The Accounting Assistant maintains excellent working knowledge of overall corporate accounting functions for VPM Media Corporation and the Virginia Foundation for Public Media. This position establishes and ensures compliance with appropriate accounting policies, procedures and practices. S/he assists with preparing journal entries, reconciling accounts, and preparing management reports.
Assists Chief Financial Officer in developing, documenting and ensuring compliance with appropriate accounting policies, procedures, controls and practices.
Compiles and analyzes financial information to assist outsourced accounting firm in preparation of journal entries.
Determines proper handling of financial transactions and approves transactions within limits.
Reviews, investigates, and corrects errors and inconsistencies in financial entries, documents and reports.
Assists in payroll certification.
Assist in the centralization of a purchase order and/or authorization system for credit card purchases. Create and provide timely and accurate reporting to management on purchasing and credit card usage.
Coordinate and ensure timely and accurate annual inventory and fixed asset counts including the ongoing training of VPM personnel.
Collaborate with fulfillment entity to identify, research and resolve inventory discrepancies.
Assist in the development of annual VPM and Foundation budgets. Review monthly and quarterly entity and department budget v. actual reports and develop timely and accurate reporting.
Communicate with other departments related to inventory and /or accounts payable.
Participates in periodic close activities and preparation of quarterly and other management reporting utilizing Sage MAS 500 system data to summarize and interpret current and projected VPM financial position.
Assist in VPM and Foundation audits.
Provide support in future system implementations, upgrades, enhancements and integration of additional business units into our VPM system environment.
Identify administrative and accounting functions to be streamlined or improved, in cooperation with a third party accounting firm.
Minimum two years relevant accounting experience required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office software - excellent spreadsheet skills
Displays original thinking and creativity, and ability to suggest workflow improvement
Strong analytic skills that may be applied to accounts payable, vendor management, accounts receivable, and reconciliation
Strong attention to detail, and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness
Ability to effectively communicate, and express ideas and thoughts verbally and in writing
Ability to identify staff, and client needs, and to prioritize and accomplish tasks in a proficient manner
Ability to manage and promote better vendor relationships
Ability to work with a variety of staff positions and department interests
Proven ability to consistently work well with others, demonstrating respect for diverse constituencies.
Apply by sending your resume to email@example.com. The position will remain open until filled.
EOE M/F/D/V VPM reserves the right to alter, change, modify, and/or terminate this job posting at any time without notice, or obligation, to any party.
About VPM Media Corporation
As Virginia’s home for public media, VPM connects nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley to insightful programming in arts and culture, history, science, news and education.
In addition to acclaimed series and documentaries, VPM produces compelling original content across platforms for local audiences and national distribution.
From its Richmond-area newsroom, VPM News delivers award-winning coverage of statewide politics, local government, education and legal issues, as well as the news of the day from NPR. VPM Music is home to a 24/7 blend of classical, jazz and world music serving the Richmond region.
A critical partner for parents, caregivers and teachers of the Commonwealth’s children, VPM offers free access to PBS KIDS content, bespoke educational content through the Science Matters initiative, plus local events and outreach.
VPM operates public television stations VPM PBS, VPM Plus, VPM PBS KIDS, lifestyle channel VPM Create and international program channel VPM WORLD, as well as Richmond public radio stations VPM News (88.9 FM) and VPM Music (107.3 FM, 93.1 FM and 88.9-HD2). In the Northern Neck (89.1 FM) and Southside Virginia... (90.1 FM), listeners receive a combination of news and music stations. Audiences can access VPM online at VPM.org, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
To use the power of media to educate, entertain, and inspire.
More connected, informed and empathetic Virginians.