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Staff Accountant

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Do you have an accounting degree?... Do you know the difference between cash and accrual accounting?... Do you know the difference between GAAP and The Gap?..Do you have at least 3 yrs of G/L and financial statement experience?... Do you have the skills of an assistant controller?... Can you commit to a career opportunity that pays approx $50k, demands hard work, involves long hours and will test the limits of your skills and abilities?...

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Hereís the gig: Senior Staff Accountant is based at KTVX ABC4 in Salt Lake City and supports a minimum of two television markets, most with more than one station in each market. Successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and analysis, including: , journal entry preparation, and monthly close of general ledger; bank account and balance sheet reconciliations; budget vs actual variance analysis; and monthly/quarterly/annual reporting packages for management and external auditors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Performs all general ledger functions including journal entries, end of month closings, and balance sheet account reconciliations for assigned markets.
  • Prepares and submits monthly/quarterly/annual reporting to Corporate.
  • Maintains trade agreements, programming contracts, and other operational contracts used in calculating and tracking trade, cash/barter program amortization, and film payments.
  • Prepares and analyzes quarterly Net Realizable Value (NRV) calculations and auditor worksheets.
  • Reviews and approves invoices for the market ensuring proper account coding and approvals.
  • Prepares Sales/Use Tax returns and miscellaneous external reports including broadcast reports.
  • Calculates and prepares monthly sales representative commission statements. Submits commissions to payroll and miscellaneous pay items for taxable fringe benefits for fuel, vehicle, and clothing allowances.
  • Communicates with the marketís General Managers and key contacts regarding accounting matters and is responsible for ensuring the timely processing of information. Participates in stationís department head meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Participant in monthly collection meetings with the assigned stations and Accounts Receivable Analysts.
  • Reviews and approves trade orders within billing/traffic system for the assigned markets. Ensures authorized trade agreements have been completed and that trade usage remains on the account prior to approving within OSi.
  • Responsible for working closely with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable in the review and maintenance of the general ledger and related financial statements.
  • Reviews, approves, and releases Accounts Payable batches prepared by the Accounts Payable Analyst.
  • Assists the General Managers and Business Manager with completion and review of the annual budget process.
  • Completes other assignments as requested by management such as maintenance of a consolidated Hub pacing report, Hub consolidated Accounts Receivable aging, and Hub Consolidated BCF summaries.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelorís degree in Accounting with minimum of 3 years accounting experience is preferred.
  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills with ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities.
  • Strong PC skills using MS Office, with emphasis on Excel expertise.
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently with a high degree of personal initiative.
  • Team player with exceptional oral & written communications skills.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The Staff Accountant must be able to sit, reach, conduct telephone conversations, use electronic mail, write letters and memos, conduct face-to-face discussions with individuals or groups, make decisions without supervision, make decisions that impact the results of co-workers, and work indoors in environmentally controlled conditions. Repetitive movements are required.

HOW TO APPLY:
Apply for job at: https://nexstar.hua.hrsmart.com/hr/ats/JobSearch/viewAll
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPTS OF APPLICATIONS. WE WILL CONTACT YOU IF YOUR APPLICATION IS CHOSEN

DEADLINE: 2016-03-29