This position provides financial, accounting, and reporting support for WHYY’s operations. The Senior Accountant will play a critical role in month-end closing, financial data analysis, account reconciliations, and financial reporting. He/she will actively interact with WHYY’s operation managers, and other internal and external stakeholders to support the Controller in implementing sound financial controls across the company.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare schedules to support journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, and financial statement analysis.
Research complex data to reconcile and explain financial data variances.
Prepare and review financial reports to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
Assist in annual budget and rolling forecast exercises.
Prepare schedules to support annual external audits and audits by other third parties.
Assist the Controller in managing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions.
Develop and enforce policies and practices to ensure the safeguarding of WHYY assets.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration is required. CPA preferred.
Experience: 10 years’ experience in Accounting, with at least 2 years in roles of increasing responsibility and supervisory experience.
Technical Skills: Advanced Excel skills are required; Excellent computer skills with proficiency using accounting software.
Communication Skills: Well-developed listening, writing, and verbal skills are a must; Interpersonal skills to deal with all levels of employees are needed. Must demonstrate the ability to negotiate and convince others. This position requires internal and external contacts involving carrying out company policy and programs and the influence of others. This position requires the ability to write and present technical reports for use by board, management, and auditors.
Budget/Revenue/Math Skills: This position requires extensive experience managing financial data. Superior math skills are needed; construction and use of complex spreadsheets, and the ability to learn different accounting systems is required.
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