PCBC Seeks Bookkeeper and Administrative Coordinator

Feb 12, 2018

POSITION: Bookkeeper and Administrative Coordinator

STATUS: Full Time
REPORTS TO: Director, Finance and Administration
AVAILABLE: Immediately

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The Opportunity
We are seeking an experienced bookkeeper and office administrator to help maintain accurate financial records as well as assistant our Executive Management Team with general office administration functions as requested from time-to-time. This individual will have an appreciation for the mission and value of non-commercial, nonpartisan media, and a desire to play a role in delivering its value to the full diversity of the Pittsburgh community.

Job Responsibilities
Bookkeeping job duties include working closely with our Director, Finance and Administration to process accounts payable, account receivable, bank reconciliations and accurately record normal and routine financial transactions of our non-profit organization. Ultimately, the bookkeeper will assist the Director, Finance and Administration to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the organization’s financial processing and reporting functions.

Office administration functions include providing general administrative support as requested by our Executive Management Team, including the CEO, Director of Human Resources and the Station Managers of WYEP and WESA.

Major areas of work will include:

  • Record day-to-day financial transactions;
  • Process accounts payable in a timely manner, weekly check issuance;
  • Process accounts receivable in a timely manner;
  • Record cash receipts and make bank deposits;
  • Maintain petty cash fund;
  • Reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basis;
  • Maintain an orderly accounting filing system;
  • Worked with Shared Services internal departments to identify and record revenue properly;
  • Purchase supplies and equipment as authorized by management;
  • Monitor office supply levels and reorder as necessary;
  • Receive and distribute incoming mail;
  • Distribute employee paychecks and direct deposit notices;
  • Assist collecting data for outside service partners, such as the auditor;
  • Assist Director, Finance and Administrator in developing financial policies and procedures;
  • Provide clerical and administrative support to management as requested.

This individual will report to the Director, Finance and Administration, where they will complete day-to-day bookkeeping functions. They will also work in collaboration with the Director, Finance and Administration to develop financial policies and procedures to improve efficiencies in and accuracy of financial processing and reporting.

This is a full-time position, and business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Longer hours, evenings and weekend work will occasionally be necessary.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Education and Experience

  • Associate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, in accounting or business-related field;
  • 5+ years of relevant experience;

Personal Characteristics

  • Proven bookkeeping experience;
  • Thorough knowledge of standard bookkeeping principles and practices;
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail;
  • Data entry skills along with a knack for numbers;
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to meet deadlines, and attention to detail;
  • Strong problem-solving and research skills;
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and Outlook;
  • Proficiency in QuickBooks or similar software;
  • Ability to work successfully in a creative, personality-driven industry;
  • Proven success in a collegial and collaborative work setting;
  • Enthusiasm for the missions of WYEP, WESA and PCBC;
  • A track record of unquestionable honesty, integrity and commitment to service.

The Company
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation (PCBC) is an independent, locally owned community- supported public media organization. PCBC is home to Pittsburgh’s NPR News station, 90.5 WESA, and 91.3 WYEP, serving Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities of Western Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation serves the more than 2 million residents of Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities by leveraging the power of media to inform, inspire, and entertain. We engage audiences and cultivate conversations that strengthen, enrich and improve the communities we serve.

90.5 WESA, was launched in 2011 (in partnership with the Pittsburgh philanthropic community) with an NPR News format, dedicated to informing people in ways that engage and inspire dialogue about global, national and community issues. Its stated mission is “to work for the public to inform people in ways that engage and inspire them to create dialog about community issues and stories”.

91.3 WYEP was founded in 1974 as an all-volunteer community licensed radio station; it broadcasts a diverse offering of adult alternative music, provides community education programs, and presents a large number of highly visible events and concerts in the region. Its mission is to “enrich the community through musical discovery, expression and education”.

In addition to radio programming, both stations play an active role in engaging the community through online and mobile services and in-person events, and have a prominent voice in Pittsburgh’s civic and cultural affairs.

Each week more than 200,000 Southwestern Pennsylvanians listen to Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation broadcasts, and tens of thousands more engage with our content through our websites and mobile digital services.

Benefits and More
Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation offers compensation commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package that includes medical and life insurances, paid medical leave, a 403(b) retirement plan with generous matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is diverse, collaborative and progressive.

Applicants are invited to send a cover, resume, and three references to employment@wesa.fm by Friday, March 2, 2018. In your cover letter, be sure to tell us how you learned about this position, and include your current compensation level.

Please, no phone calls.

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity in its workforce.