The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper is seeking a Controller to manage all accounting functions, including general ledger, advertising and circulation accounts receivable, placement and billing for legal notices and obituaries, collections, and accounts payable.
A college degree in accounting and several years’ professional work experience are minimum requirements for this position. The ideal candidate will have extensive newspaper experience and hold a Certificate in Public Accounting (CPA).
The company is offering an attractive compensation package including a salary commensurate with qualifications, profit sharing plan, 401K, and group health insurance.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is part of the privately held WEHCO Media group of multi-state newspapers and Cable Television companies. The Controller reports directly to the President of the newspaper and works closely with WEHCO Media corporate executives.
The Controller’s responsibilities include:
Supervising a staff of twelve.
Developing the annual budget working with other department heads.
Working with an outside public accounting firm on the annual audit.
Coordinating input for the monthly financial statements.
Producing extensive monthly financial summary reports.
Preparing pro forma financial statements on new projects and bi-weekly flash reports.
Continually monitoring cash balances in several bank accounts.
Overseeing collection efforts of bad debts for multiple Arkansas properties.
Handling electronic transfers of funds.
Reviewing and approving routine commissions and bonus payments for all departments.
Providing financial documents to all departments upon request.
Leading the accounting effort for new projects or changes to business systems.
Providing in-depth spreadsheet analyses of various operations and projects.
To apply: Email your resume to
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. All new hires are subject to substance abuse screening.