Finance Manager, Content
This role has the overall responsibility for developing and managing the content division budget and working as a business partner with key stakeholders to ensure that are well versed in the business area as well as specific accounting rules to provide support for the division. Key to this role is the ability to act as an advisor to the department managers providing insightful business analysis on the impact of budgetary decisions, and recommending solutions or alternatives. In addition, you will work cross-functionally with other departments, drive continuous improvement, and identify possible risks and opportunities.
KQED envisions a public media organization with a culture that centers on human dignity, equity, and belonging. This will enable us to better serve and reflect the Bay Area through diverse and inclusive storytelling. We value the contributions of marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people — and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.
The mission that drives us:
KQED provides the citizens of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media. We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.
This role will be a hybrid between working in KQED's newly renovated headquarters and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
Salary Information: $94,000 - $118,000 Annually
- Manage business partner relationships for our content division, understand each business area and specific accounting rules, and provide financial support while developing the division’s annual and long-term financial plans.
- As an advisor to the department managers provide insightful business analysis on the impact of budgetary decisions, and recommending solutions or alternatives. In addition, you will work cross-functionally with other departments, drive continuous improvement, and identify possible risks and opportunities.
- Manage all components of budget / monthly forecasting, for all expenses related to our content division, on a rolling basis.
- Play an integral role in the Monthly / Quarterly / annual planning process to partner with department heads to build and track operational budgets.
- Provide key stakeholders with monthly variance analysis vs budget and prior forecast or any other Adhoc analysis.
- Ensure the delivery of timely, relevant financial information to key internal business partners. Create monthly reporting tools and suggest process improvements.
- Strategically generate grant proposal budgets and funder financial reports.
- Oversee approval of purchase orders and expenditures at the department level.
- Responsible for the reconciliation of timesheets and invoices coding to forecast, to insure actuals are accounted for correctly.
- Work closely with Accounting on the month-end close process including, PO accruals and variance analysis details.
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Business Administration preferred as well as a familiarity with accounting principles and financial statements.
- Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in Budgeting/Financial management.
- Self-motivated, flexible, and intellectually curious.
- Expert level, Microsoft Office, proficiency.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, work collaboratively in a team environment, under pressure, and meet deadlines.
- Prior experience with Adaptive Workday and Intacct
- Grant management
- Experience in non-profit accounting
- Broadcast, media, production management is a bonus.