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Controller, Finance Department

CONTROLLER

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

FULL-TIME - EXEMPT                  

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POSITION SUMMARY

Under

the Leadership of the Sr. Vice President, Finance & CFO (CFO) provides

overall direction to the Finance Department.
Directs all accounting, payroll, accounts

payable, general ledger and grant activities. Bears responsibility for all

financial and budget reporting, as well as,
department and

company wide financial policies. Works with the CFO to hire and promote

departmental personnel. Participates in the

streamlining and documentation of Accounting Polices & Procedures.

 

ESSENTIAL

FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB

·       

Responsible for all financial

reporting and record keeping functions, internal controls, systems and

procedures.

·       

Supervises and

prepares monthly, quarterly and annual general ledger reconciliations and

ensures that reconciliations for all asset, liability and capital accounts are

prepared accurately and timely.

·       

Follows up with the

appropriate personnel to ensure timely resolution and correction of out-of-

balance items and maintains complete supporting documentation. 

·       

Prepares and maintains

production costs analyses and reports including net asset roll forward reports in

collaboration with production management staff.

·       

Prepares cash flow

analyses and pro forma valuations for productions in collaboration with

production management staff.

·       

Plans and directs the

monthly financial statement preparation
of the income

and balance sheet statements including analysis of accruals, analysis of the

balance sheet and profit and loss accounts.

·       

Ensures

integrity and comprehensiveness of controls on a monthly basis, along with

compliance with GAAP.

·       

Participates in the annual audit.

·       

Manages the monthly close process.

·       

Assists in the preparation of fund accounting reports and related

tax declarations.

·       

Performs other duties as assigned.

 

IN

COLLABORATION WITH THE SR. VICE PRESIDENT, FINANCE & CFO

·       

Prepares the annual budget.

·       

Participates in the

streamlining and documentation of Accounting Policies & Procedures.

·       

Shapes the Finance

Team by evaluating and adding staff, understanding and improving work flow.

·       

Participates in the monthly

reporting to the Board of Directors, including explanations on cash flow and

variance analyses.

·       

Participates in the

design, upgrade and implementation of internal control procedures, as required.

·       

Participates in the

preparation of board and committee meetings.

 

MANAGERIAL

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

·       

Three positions report directly to

the Controller: the Director of Accounting, the A/P Coordinator and the Cash

Analyst.

·       

One position reports directly to

the Director of Accounting, and indirectly to the Controller: the Associate

Director of Payroll.

 

FOSTERING

RELATIONSHIPS (INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL)

 

·       

Develops and maintains productive

and positive relationships on a daily basis with: the Sr. Vice President,

Finance & CFO, Department Heads and Production Management Department.

·       

Develops and maintains productive

and positive relationships on an as needed basis with the following internal

relationships: the CEO, Sr. Vice President & General Counsel, Business

Affairs, and Human Resources.

·       

Develops and maintains productive

and positive relationships on an as needed basis with the following external

relationships: Board of Directors, Auditor, banking institutions and investment

companies.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS

(OVERALL)

·       

Under the limited supervision of the Sr. Vice President of Finance

& CFO, the Controller must be a take charge person focused on a challenging

position. This hands-on role requires the Controller to operate at many levels independently

to ensure the successful execution of each responsibility. The Controller must

be skilled in various competencies, as follows: managing multiple projects

simultaneously, planning and accountability, decision-making, problem solving,

creativity and human relations.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS (SPECIFIC)

·       

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or

Finance and five years nonprofit accounting experience.

·       

Experience

working with auditors, 990 tax filings, Navision and Fixed Asset Management.

·       

Thorough knowledge of financial modeling and business financial

planning.

·       

Thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles in

a media environment.

·       

Strong understanding of Non Profit Accounting or Public

Broadcasting practices.

·       

Strong mathematical and analytical skills for monitoring

accounting records and resolving


accounting problem.

·       

Good supervisory

skills for managing professional staff, including the ability to monitor and

evaluate worker performance, establish work priorities and delegate tasks.

·       

Strong computer skills

with excellent spreadsheet abilities for financial modeling, including computerized

GL maintenance experience (Navision).

·       

Must have the ability

to work independently and under time constraints.

·       

Strong written and

verbal communication skills.

 

PREFERRED

·             

Nonprofit accounting experience at

a television station.

·             

Master's degree in accounting,

finance or business.

 

PHYSICAL

REQUIREMENTS

Must

be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without

accommodations.

This position reports to the Sr. Vice President, Finance & CFO. To apply submit a resume and cover letter to Human Resources at hr@kcet.org or mail to KCETLink, 2900 W Alameda Avenue, Ste. 600, Burbank, CA 91505.

KCETLink is an Equal Opportunity Employer: women, minorities, persons

with disabilities and veterans are an integral part of the workforce.



KCETLink

KCETLINK MEDIA GROUP is the the national independent public media organization formed by the merger between KCET and Link Media. A viewer-supported 501c(3) organization, its content is distributed nationally via satellite on DIRECTV (ch. 375) and DISH Network (ch. 9410), in Southern and Central California via broadcast and cable, as well as through various digital delivery systems.