Financial Analyst #105-13
|Salary Range:||$46,673 - $70,009|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Business Group:||Southern California Public Radio|
The Financial Analyst will play an integral role in the smooth functioning of the SCPR daily business and financial operations and the relationships with its constituent organizations, vendors and partners. Reporting to the Director, Business Services, the Financial Analyst provides financial reporting and analysis functions and manages the accounts payable and accounts receivable functions for Southern California Public Radio.
Provide documentation regarding monthly journal entries for such items as payroll expenses and non-payroll expenses as requested by the SCPR Finance team.
Work with APMG and SCPR Finance teams to provide local activity reports, including financial reports.
Working with SCPR budget managers to collect, analyze and track data information for (i.e. special projects, travel, acquisitions, Time Usage Reports) .
The Financial Analyst is responsible for the oversight of the daily accounting function with direct accountability to the APMG Accounts Payable and Purchasing Managers regarding APMG A/P processes, systems and policies, internal controls, and auditing processes.
The Financial Analyst is responsible for:
o The processing and approval of invoices, payment vouchers, purchase orders, capital expenditure requests, check requests, SCPR petty cash account, contracts and W-9s from vendors.
o Verify that independent contractor data is acquired to ensure proper payments.
o Request new vendors and accounts in Lawson for SCPR.
Lead the support efforts to the APMG Accounts Receivable department. This includes the oversight of the SCPR cash handling functions including, but not limited to, processing daily cash deposits and communicating with SCPR Underwriting and SCPR and APMG Development teams to assure payments have been properly tracked in our financial systems (e.g., Lawson, Enterprise, VT and other tracking systems), review aging reports for accuracy and may be asked to make collection calls.
Facilitate the use of APMGs financial and human resources online tools, such as Lawson, Concur, Cognos, and Kronos/Timekeeper, to ensure use, function and accessible to budget managers and staff members.
o Provide training of Concur Management System and check for correct allocation of account coding and expense types for local groups and bureaus and provide first level support.
o Provide assistance with the use of Kronos/Timekeeper alerting the HR Manager for SCPR of any inconsistencies or issues.
o Provide back-up assistance with various human resources requirements when HR Assistant is located at APM in downtown.
Maintain highest standards of quality control in processing and reporting financial information given time and resources. Quality control will be defined by degree of accuracy, completeness, thoroughness and timeliness.
Foster a creative and productive work environment. Create development opportunities and individualized development plans for staff and training to enhance skills and foster growth
Miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Bachelors degree in Accounting/Finance; candidates with equivalent experience will be considered.
Three to five years of directly related accounting experience
Three to five years supervisory/lead experience with an ability to coach, inspire and lead.
Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to perform tasks and interact with people at all levels in the organization with confidence and speak authoritatively on matters within the positions purview; must also determine which items require referral to supervisor or others.
Strong understanding of fundamental accounting concepts; project tracking and inter-company mechanics
Working knowledge of the cash disbursement cycle, systems, and tools in a multiple location/entity environment
Proven record to anticipate, identify and remedy general ledger issues with minimal guidance
Proficiency with Windows-based software including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint required.
Advanced Excel skills a must.
Ability to communicate financial issues to people of diverse financial backgrounds
Strong problem solving skills ability to present alternatives when standard procedures do not apply
Knowledge of general ledger integrations/reconciliations from subsidiary data sources
Strong organizational skills ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines
Must have the ability to extract meaning and communicate the big picture from high volume, micro level analysis
Maintain high standards of customer service, professional ethics and confidentiality
Strong communication skills - with ability to facilitate harmonious cross-divisional workflows.
Leadership and personnel skills and ability to develop, motivate, train and grow employees.
Self-starter with ability to work both independently and on a team.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
Lawson and Cognos BI experience preferred
Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and reporting environments
Knowledge of media, e-commerce, retail, direct merchandising industries.
Experience administrating end-user web based applications
Experience with multiple divisions/locations
Knowledge of inter-company and inter-fund transactions
Reporting To This Position: N/A
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
o Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
o Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
o Moderate noise level
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