Senior Staff Accountant

Full Time, Exempt


JOB TITLE: Senior Staff Accountant

SALARY: Commensurate with experience, exempt

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, full time


REPORTS TO: Finance and Accounting Manager

This position serves a wide variety of stakeholders. Assignments include a wide range of constantly evolving activities and projects. Specialized skills, including but not limited to technical and organizational skills are important as this position is a key contributor to the coordination, maintenance, and delivery of timely, accurate and consistent financial reporting.


The Senior Staff Accountant will be expected to perform all the following responsibilities in a timely and accurate manner.

Cash Receipts and Accounts Receivable Management, including but not limited to directly providing basic functions such as:

  • Creates and submits invoices to customers
  •  Maintains and updates related records
  •  Prepares, posts, verifies, and records payments and transactions related to cash receipts and accounts receivable
  •  Producing related reporting
  • Other activities involved in day-to-day management of cash receipts and accounts receivable

Cash Disbursements and Accounts Payable Management, including but not limited to directly providing basic functions such as:

  • Company credit card and employee reimbursement management
  • Prepares, posts, verifies, and records payments and transactions related to cash disbursements and accounts payable
  • Purchase order processing and tracking
  • Other activities involved in the day-to-day management of cash disbursements and accounts payable


Ad-hoc assistance

  • Audit and/or tax work papers
  • Financial and accounting analyses
  • Journal entries
  • Various financial and accounting reconciliations
  • Special projects

Cross training to provide back-up for other accounting personnel on an as needed basis

Financial Reporting:  Work closely with other WFYI stakeholders to ensure information is being accurately and consistently classified in the appropriate accounts

Performs other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience unless otherwise noted below.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • 1 to 3+ years of finance or accounting experience required


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Highly desirable:

  • Adobe experience
  • MIP/Abila experience
  • SAP Concur experience
  • Non-profit experience

Position requires a high degree of flexibility, the ability to exercise sound judgment and maintain confidentiality. High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners; respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day

Other knowledge, skills and abilities required:

  • Ability to anticipate work needs
  •  Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships and internal networks with minimal direction
  • Ability to focus on details, handle multiple tasks, and remain highly organized in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to learn and grasp industry-related requirements
  • Ability to make recommendations to effectively solve problems
  • Ability to produce accurate and timely results while working independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of proficiency
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with ability to engage with staff, volunteers and public in a professional manner
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High degree of proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, with special emphasis on Excel skills
  • Knowledge of basic finance and accounting principles
  • Solid analytical skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills


The physical demands described here are representative of those an individual must meet in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. We will make reasonable accommodations to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these functions.

Must have:

  • Ability to interact with others, both in person and through phone, e-mail, and written correspondence
  • Ability to move in and between various facilities and handle exposure to inclement weather
  • Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines, and phones
  • Ability to perform focused work with close attention to detail
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday
  • Good speaking and listening skills
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times
  • Strong sensory skills, such as good eyesight, good hearing, and dexterity

This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.


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