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Dow Jones Sr Analyst, FMA, Accounting in LONDON, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Where is it based?


  • Do you want to work for a market leader in a busy but rewarding environment?

  • Do you want to be the go-to person for senior management?

  • Do you feel you can bring all the below experiences in a friendly and professional manner?

If so, this key position may be just what you are looking for.

Who is my manager?

Senior Director of Financial and Management accounting - EMEA

Who are we?

Dow Jones provides news and business information to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. It has produced unrivalled quality content for more than 125 years and today has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations with nearly 2,000 journalists in more than 75 bureaus globally. Its leading publications and products include the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. More recently prominent brands in the oil and gas sectors have been added to the Dow Jones stable in the form of OPIS, NAVX and CMM

What is the role?

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a qualified chartered accountant to join Dow Jones, an international media company with publications such as The Wall Street Journal and eFinancial News. The role reports directly to the Senior Director of Financial and Management accounting - EMEA and will be responsible for the general ledger, accounting, tax and audit support for EMEA Companies that have been added to the Dow Jones Group through the acquisition of Base Chemicals and OPIS products.

Responsible for a number of legal entities based in the UK and Europe, the Financial Accountant will work closely with the Senior Director and Senior Manager to ensure that the accounting records for the various entities under their control are complete, accurate and prepared in accordance with the relevant local accounting standards.

You will perform necessary month-end tasks, ensure balance sheet reconciliations are kept up to date and perform the year-end close and statutory audit process for entities located in the UK, Romania and Poland. Support for local tax audits is also necessary so the successful candidate will be expected to manage these to the conclusion

What is my personal contribution?

  • Perform the necessary month-end checks and balances to ensure that the figures are recorded accurately and are complete.

  • Prepare reconciliations for all balance sheet accounts under your responsibility in a timely manner.

  • Interrogate the ledgers and ensure any issues under your control are effectively managed to resolution.

  • Assist with the audit and preparation of annual statutory accounts and related branches or subsidiaries across EMEA and ensure they are filed within the required timelines.

  • Partner with the tax team to ensure appropriate returns are filed in a timely fashion and in compliance with local rules

  • Supporting the AP process for end-users in the country, dealing with documentation that is not necessarily in English

  • Work closely with the US-based AP, AR and GL teams to ensure that all entries are accurately recorded into the SAP GL.

  • Develop close relationships with supporting external accountants and lawyers to ensure compliance with local laws and accounting standards

  • Preparation of local financial statements in the UK, Romania and Poland including audit sign-off as required

  • Assist with project and process improvement work as and when it arises.

What do you need from me?


  • Finalist or qualified accountant or international equivalent with experience in industry or looking for a first role after practice

  • Experience with the preparation and audit of financial statements in the UK and EMEA under local GAAP

  • Experience in preparation of UK financials

  • Managing relationships with 3rd parties responsible for preparation of locally compliant documentation for accounting and tax

  • Working in a multinational organisation with multiple currency transactions and keeping management and statutory books.

  • Exposure to month-end and year-end close processes in a commercial environment.

  • Good working knowledge of excel. E.g vlookup, pivots, sumif etc.

  • Proactive flexible attitude with a track record of implementing positive change.

  • Excellent time management, communication and co-ordination skills

  • Ability to work autonomously and get things done in a timely manner

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written

  • An eye for detail results in the necessary accuracy


  • Some experience with US GAAP and/or IFRS

  • Experience in dealing with foreign tax authorities for queries and audit requirements

  • Experience of working for a multinational US-headquartered company

  • Media environment experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP Fiori and Analysis for Office tools

In return, we offer a professional, progressive and multicultural environment for you to grow both personally as well as a wide range of benefits offered by a global company.

Dow Jones, Making Careers Newsworthy - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. EEO/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vets. Dow Jones is committed to providing reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities, in our job application and/or interview process. If you need assistance or accommodation in completing your application, due to a disability, email us at Please put "Reasonable Accommodation" in the subject line.

Business Area: FINANCE

Job Category: Finance

Union Status:

Non-Union role

Since 1882, Dow Jones has been finding new ways to bring information to the world’s top business entities. Beginning as a niche news agency in an obscure Wall Street basement, Dow Jones has grown to be a worldwide news and information powerhouse, with prestigious brands including The Wall Street Journal, Dow Jones Newswires, Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch and Financial News.

This longevity and success is due to a relentless pursuit of accuracy, depth and innovation, enhanced by the wisdom of past experience and a solid grasp on the future ahead. More than its individual brands, Dow Jones is a modern gateway to intelligence, with innovative technology, advanced data feeds, integrated solutions, expert research, award-winning journalism and customizable apps and delivery systems to bring the information that matters most to customers, when and where they need it, every day.

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Req ID: 37539