Friday September 21, 2018

Welcome, visitor! [ Register | LoginRSS Feed  |   | 




  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Company: The Advocate
  • Company Website:
  • Contact Name: Jessica Legath
  • Contact email:
  • Contact Phone: 2253880173
  • Contact Fax: 2253880397
  • City: Baton Rouge
  • State: Louisiana
  • Country: United States
  • Zip/Postal Code: 70809


The Advocate is seeking a Controller to lead finance operations and oversee analysis, reporting, projecting and tracking of financial performance across multiple products and platforms. The Controller is expected to play an integral role in developing strategies to grow revenue and audience, create strategic partnerships and to find efficiencies to reduce expenses and/or improve results. Media experience preferred.


Primary duties and responsibilities include:

  • Direct participation and oversight in accounting and finance responsibilities to include: preparation and analysis of individual and consolidated financial statements for multiple business units; completion of account reconciliations and accruals; creation of various reports and summaries of financial information; maintenance and reconciliation of general ledgers; completion of A/P & A/R activities; and more.
  • Prepares and analyzes monthly, quarterly and annual financial forecasts and results.
  • Analyzes current and prospective operations to identify opportunities to drive revenue, reduce expenses, create efficiencies and establish strategic partnerships.
  • Directs accounting and financial functions in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and policies. Exerts internal controls to protect company assets, ensures safe handling of cash and meets all legal and company requirements; ensures compliance with audit standards.


The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-motivated professional who can demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in an accounting/finance role.
  • Proficiency with current industry standard software applications.
  • Quickly assimilate new information and solve complex problems with minimal guidance.
  • Strong experience navigating an entrepreneurial work environment and adapting communication to suit varied personalities.
  • Ability direct and execute initiatives across all operational disciplines.
  • Highly self-motivated personality with the ability to work well independently and in a team environment.
  • Preference towards taking personal initiative and thrives when asked to multi-task.
  • Pro-active and takes personal initiative.
    • Strategic thinker and detail oriented with emphasis on impeccable work quality Adept at working with internal business partners remotely.


In addition to the specific skills and experience outlined above, the candidate selected for this position will be a confident and direct communicator with the level of presence and professionalism necessary to interact with professionals at all levels and with varied communication styles. They will also be a self-starter with a proven history of taking initiative in professional situations and working independently of others. To ensure success in this role, the candidate selected will demonstrate a willingness to learn and a desire to continuously expand their skills and abilities.


Apply at:

Controller (Job ID 1124)

Please attach a cover letter and resume.



Ad Reference ID: 7145b848d7bf0275

No Tags


To inquire about this ad listing, complete the form below to send a message to the ad poster.

Information about the ad poster

  • Listed by: Advocate
  • Member Since: August 27, 2018

Other items listed by Advocate

  • No other ads by this poster found.
Latest items listed by Advocate »