FOX 29 is seeking a VP of Finance. Responsible for all financial functions to include management and supervision of all phases of accounting, Must be a highly motivated, HANDS-ON controller to manage day-to-day accounting functions (GL, AP, AR, PR, FA, tax packages, cash flow, forecasting, and all financial reporting). Manage monthly close, journal entries and account recs. Ability to manage professional staff, adhere to SOX, accounting principles and internal controls. Prepare and manage annual budgets, related reporting and direct the budget process. Complete personnel management of financial and IT staff (hire, supervise, evaluate, train). Coordinate with all departments regarding all station financial matters, capital projects, fixed assets. Conduct and coordinate internal audits. Negotiate station purchases and contracts. Assist in negotiations of all collective bargaining units.
Qualifications: BS in Accounting required. 5-7 years hands-on accounting management experience, preferably in the broadcast industry or with a major corporation. Excellent communication skills. Ability to multi-task proficiently and meet deadlines in a fast paced, always changing environment. Demonstrate high proficiency with the operation of personal computer and software applications, to include spreadsheet, financial and word processing (Excel, Word, Wide Orbit, PeopleSoft and PowerPoint). Independent thinking, extremely detail-oriented and analytical. Ability to conceptualize, develop and implement strategic systems. Effective problem solving and managing multiple projects simultaneously. Experience in JD Edwards (Peoplesoft) and WideOrbit a plus. Local and national travel may be required.
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