Michigan Public Media (MPM) is looking for a team player with a positive outlook and a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude to join our team. The role includes exercising a high level of initiative, discretion, and judgment regarding sensitive and confidential matters. The successful candidate should have a developed skill set, the ability to work under pressure while multi-tasking and be able to maintain a calm professional demeanor as well as the ability to exercise excellent independent judgment and appropriately determine when to ask questions or ask for help.
This position is a 70% hybrid position with an actual salary of ($35-$42k) with defined in-person days. The position’s effort may increase up to 100% during peak processing times (July-December).
The Accountant Intermediate will provide financial and administrative support for MPM. This position will provide quality customer service as well as be a liaison to the central office processing provided in Procurement, Financial Operations, and the Shared Services Center.
30% Assist in the preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports for the annual audit (June-December)
Prepares income, balance, cash flow sheet statements, and various other accounting statements and reports
Analyzes financial reports and records, making recommendations relative to the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures
Assist with the preparation of deliverables for annual external financial audit
Prepare standard monthly and year-end financial reports
Manage depreciation schedules, net assets, and contributed revenue tables
Analyze business processes and make recommendations for improvement
Participate in annual policy review, continuous improvement efforts, and development of process and procedure documentation.
20% Accounts Receivable
Back up for Underwriting accounts receivable process
Communicate with the Corporate Support Team when there are any discrepancies with Underwriting agreements and confirmation statements
Process Underwriting Agreement Cover Sheets according to confirmation statements
Assist with the month-end billing process
Issue, track and reconcile accounts receivable invoices
Invoice auxiliary units for rent and utilities
Reconcile outstanding invoices and unallocated deposits
Review monthly AR reports for accuracy and completeness
15% Administrative Support
Distributing office mail, gift processing, and other office duties as needed
Provides administrative support to the Director of HR including but not limited to calendaring, event coordination, committee support, and ad hoc projects
Back up support for Receptionist by answering phones, copying, faxing, filing, ordering office supplies
5% Back up Accounts Payable
Process transactions (Payment Request Forms, PeoplePay requests, and purchase orders), utilizing M-Pathways and interfacing with the SSC as needed.
Vendor Maintenance: As needed, submit documentation to the Shared Services Center to create/update vendors
Concur expense reimbursements
Process travel/hosting expense reimbursements and one-time reimbursements
Process invoice payments and follow-up as needed
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a major in Accounting
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and standard business practices
2-5 years of accounting experience with a clear understanding of accrual and non-profit accounting standards
Demonstrated ability and experience in accounts payable and receivable bookkeeping accounting tasks
Knowledge of financial analysis and reporting
Ability to generate accurate financial reports within established timelines
Proficiency in the use of Excel and Word
Demonstrated ability to work well within a team
Motivated, dependable, organized, and detail-oriented
Ability to multi-task and manage priorities effectively
Excellent customer service to internal and external customers
Clear communication skills
Experience applying fundamental financial concepts and practices to business needs
Excellent analytical skills
Must be able to work the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm-Monday through Friday
Knowledge of University financial systems (e.g. Wolverine Access, Business Objects, Journal Entries, Concur/PCard reconciliation, Accounts Payable/Procurement) and policies/procedures is highly preferred. Understanding of a Radio Traffic System is desired.
Experience with MPathways (Peoplesoft), Business Objects Querying/Reporting Tool
*Limited vacation time during July while closing the books for fiscal year-end.
This position will be starting at 70% effort with a salary range of $35k-$42k.
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