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Finance Director / P98030

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Posting Details


Position Type Non Classified
Employee Class Code NF
AR State Title Institutional Assistant
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number FNC00844
UALR Functional Title Finance Director / P98030
Position Number P98030
Department KLRE/KUAR
Position Summary

As a member of the KLRE/KUAR leadership team, the Finance Director will assist in strategic planning and assessment of budgeting in the long and short-term; maintain institutional and grant-related compliance with federal, state and university financial reporting requirements; maintain PCI compliance and commonly-accepted practices of good donor stewardship of financial contributions and information; process accounts receivable and accounts payable for the stations; and, manage general office-related portions of KLRE/KUAR business. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Financial duties

  • Process and/or supervise the processing of invoices and accounts payable
  • Process and/or supervise accounts receivable
  • Provide regular financial reports to the General Manager
  • Prepare financial statements for annual independent audit and work with auditors during the audit
  • Assist the General Manager with short and long-term strategic budget planning that is responsive to fluctuations in net revenue and public service goals
  • Work with the General Manager and Administrative, Development and Underwriting staff to improve and maintain data collection in order to determine the most effective fundraising practices
  • Contribute to and manage the implementation of internal fundraising and donor services systems and processes, including management of the donor database
  • Reconcile University and Foundation accounts to QuickBooks and Underwriting sales software as well as Development database
  • Work with UA Little Rock Financial Services and Alumni and Development Departments to maintain financial reconciliations and financial policies and procedures
  • Monitor and maintain PCI compliance and commonly-accepted practices of good donor stewardship of financial contributions and information
  • Develop and maintain a handbook of financial processes and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned.

Office duties

  • Process and/or supervise the processing of personnel paperwork: EPAF, PAF, etc.
  • Process and/or supervise the processing of travel paperwork
  • Process and/or supervise the processing of requisitions
  • Order and/or supervise the ordering of supplies for the office
  • Participate in fundraising events and activities
  • Manage station files and records and general office storage areas
  • Supervise Administrative Specialist staff, student workers, graduate assistants, interns and any volunteers helping with financial or office duties
  • Develop and maintain a handbook of office policies and procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong financial skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Experience with budget planning and/or preparing regular budget reports
  • Experience preparing financial statements
  • Supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office suite and financial and development software systems
  • An ability to analyze complex problems and implement solutions to those problems
  • Experience managing accounts receivable and accounts payable
  • Knowledge of public radio’s general mission and financial practices
  • Ability to manage accounts and contracts with outside vendors
  • Ability to work mornings, nights and weekends during fund drive and/or fundraising events
  • Ability to travel in or out of state for occasional training and professional development opportunities
Required Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of four (4) years experience in financial or office administration, including a leadership role.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Master’s in a financial or business field or a CPA license may substitute for the equivalent experience; Financial experience in public media, a nonprofit, a university or a public agency; Experience with Quickbooks software; Experience with Banner software; Experience with Allegiance software; Experience with Advance software; Experience with Blackbaud software; Experience with Marketron Visual Traffic or similar radio traffic and accounting software; Experience with audits and working with outside accounting firms; Experience managing financial reporting for grants, including federal grants.

Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
Start Date 04/03/2017

Additional Qualifications

Essential Job Functions Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds: Frequently, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds: Occasionally, Kneeling: Occasionally, Crawling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 5 -10 lbs: Frequently, Lifting 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Carrying 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 5-10 lbs: Frequently, Pushing/pulling 10-25 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Standing for long periods of time: Occasionally, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Walking - Short Distances: Daily, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently, Walking - Long Distances; Occasionally
Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date 02/28/2017
Close Date 03/28/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this job opportunity?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a bachelors degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have four (4) years experience in financial or office administration, including a leadership role?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a masters degree in a business or financial field, or a CPA license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have any financial or office administration experience in public radio, public television, a nonprofit organization, a university or public agency? Please indicate yes or no. If yes, please provide a brief explanation of your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please list the experience you have with any of the following software: Quickbooks, Banner, Allegiance, Advance, Blackbaud, Marketron Visual Traffic.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have experience with audits and working with outside accounting firms?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have experience managing financial reporting for grants, including federal grants?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Are you able to work mornings, nights and weekends during KLRE/KUAR fund drives and fundraising events?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Three (3) References
Optional Documents