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.

WCNY provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Our Human Resource department reviews every application.  Unfortunately, because of the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot guarantee a response to every one.  Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

You can also mail your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Human Resources
415 W. Fayette St.
Syracuse, NY 13204

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WCNY is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Senior Accountant

WCNY connects with the curious of all ages through innovation, 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. Together, we will contribute to community prosperity and embrace innovation to foster a well- informed, inspired world. We value passion to make a difference in the lives of those we serve every day, courage to embrace risks worth taking and overcome challenges, respect of one another’s diversity, opinions, and beliefs, service to the public through responsiveness to community values and needs, innovation in thoughts and actions that create new opportunities and valuable solutions., commitment to continuous reflection and improvement, and creativity in advancing impactful content and fostering shared resources for the public good.


Provide detailed analysis and presentation of financial data, preparation and recording of various journal entries, and preparation of monthly account reconciliations. Provide support and assistance to the Business Office in the daily accounting tasks including cash management. Responsible for accounts receivable, accounts payable, and general ledger activity.

Essential Functions

  1. Compile financial information to prepare accounting entries and accruals.
  2. Prepare balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other financial reports.
  3. Perform audit level expense and balance sheet account analysis including research and documentation as well as preparation of appropriate schedules and reports.
  4. Complete balance sheet account reconciliations and bank account reconciliations by established due dates.
  5. Perform tasks within the month, quarter, and yearend close processes to prepare account reconciliations.
  6. Prepare, verify, and control the entering of journal entries to the general ledger.
  7. Process biweekly payrolls including posting related journal entries and other payments related to payroll (TIAA Cref, membership payments, flexible spending, health care premium payments.)
  8. Assist in the development of budgets, forecasts and variance reports as required by management.
  9. Perform monthly financial variance analysis including research, documentation, and communication of account fluctuations.
  10. Actively participate in month-end close processes, booking journal entries and providing appropriate detailed level review and analysis.
  11. Perform timely and effective monthly account reconciliations.
  12. Check figures, postings, and documents for correct entry, mathematical accuracy, and proper codes.
  13. Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures, and regulations.
  14. Issue bills, invoices, account statements, and other financial statements according to established procedures.
  15. Compile statistical, financial, accounting or auditing reports and tables pertaining to such matters as cash balances and receipts, expenditures, accounts payable and receivable, and profits and losses.
  16. Assist in the compilation of information for the year end audits and the required yearly governmental reports.
  17. Assist in the on-going documentation of accounting policies and procedures.
  18. Participate in special projects and compile special reports as needed.


  1. Versatility, Flexibility and able to prioritize work based on focused initiatives while contributing to a busy, remote-based office environment.
  2. Organizational skills.
  3. Problem-solving.
  4. Good math skills and ability to spot numerical errors.
  5. Ability to handle sensitive, confidential information.

Physical Demands. Standard office functions and the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Position Type/Expected Work Hours. Full-time, typically standard Monday through Friday work hours, with occasional requirements after hours or on weekends as needed for events. Some work hours will be remote.

Required Education and Experience. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required as well as 3 to 5 years of accounting/finance work experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications. Microsoft Excel power user and skilled in use of Microsoft Suite of products as well as familiarity with accounting software. Ability to adapt to continually changing technology.

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.

Underwriting Coordinator

Company: WCNY

Location: Syracuse, NY

Company Overview

WCNY is a dynamic, forward-thinking organization, celebrating over 50 years of creating award-winning content, programs, and services for our community. We are poised for major growth and amazing things to come! WCNY, Central New York’s own member-supported public broadcasting station, is an exciting, cutting-edge multimedia company leveraging TV, radio, web, social media, and print. WCNY reaches 19 counties and nearly 1.8 million people with content that inspires, educates, and entertains.


WCNY, a public media dual-licensee with both NPR and PBS stations, seeks a detail oriented, organized, self-motivated individual to join our team at the station. The position is a liaison between the Sales, Production and Traffic Departments at WCNY television and radio, as well as with the magazine and digital divisions. The Underwriting Coordinator is responsible for scheduling all on-air, online and print underwriting credits for WCNY and ensuring that those spots are trafficked as scheduled. The position also reaches out to clients to provide fulfillment reports and is a key part of the sales and corporate sponsorship group’s client management mission. The position is also responsible for creating and updating weekly and monthly reports – including inventory planning and tracking — which are integral to the management of the Sales Department and to the coordination with the Finance Department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Enters all client and contract information into the TV, radio, digital and magazine traffic systems.
  2. Schedules all on-air underwriting credits after ensuring inventory availability.
  3. Reviews daily broadcast logs and discrepancy reports to ensure correct placement of underwriting spots and schedule any make-goods.
  4. Pulls reports from the radio and TV traffic system, as needed.
  5. Maintains all underwriting contract files
  6. Maintains a “90 Day Projection” report based on actual spots scheduled for air.
  7. Provides inventory availability information to the sales staff.
  8. Assists sales staff with the creation of on-air schedules to best match the client’s needs by looking at available inventory and run of schedule possibilities.
  9. Attends Programming and Traffic dept. meeting and relays information back to the sales team.
  10. Prepares and updates monthly reports for the station’s Business Development and Finance departments.
  11. Circles back with clients as part of follow-up and client management services.
  12. Prints monthly affidavits and invoices to use in billing client accounts.
  13. Maintains revenue spreadsheet of all new and renewing contracts.
  14. Ensures that all new, approved spots, digital and print sponsorships are entered into the relevant traffic systems.
  15. Works cooperatively with all station departments including Traffic, Production, Programming, Marketing, Technology, Business Development and Finance.
  16. Provides the Corporate Sales Manager with research and data for projects that will enhance the productivity of the sales staff.
  17. Performs related duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree; or 3-4 years’ related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. 4+ years business experience
  3. Broadcast traffic system experience preferred (experience with Myer’s ProTrack, a plus)
  4. Exceptional MS Excel skills and experience with MS Office products and SalesForce systems.
  5. Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  6. Proven ability to multi-task.
  7. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  8. Exceptional customer service and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  9. Deep passion for and understanding of NPR, PBS and public media programming, underwriting guidelines and editorial standards.
  10. Ability to contribute to building a positive team spirit and support everyone’s efforts to succeed.