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Posted: April 8, 2024

Accountant

Website WTXF Fox 29

The WTXF Accountant is a critical member of the Finance team and is responsible for executing day-to-day Accounting and Financial Reporting tasks.  This position reports to the Director of Finance and interacts regularly with Station Department Heads and FTS Division personnel to ensure operational activities are accurately forecasted and accounted for. This role is fundamental to many of the Finance department’s core responsibilities, so the ability to meet deadlines while achieving a high level of accuracy is of absolute importance. Essential core competencies for this position include critical thinking, attention to detail, multi-tasking, taking direction, and meeting deadlines; Excel proficiency is also a core technical skillset for this position.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for executing day-to-day Finance / Accounting activities including, but not limited, to preparing various journal entries, reconciling balance sheet accounts, updating forecast models and financial analyses, processing monthly tax filings/payments, partnering with operational colleagues to troubleshoot vendor invoice/payment/coding issues, etc.
Perform month-end close tasks related to prepaid assets, opex accruals, operating lease and fixed asset sub-ledgers
Prepare & maintain monthly departmental cost analyses; participate in monthly forecast discussions and update financial models accordingly
Support Station leadership in Budget preparation activities
Assist (as necessary) in executing Station audit requests including annual SOX Self-Assessment process
Perform other ad-hoc duties and participate in other special projects as may be deemed necessary
Education and Experience:

Minimum BA in Accounting; thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP
Minimum three (3) years of experience in Accounting or Audit position
Familiarity with Broadcasting/Cable operations desired
CPA preferred
Required Skillset & Technical Experience:

Detail-oriented with high standard of reliability, accountability and accuracy
Ability to take direction, multi-task, and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment with limited supervision
Strong critical thinking, resourceful issue resolution, and creative problem-solving skills
Well organized, proactive and methodical in task execution & troubleshooting
Maintain professional & positive attitude, and foster team-oriented culture
Strong time-management skills
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written); ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships as well as decipher proper escalation timing/path
Flexibility and agility in a fast-paced / dynamic work environment
Strong ability to work with, organize, analyze, and present large amounts of data in Excel and other Microsoft Office formats
Microsoft Office: advanced formula functions in Excel
Preferred Technical Experience:

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