American Public Media
  • APMG, Corporate, Finance - 10AA
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Benefits Eligible

Who We Are:

Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is one of the nation's premier public radio stations producing programming for radio, digital and live audiences and operates a 46-station radio network serving nearly all of Minnesota and parts of surrounding states. Reaching 1 million listeners each week, MPR and its three regional services 'MPR NewsClassical MPR and The Current' produce programming for radio, digital and live audiences. 

American Public Media is the largest station-based public radio organization in the U.S., combining multi-regional station operations, national content creation and distribution in one organization. With a portfolio that includes Live from Here with Chris Thile, BBC World Service, Marketplace and the leading classical music programming in the nation, APM is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world. One thousand stations carry American Public Media's 20-plus national programs. Its multi-regional station operations include 49 public radio stations and 42 translators in the Upper Midwest and California.

Your Role:

As the Senior Accountant, you will work cross-functionally to administrate the accounting for restricted gifts, the accounts receivable function, and to ensure the integrity of assigned processes and general ledger accounts for APMG (American Public Media Group) and its affiliates, including Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media.

Job will remain open until filled

Position Responsibility:

  • Responsible for accounting functions related to restricted gifts for all companies. This includes: setting up and maintaining restricted gifts within accounting software, collaborating with internal personal, monthly revenue recognition and accounts receivable reconciliation.
  • Responsible for the integrity of all assigned general ledger account balances (including: accounts receivables and deferred revenue accounts), and documentation of the satisfaction of applicable audit assertions.
    • Prepares and analyzes month-end and year-end external financial statements including: Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Activities, Cash Flow statement and year end footnote disclosures for Minnesota Public Radio and Subsidiaries in accordance with GAAP.
  • Responsible for working with external tax preparer to prepare the 990 tax returns and other annual state filings.
  • Completes assigned processes and procedures for the month-end and fiscal year-end close processes.
  • Review and post the journal entries of other team members as appropriate.
  • Prepare Ad Hoc reports related to revenue for internal financial managers.
  • Provide year-end audit support including preparation of audit confirmation letters, general ledger workpapers, account reconciliations, other supporting schedules.
  • Responsible for reconciliation and reserve calculations for assigned account receivable balances.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or equivalent work experience.
  • Three to five years of related work experience in accounting.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of general ledger and fundamental accounting concepts and mechanics including: internal controls, financial accounting, project tracking and reporting, and inter-company transactions. Professional knowledge of payroll, fringe benefit, cash, and inventory accounting.
  • Familiar with financial statement audit processes and requirements. Basic understanding and application of accounting guidance.
  • General Ledger. Proven record to manage general ledger accounts with minimal guidance; Systems / Data. Proficient Microsoft Excel skills: demonstrated ability to extract, summarize, pivot, and analyze data for recurring or ad hoc needs. Demonstrated knowledge to manage general / subsidiary ledger interfaces from supporting external systems / data sources.
  • Problem Solving. Effective problem solving skills to advance accounting / internal control objectives ability to identify weaknesses and implement more effective processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective cross-divisional workflows to gather required information and meet internal control objectives.
  • Demonstrate a "continuous improvement" mentality; look for ways to do things better, faster, cheaper and/or more effectively. Self-starter with strong organizational skills ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines; follow up on and resolves discrepancies.
  • Ability to understand, simplify, and communicate the "big picture" supported via micro-level analysis.
  • This position is frequently responsible for handling highly confidential information; maintain and display high ethical standards including confidentiality, discretion, and exemplary judgment with respect to such information.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • CPA or CMA designation
  • Lawson Software (GL, AC, AR, BL modules) (or other financial reporting engine) software
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and reporting environments
  • 2 to 3 years of auditing experience

Reporting To This Position:         None

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands: 
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Required to move about in the community
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions: 
    • Moderate noise level
    • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions


Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.

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