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Project Accountant – WETA – Arlington, VA

Company: WETA

Address: Arlington, VA

  • Full Time


Position: Project Accountant
Full-Time, Regular
Reports to: VP, Production Management
We’re looking to hire a Project Accountant for our National Program Development department. In this role, you’ll be the accounting and finance operations point person for your assigned projects. You’ll develop and track budgets, provide financial analysis and reports, and ensure compliance with accounting standards and procedures, internal policies, and external requirements.
In an average week, you can expect to:
  • Perform accounting and finance functions for assigned projects, including, but not limited to:
    • Ensuring compliance with donor intent and funder restrictions
    • Forecast reporting on project budget variances, cash flows, outstanding expenses and commitments.
  • Assist in identifying revenue strategies.
  • Review contracts and outside vendor transactions, assuring compliance with internal and external policies, contracts and agreements, and ensure transactions are in accordance with budget and business plan assumptions of the project.
What success looks like:
  • After 60 days, you’ll understand our processes and workflows, and the status of each project.
  • After 120 days, you’ll have an in-depth knowledge of your projects and have built trust with the teams, especially around any financial risks you may find.
You must have:
  • College degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Management, or related field; minimum 3 years of general accounting experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and general ledger procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to compile, analyze, and determine recommendations based on project data and information.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, holidays, and weekends as project schedule and reporting deadlines demand.
You should have:
  • Experience working on national/network level television production.
  • Experience, or education in the area of A133 Federal Auditing Guidelines.
About us:
Founded in 1961, WETA is Washington, DC’s leading public broadcasting station. As a PBS and NPR member, we not only serve the DC metro area with our local programming and classical radio station, but also the nation with Washington Week, PBS NewsHour, and our partnerships with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Our staff comes from very diverse backgrounds, but we all have one thing in common; we believe in our mission and the service we provide to the public.
WETA is an equal employment opportunity employer. WETA does not discriminate against employees or applications on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, medical condition, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal law.

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