WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, social media and print and was the proud winner of the CenterState CEO 2014 Business of the Year award in the nonprofit category. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 2 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.

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415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

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Staff Accountant

WCNY connects with the curious of all ages through creative content, educational programs, and transformative experiences to open minds and spark change. A trusted media enterprise, WCNY is constantly evolving and fully engaged with a diverse audience that shares our passion for public service. We value passion to make a difference in the lives of those we serve, courage to embrace risks worth taking, and respect of one another’s diversity, opinions, and beliefs. Through thoughts and actions that create new opportunities and valuable solutions, we maintain our commitment to applying creativity to advance impactful content and foster shared resources for the public good.

Job Description

WCNY is looking for a Staff Accountant who will provide detailed analysis and presentation of financial data, prepare and record various journal entries, and prepare monthly account reconciliations. This position will provide support and assistance to the Finance Office in the daily accounting tasks and is responsible to maintain current accounts receivable, accounts payable, daily cashflow reports and general ledger activity.


Compiles financial information to prepare accounting entries and accruals for various business units including but not limited to Membership, Underwriting, Grants and Production.

Perform tasks within the month, quarter, and year end close processes in preparation of account reconciliations.

Prepares, verifies, and controls the entering of all journal entries to the general ledger.

Process bi-weekly payrolls including posting related journal entries and other payments related to payroll (retirement fund deposits, membership payments, flexible spending, health care premium payments.)

Prepares balance sheet, profit and loss statement and other financial reports.

Perform audit level expense and balance sheet account analysis and communicate account fluctuations. Research and document for preparation of appropriate schedules and reports.

Completes balance sheet account reconciliations and bank account reconciliations in a timely and effective manner.

Assists in the development of budgets, forecasts and variance reports as required by management.

Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes as it relates to accounts payable.

Coordinate the preparation of bills, invoices, account statements, and other receivable statements according to established procedures.

Compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses upon request.

Assist in the compilation of information for the year end audits, tax returns and the required yearly governmental reports.

Provide answers to general accounting questions as well as those related to specific accounts including accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Assist in the on-going documentation of accounting policies and procedures.

Participate in special projects and compile special reports as needed.

Participate as required in WCNY programs, fundraisers, and station awareness projects.


  1. Highly proficient skill in Excel, along with familiarity of other Microsoft suite of products, CRM systems including Salesforce, as well as aptitude to learn Financial Edge and other related software.
  2. Detailed oriented professional who is accurate and thorough.
  3. Self-starter who is conscientious, resourceful, and flexible.
  4. Exceptional time management, organizational and multi-tasking abilities.
  5. Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in accounting.
  2. Three-years of experience in accounting, audit, reconciliation, and general ledger with demonstrated success.
  3. Experience in public broadcasting or other non-profit organizations a plus.

WCNY is an equal opportunity employer.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.