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Staff Accountant At 14 West

Location: Baltimore, Maryland

Job Description

Overview


If the idea of being a traditional accountant doesn’t appeal to you, and you’re looking for a less conventional work environment, you’ll want to read more…

14 West, part of The Agora, an international consortium of media companies with offices located in the historic Mount Vernon district of Baltimore, is looking for a Staff Accountant to join our team. This individual will help support all of the centralized groups within The Agora with their accounting, reporting, and analytical needs.

The Agora is comprised of more than 800 professionals in Baltimore that enjoy some of the top workplaces in the city, according to The Baltimore Sun. In fact, in 2017, five Agora Companies were recognized by The Sun as Top Workplaces, and The Agora’s Mount Vernon Campus was even featured in the Baltimore Business Journal’s online Cool Digs column. Being a part of our team, and an employee of The Agora, is an opportunity that’s quite honestly very sought after.

Responsibilities

In order to succeed in this type of environment, you have to have an open mind, a positive attitude and a willingness to take on any challenge. We look for people who display a willingness to explore solutions to problems without requiring hand-holding. We need someone with an understanding of general ledger accounting, a proficiency in Excel, and the utmost attention to detail. You’ll be responsible for the following:

Perform monthly, quarterly, and yearly closing process
Conduct financial review meetings with clients
Analyze and report on budget to actual variances
Provide in-depth financial statement analysis
Balance sheet, intercompany, and bank reconciliations
Revenue and expense allocations and entries
Invoice preparation and coding review
Ad hoc financial, accounting, and analytical projects

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance, or equivalent training
2-4 years accounting experience
General Ledger experience
Experience with Microsoft Excel and Outlook required
Strong oral and written communication skills
The ability to multi-task and change gears under pressure are extremely important
Highly organized and flexible in a dynamic work environment
A willingness to see no task as too large or too small
Inquisitiveness and the desire to change processes for the better
Highly motivated to learn within a growing entrepreneurial organization, confident, and passionate about a high level of service

Position Expectations

30 days: You’ll understand our chart of accounts and the various businesses we serve.

90 days: You’ll learn and own various balance sheet reconciliations.

180 days: You’ll handle all monthly recurring journal entries, reconciliations, and prep work for month end close for specific business units.


We offer a wide variety of benefits, programs, and services to our employees, including:
Medical, vision, and dental insurance plans
Employer-subsidized parking
401(k) plan with employer matching
Generous vacation time and paid holidays
Fitness programs and discounts
Casual dress code

How to Apply

Sounds like a pretty good gig, doesn’t it? But don’t take our word for it. We’ll answer any and every question you’ve got about what it’s like to work for this Baltimore Sun Top Workplace… but you’ve got to get the interview first.
In addition, you need to make sure that we are the company you want to work for. The Agora has a unique culture and our department offers a challenging work environment to intelligent and motivated individuals. If you think you’ve got what it takes, apply ASAP with your resume and cover letter explaining why you’re right for this position. This opportunity won’t last long.

About 14 West
14 West is the business services arm of The Agora, a network for more than 40 of the world’s most innovative media and marketing companies. By relying on us, The Agora Companies enjoy the unique luxury of focusing on the work they want to do… not the work they have to do. We share a history and a heritage with the businesses we support, and custom tailor our administrative and technical strategies to suit them. We believe passion is a critical ingredient in the services we provide. And we strive to deliver leading-edge yet sustainable solutions that promote perpetual growth.

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