WGBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.
WGBH Finance Department is responsible for establishing and maintaining the internal financial control structure and environment that enables WGBH to comply with all the applicable laws, regulations, and policies. This encompasses the various business needs of WGBH, including, the following functions: financial reporting and analysis, payroll, accounts payable, billing, accounts receivable, and maintenance of the general ledger.
The Staff Accountant functions in a professional capacity within WGBH’s Finance Department and reports to the Affiliates and Consolidations Manager. The principal objective of the position is the efficient and effective management of key organizational accounting needs related to WGBH’s affiliated entities. Affiliated entities presently include WGBY, WCAI, PRI, PRX, and CDP. Specific areas of focus will include supporting each of the affiliate’s accounting teams, assisting with the quarterly and annual financial statement consolidation process, and maintaining responsibility for the recognition of local corporate sponsorship revenue and receivables, as well as grant revenue and receivables. Participation in ad hoc projects may also be required. The Staff Accountant will establish and maintain relationships with key contacts at each affiliate. Additionally, the Staff Accountant will work closely with other members of the Finance team including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants and production finance, business unit managers, and budgeting.
Serve as a key point of contact for each of WGBH’s affiliates
Assist in the gathering, review, and preparation of quarterly and annual accounting balances for the financial statement consolidation process
Support the monthly, quarterly and year-end closes
Prepare monthly journal entries relating to grants receivable, grant revenue, sponsorship revenue, and sponsorship receivables
Perform detailed analyses and reconciliations of intercompany transactions
Perform general ledger account reconciliations for each area of functional responsibility
Review general ledger transactions for proper recognition under GAAP
Lead the preparation of related schedules and provide documentation for selections in the year-end audit
SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
Minimum of 2-3 years related work experience in the Accounting field.
Must have experience in accounting either in an audit, departmental or central office setting.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong Excel skills required.
Workday experience is a plus, but not required.
Possess strong analytical, technical, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with multiple departments simultaneously.
Demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with internal controls over accounting and financial reporting.
Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment.
Possesses strong ethics and acts with integrity.
Ability to produce accurate and timely work products when working under pressure.
Maintains confidentiality and exercises discretion with information, as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in Finance/Accounting required. CPA preferred.
WGBH is an equal opportunity employer. The community and audience we serve is diverse, and we wish to foster that diversity in our workplace. Toward that end, WGBH does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.
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