Corporate Controller

December 7, 2022,

10:59 pm

Role Description

Bicoastal Media operates radio stations in 12 distinct markets (7 legal entities) throughout Northern California, Oregon and Washington, owning 53 radio stations. Bicoastal Media’s overall radio footprint in the Northwestern part of the United States is not only massive from a geographical coverage standpoint, but our radio stations are the most listened to (and top billing radio stations) in all their respected markets with 5.6 million people within the range of our cumulative station signal coverage areas.
Reporting to the CFO, with dotted line reporting to the President, the Controller is responsible for the general accounting operations of the companies 53 radio stations, among other responsibilities. These operations include managing the revenue/AR systems, general ledger review, financial reporting and analysis and financial statement preparation and consolidation. We are looking for a hands on individual who can work cross functionally, has a desire to manage an accounting department, possesses an acute attention to detail, and can work under tight deadlines. As the company continues to grow through acquisition, the Controller plays an important role in integrating the financial operations of the acquisitions into the portfolio. The Corporate Controller of Bicoastal, is a key member of the management team and will be directly involved in
any area within the Company that has an impact on the financial status of the firm. The successful candidate will be responsible for budget management, financial reporting and analysis, payroll, forecasting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and being responsible for and overseeing all financial accounting functions. This is a fantastic opportunity for an energetic professional who thrives in a busy work place and is skilled at multitasking.

  • All matters concerning financial reporting, including working closely with management in the preparation
    of the annual operating and capital budget;
  • Review and prepare account reconciliations, journal entries, and variance analysis and ensure
    accounting activities are well supported and documented and audit ready
  • Maintain full ownership of the General Ledger to ensure accuracy, consistency, and completeness.
  • Review monthly and annual financial closes for all entities
  • Preparation, review and distribution of all financial reporting packages
  • Overseeing and preparing necessary documents for the annual year-end audit with the Company’s
    auditors
  • Overseeing the annual 401K audit with the Company’s auditors
  • Upkeep of the Company’s system of fixed assets and depreciation
  • Assist in the annual renewal of the Company’s general and health insurance policies
  • Reviewing and recommending improvements to the system of internal accounting controls, and
    strengthening any inherent weaknesses in the systems
  • Assistance in the review and treatment of risk and credit management
  • Direct control over all human resources matters, including semi-monthly payroll
  • Prepare and file all quarterly and annual sales and use tax and personal property tax returns
  • Ensure annual licensing filings are completed timely for all markets
  • Preparing cost and managerial accounting reports and analyses to assist the other members of the
    management team, and looking for opportunities to save costs and improve operating performance
    across all departments;
  • Working closely with top management in identifying and evaluating new business opportunities and
    growth initiatives.
  • Exceptional time management and verbal and written communication skills
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience in a management role; ten or more years preferred
  • Experience with multiple entities and intercompany activity
  • General Ledger and Consolidations experience
  • Expertise with QuickBooks
  • Excellent with computers and MS Office
  • Professional manner and strong ethical code
  • Ability to multitask and remain motivated and positive
  • Extreme attention to detail, highly organized, adheres to deadlines and values follow through

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • CPA
  • Public Accounting Experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Impeccable analytical and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Ability to work closely with senior management team
  • Strong general ledger, GAAP, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and banking knowledge
  • Radio Broadcasting accounting experience preferred

EDUCATION AND LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degrees in Accounting
  • Valid driver’s license

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITES

This position supervises the Corporate Accountant and HR Manager positions

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The primary work location for this position is in the Eugene offices. This position operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear and read. The employee must also be able to use a computer for extended periods of time. This position requires frequent sitting, occasional standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching during the workday. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Job may require lifting or moving up to 20 lbs

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position. Bicoastal Media’s workdays start at 8 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. Due to the nature of the position and the workload, additional hours during the workday and some weekends may be required

Position Type

Full Time

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