KTVA-TV, Manager, Finance Administration

Posted by Alaska Broadcasters Association

Anchorage, AK
Posted: 2020-06-01


Denali Media’s Finance and Administration Manager is responsible for providing accurate financial information, supporting departmental decision making, performing financial analysis, offering recommendations based upon interpretation of the analysis, and ensuring overall fiscal and budget accountability. The person in this position will manage financial, accounting, month close, AR billings and collections, compliance filings.   Develop and maintain annual EBITDA budgets/forecasts, variance analyses, and metrics based on five-year plan for approximately $20 million in annual revenues.


Essential Duties the Finance and Administration Manager:
Overall financial analysis in support of operational accounting and reporting for assigned department and financial activities at both the overall department and by initiatives. Key responsibilities include: monthly financial analysis, monthly analytics, monthly accounting close activities, ensuring necessary accounting adjustments are implemented on a timely basis, and preparing responses to financial inquiries from accounting or auditors Overall financial analysis including subscribers, revenues, costs of goods sold, operating costs, and key metrics for all consumer services products and services, with emphasis on Video.

Prepare and maintain annual budgets, rolling eight quarter forecasts, and 5 Year Plans for revenues, costs of goods sold, expenses and capital expenditures;
Report EBITDA and key metrics.  Provide variance analyses analytics to budget, prior forecast, and prior periods;
Review monthly close, prepare accruals and re-classes, prepare/maintain written desk procedures for staff positions, provide budget and coding advice to staff;
Conduct revenue assurance for DMH products and services;
Provide information for SEC, USAC, FCC and other regulatory reporting; Respond to internal and external audit questions and address any SOX issues;
Prepare capital requests/manage business case development, cost-benefit analyses, and capital forecasts;
Competitive analyses, benchmarking, pricing development, and what if analyses.

Work closely with internal teams/departments to manage accounts receivable and collections-related activities.  Review and understand contracts, requirements and exit strategies. Provide analysis on due diligence research and reports. Make recommendations to Project Teams to ensure budgetary and accounting compliance. Responsible for assuring and approving accurate and timely preparation of test and final financial results, including journal entries ranging from simple to complex with appropriate backup documentation to include creation and maintenance of spreadsheets.  Accurate, detailed and timely preparation and/or review of analytical review results of financial fluctuations as needed to comply with Accounting Department requests, Sarbanes-Oxley control activity and/or external auditor requests.  Analysis support for the Accounting Department done as needed with a sense of urgency and time commitment. 

Overall support in budgeting, forecasting operational financial results and monthly package preparations. Work closely with program stakeholders to generate and analyze timely and accurate forecasts such that critical business decision can be made. Develop and manage the models, reporting, tracking, and general management tools to support the Department’s financial management and reporting functions.  Develop, implement and manage all the department’s leadership of budgeting effort and analysis of business opportunities from a strategic and financial level including business evaluation, pricing/margin analysis and financial reviews. 

Oversee and direct activities of direct reports, as well as accounting and finance tasks performed by others.  Responsible for hiring, leading, developing and managing the performance by those reporting to this position; establishes and communicates clear performance expectations, makes recommendations for salary increases.  Provide timely annual performance reviews to all direct reports and ensure that all employees within the department receive annual performance reviews on time. Responsible for team results and recommends and /or approves promotions, demotions, transfers or disciplinary actions up to and including termination. Maintains a union free workforce; through effective communication and regular feedback to employees regarding their performance against expectations and use of effective performance recognition of groups involved.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Leadership skills including work definition, goal setting, feedback, scoring and coaching finance team abilities
Ability to maintain consistent methodologies, maintain accuracy, identify discrepancies, and move easily between detail and conceptual levels.
Expert at interpreting, summarizing, and communicating to others a business case and cost/benefit analysis.
Experience in developing complex business solutions, presenting concepts to individuals and groups, developing internal business practices, development of goals, budgets and expense controls with proven experience managing to P&L.
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and their application to budget and forecast development and administration Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships at all levels of management
·        Demonstrated ability to listen effectively, deliver accurate projections and reports from diverse areas of the company to meet deadlines and make recommendations and work collaboratively in a matrix organization
Very skilled in presentations, spreadsheets, financial modeling, using database Financials required.   Experience such as Oracle, PeopleSoft, etc,  
Expertise, familiarity with telecommunications industry, high cost and lifeline universal service funding
Highly self-motivated and proficient with business metrics
Minimum qualifications: 
·        Seven years cumulative experience in budget/forecast preparation, financial analysis, general ledger accounting including business/project plan analysis of which, three years progressively responsible general ledger accounting experience. Experience in the Broadcasting/Cable industry highly desired. Two years of supervisory/managerial/leadership experience required.

High School diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics, or closely related field is required.  Or, a combination of relevant work experience and/or education sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute to meet the total years required on a year-for-year basis. An MBA is highly desirable and may contribute toward professional work experience on a year for year basis.

Certifications:  Industry specific certifications highly valued and contribute toward education.  Preferred: CPA, CFA, or CMA

Physical Requirements:  Ability to perform sedentary work, sometime over long periods of time in any given workday.  Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions.  Maneuvering/lifting office equipment, paperwork, materials, and/or supplies of up to 20-pound loads occasionally, less weight more frequently. Daily office tasks frequently involve operation of standard office equipment (phone, fax, and copier) and computer and processing of paperwork, typically requiring sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, grasping, pushing, pulling, lifting, and repetitive motions, talking, hearing, and seeing.

Working Conditions: Most activities conducted inside during a 40-hour work week, additional hours may be needed; work can be intense and stressful due to time/resource limitations when scheduling multiple tasks with inflexible deadlines. Travel on projects is occasionally required.

The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. As such, you will be requested to provide emergency after hours contact numbers, to include your home and cell phone numbers if you have those services.

Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record.


EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law. Please apply at: http://www.gci.com/about/careers   Job #20000256

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