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Staff Accountant


New York, NY 04-14-2022
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Across our organization, we're building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. We are committed to doing the right thing in our journalism and in every role at NPR. This means that integrity, adherence to our ethical standards, and compliance with legal obligations are fundamental responsibilities for every employee at NPR.

National Public Media (NPM) is the media sales division of NPR and PBS. As the sponsorship sales team for national and regional offerings on NPR and PBS stations and digital assets, National Public Media offers the best public media sponsorship opportunities. We work with companies across categories with a range of objectives - from financial services to home improvement, national branding to regional retail - to create sponsorships that perform. Learn more at http://nationalpublicmedia.com/

NPM is seeking a Staff Accountant who will specialize in collections of accounts receivable and assist in monthly billing of Spot Radio and TV. This Staff Accountant will join the small NPM Finance team based out of our New York office, and will assist with securing payments of spot radio and television revenue across three regional divisions.

This position functions as an important bridge between NPM's Spot Sales Team and Spot Team Coordinators. Due to the outward facing nature of this position, ideal candidates will have strong customer service and communication skills, in addition to a thorough understanding of the ins and outs of accounts receivable. Candidates should also have intermediate skills in Microsoft Excel, and a solid understanding of how to manipulate and present large sets of data.

• Oversee collections for Spot Radio and Television receivables balances around $1m.
• Conduct credit evaluations for potential clients.
• Identify cash receipts via lockbox scans and bank statements.
• Create and maintain custom payment plans for agencies and sponsors.
• Identifying and resolving billing discrepancies with NPM Sales and partner stations.
• Maintain ongoing risk analysis of current customers to assess and prevent write offs.
• Provide weekly reports showing outstanding accounts receivable for all NPM revenue lines.
• Provide ad hoc analysis at a customer and agency level.
• Work alongside Billing Specialist with monthly NPM Spot Radio and TV billing and reconciliation.
• Collecting affidavits; Strata Billing
• Maintain monthly station digital chargebacks and reconciliations.
• Other duties and projects at same/similar skill level as assigned.

• Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business field, or equivalent experience required.

• 3 years of working experience in AR with some experience in AP
• Prior experience and understanding of Accounts Receivable and Payable / Cash Receipt / Billing processes.
• Intermediate knowledge of excel
• Excellent communication and collaboration skills across teams and externally.
• Interest in improving and optimizing processes; an idea person.
• Well organized and detail oriented, ability to prioritize and multitask.
• Quick to learn, but ready to adapt in a constantly changing atmosphere.
• Ability to work toward a common goal cohesively in a team environment

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-rvyv6w-35-172-111-71-42 in your application.

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