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Forum Communications Company
Fargo, ND, United States
15 days ago
Forum Communications Company
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
15 days ago


SUMMARY: Acts as a business partner to the General Manager and Company Management to help attain efficiencies in operation and expense controls, increase company revenues, and develop strategic plans for the organization.


  • Responsible for developing operating and capital budgets, including analysis, reporting, and transmission in the Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains system.
  • Oversees all accounting records and procedures, including general ledger and subsidiary ledgers, and detailed written reconciliations of all Asset and Liability Accounts.
  • Assumes final accountability for all the reporting functions, including internal and external financial statements, management information reports, including quarterly and annual summaries, monthly financial statistical, operating, and capital original budget and budget status, and tax and compliance spreadsheets.
  • Assumes overall responsibility for timely and accurate billing of advertising, agency, and circulation accounts.
  • Assumes responsibility for the company’s internal control procedures and self-evaluation of the control environment reflecting the overall attitude, awareness, and actions of management.
  • Manages accounting support for the newspaper’s strategic plan, including the development of individual goals for accounting staff.
  • Oversees credit and collection function, including collection of advertising and circulation receivables and enforcement of credit policies.
  • Monitors a variety of advertising and circulation activities and provides management reports.
  • Oversees the company purchase card program, accounts payable, unclaimed property reporting, and sales/use tax filings.
  • Supervise accounting staff as assigned. This includes communicating organization needs, overseeing employee performance, managing workflow, and identifying training and development opportunities
  • Other duties as assigned, including hiring, training, and retaining skilled accounting staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting preferred. CPA preferred but not required.
  • A minimum of 10 years accounting experience, of which 5 years need to be as a supervisor.


  • Must be a strategic thinker, astute financial analyst, and team leader.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starting individual.
  • Ability to work long or unpredictable hours, in excess of 40 hours, without loss of quality.
  • Ability to handle deadline stress and to work at a deadline pace when warranted. Flexibility is important.
  • Computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet (word and excel) important.


  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and a driving record that is insurable by the company.
  • Must carry an acceptable level of vehicle insurance as required by the company.


  • Regularly required to sit, stand, talk, hear, use hands to fingers, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb, balance and stoop.
  • Occasionally required to lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Required to use close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to focus.
  • Works in both office setting and outside begin exposed to the elements.
  • Physical presence at company workplace required.

Application deadline is 09/17/2021. 

At Forum Communications Company, our legacy is deeply rooted in harnessing the power of communication to connect and inform people in the communities we serve. Since 1917, everything we do is driven by creating and sharing information, ideas and insights.

Today, we're a leading media and technology company that's home to a family of people whose passion and purpose is fueled by collaboration and innovation. We believe in supporting each other, working hard towards common goals and having fun.

Come for the perks: Excellent employee culture, competitive pay, 401(k), company-paid volunteer time, health and wellness initiatives for all employees. Additional perks for full-time positions include: comprehensive benefits package, generous paid time off, paid holidays and paid time off for birthday, paid parental and pregnancy disability leave for qualifying employees.

Stay for the people: Family-owned and operated since 1917, development and growth opportunities, inclusive, creative culture, safe working environment, employees of all ages and backgrounds, positive collaboration.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 58547015
  • Location:
    Fargo, North Dakota, United States
  • Position Title: Controller
  • Company Name: Forum Communications Company
  • Job Function: AP/AR Clerk
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Experience: None
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