit plans and payroll taxes
  • Excellent understanding of payroll processes, systems and practices
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with employees at all levels
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, specifically Excel
  • Must be self-driven and highly motivated.
  • Must be able and willing to work through complex problems
  • Positive and upbeat attitude is essential
  • Must be able to handle all aspects of work with a high degree of autonomy, common sense, and confidentiality

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.





WHAT WE DO MATTERS:

Here at XO Group, we truly believe in doing work that matters. Through our family of brands—The Knot, The Nest, The Bump, GigMasters, and How He Asked—we inspire, inform, and cheer on our community as they move through life’s most amazing milestones. From the proposal to creating a home and starting a family together, we’re there for every step of the journey. Our couples and business partners depend on us. They're all in. So are we.

ABOUT THE FP&A ROLE AND OUR TEAM

Our FP&A team is the critical eyes and ears to the financial progress of our company.  This is the team that pulls together our numbers and analyzes our business in partnership with our executive teams.  We are seeking a new FP&A Analyst to join our effort adding another set of strong analytic and business skills to our team.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Build and maintain comprehensive advertising revenue business models, and long-range overall strategic model  
  • Design and produce management reports, business performance dashboards, and key metric tracking tools across XO Group, Inc.
  • Create monthly, quarterly, annual budgets/forecasts (revenue and operating expense) with relevant business teams
  • Complete actual results vs. budget/forecast / prior year variance analysis including written business performance commentary
  • Collaboratively work with the business team(s) to accurately summarize and present results to Senior Management
  • Serve as the conduit bridging sales team performance to income statement results; responsible for updating and vetting the weekly Sales / Revenue forecast
  • Ad hoc projects to model and summarize current and projected financial performance for potential business arrangements (partnerships, M&A, licensing, etc.)
  • Contribute to FP&A team’s pursuit of excellence in systems and processes; partner with the Business Intelligence team as necessary to automate reporting functionality; optimize the FP&A team’s use budgeting/forecasting software to standardize management reports

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting; entry-level corporate training program a plus
  • 5-6 years Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) experience, ideally in a Media or Advertising company
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint, and Google products; strong modeling skills, coupled with an understanding of financial reporting systems, procedures, and controls
  • Comfortable with various financial reporting systems to optimize the results of a business
  • Capable of building effective internal and external relationships; strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and implementation skills
  • Results-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and expeditiously
  • Self-starter, shows initiative and curiousity, strong sense of urgency, commitment, and accountability for your work product
  • Proactive, high-energy with a hands-on approach to problem-solving
  • Of unquestioned ethics and integrity

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT YOU:

  • You love our users. You deeply understand our users and put them at the center of everything you do. You aim to serve and delight them every day.
  • You do the right thing. You are respectful and act with the highest integrity. If you see something that isn’t right, you say something.
  • You debate it.  You ask questions to understand a perspective and are comfortable respectfully challenging assumptions. You are not turned off by constructive conflict to get to the right answer.
  • You own your outcomes.  You set clear ambitious goals. You anticipate obstacles, persevere, and are accountable for your commitments.
  • You make fast decisions. You are an effective and timely communicator. You understand how to collaborate, compromise, and escalate when needed.
  • You get better every day.  You welcome the gift of feedback. You never settle in your quest to grow and develop. By being here, you make our company stronger.

WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT US:

You’ll hear a lot about culture and perks from other companies, but we like to think of it as the XO way of life. From unlimited vacation and generous parental leave benefits, to free snacks and Thirsty Thursdays, we believe in happiness above all else—in and out of the office.