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Financial Accounting Manager

San Francisco, CA
  • Expired: December 02, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Managing the accounting and forecasting activities of (1) Campaign 21 (in conjunction with the Development department and Financial Services Team) and (2) oversight and management of restricted operating funds.

KQED’s Campaign 21 (C21) began in 2014 with the primary focus included raising funds for reconstruction of its headquarters at 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, the advancement of new technologies within the industry and providing fiscal support for existing programs. The Financial Accounting Manager (FAM) is a hands-on position responsible for managing all financial aspects of the campaign ensuring the integrity and accuracy of C21 records. This includes preparation and management of accounting documents and cash flow activity, participation in the development of C21 budgets and forecasts, and reporting to stakeholders regarding the financial status of C21. The FAM is also responsible for the oversight and management of restricted operating funds. This includes review of ongoing project costs to ensure that funds are released from restriction in a timely manner and in accordance with program requirements.

It is anticipated that this position will expand and include cross-departmental responsibilities for management of revenue fund flows into the CRM and other subsidiary ledgers that support the Intacct general ledger.

This role will be hybrid between working in KQED's newly renovated headquarters and working remotely. KQED requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or to provide documentation of a need for exemption.

One of our core values at KQED is that we are better together, and that we commit to learning, growth, and holding ourselves accountable. We value the contributions of marginalized people in society — including Black, Indigenous, and all people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA+ people — and we believe that these communities must be centered in the work we do, and we strongly encourage members of these communities to apply.

Essential Functions: The principal responsibilities entailed within this position include the following:

  • Accounting for C21 and restricted operating cash receipts, pledges, revenue, expenditures and resulting net assets and appropriate account reconciliations with general ledger balances.
  • In conjunction with the Controller and Assistant Controller, review donor gift documentation and restrictions to accurately record revenue, including discount and amortization on long-term pledges.
  • Review monthly C21 expenditures and prepare journal entries to release temporarily restricted cash funds and net assets.
  • Develop, prepare and maintain C21 finance schedules to cumulatively track revenue, expenses, pledge receivables, cash and net assets.
  • With Development and responsible Financial Services Group (FSG) staff, prepare and maintain cash flow projections, pertaining to C21 program and capital spending functions. This includes long-term cash, revenue and expenditure forecasts. (C21 expenditure information is obtained from the Adaptive Insights application).
  • Completion of quarterly board of director reports for certain C21 restricted funding.
  • Maintain C21 donor documentation with attention focused on possible restrictions placed on contributions by donors.
  • Prepare reports of C21 activity and analysis as requested by management and/or donors.
  • Participate in regular C21 revenue budget and forecasting meetings with Development staff.
  • Work with Finance staff during the monthly financial close to ensure timely and accurate reporting of C21 results to both internal and external parties.
  • Work with the Assistant Controller to monitor jointly funded projects that include C21 and operational support.
  • Work with the Controller in improving work flow processes and procedures relating to C21 financial and reporting activities.
  • Organize and maintain pertinent shared files that may be used by other members within KQED.
  • Assist with annual audits and external reporting especially as it pertains to C21.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Controller and Chief Financial Officer.

Knowledge/ Experience Required:

  • BS in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting
  • Seven to ten years of experience in accounting
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and FASB accounting principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to convey complex financial information in a clear and concise manner to non-financial staff and stakeholders
  • Highly organized and pragmatic with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize work requirements and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • ERP and system experience

Knowledge/ Experience Desired:

  • Non-profit accounting experience
  • Prior auditing and financial statement preparation
  • Intacct and Adaptive Insights (ERP) and ROI (CRM) knowledge and experience
  • Public broadcasting industry experience

Let us tell you more about our benefits:

Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family-friendly workplace offering paid time off, paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) plan. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition, we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.

The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.

Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.

We provide people with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.



San Francisco, CA
94112 USA


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