The Accounting Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance department of a broadcasting station including accounts payable, budgeting and forecasting, and general accounting including journal entries and accruals. This position also compiles monthly financial statements and related monthly and quarterly reports. This position works closely with the station VP/General Manager and Executive Leadership team on all financial matters as well as strategic business planning, staff efficiencies, and general business consultation.
II. Essential Job Functions
Accountabilities, Actions and Expected Measurable Results
Performs all job functions pertaining to the monthly closing process for compilation of station financial statement reporting. Responsible for balance sheet account reconciliation. Prepares journal entries. Processes accounts payable, invoices, account receivable adjustments, capital asset activation, etc. Oversees finance area functions to ensure adherence to station and Corporate policies and deadlines. Manages the station’s accounts payable process. Work in a support function as well as play a leadership role with VP / GM and the Executive Leadership team at the station. 25%
Provides Regional Business Director with financial data for the monthly/quarterly financial reports and/or prepares monthly/quarterly financial reports. Assists Regional Business Director in the preparation of station’s annual budget and strategic plan.
III. Minimum Qualifications and Job Requirements | All must be met to be considered.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or a related field, or equivalent training and/or experience.
Minimum of 2 years general accounting is required. General accounting experience at a broadcast television station is highly preferred. Prior experience with Oracle Hyperion and Wide Orbit is preferred.
Specific Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong organizational skills. Must be able to prioritize and multi-task.
Must be flexible and adaptable to meet changing needs and priorities. Must be results focused and able to meet deadlines. Must have a strong level of team orientation. Excellent interpersonal skills. Good verbal and written communication skills Must be customer focused with ability to quickly resolve internal and external customer needs/requests. Good PC skills including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
% Travel Required (Approximate): 5%
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