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Boston University SENIOR FINANCIAL ANALYST, FINANCE & ACCOUNTING, WBUR in Boston, Massachusetts

Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston’s NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand, and in real life. Our mission is to produce high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection, and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.

WBUR is brimming with talent and ambition. Our colleagues work hard, strive for excellence, value truth, creativity, diverse perspectives, and open debate. Our culture is warm and welcoming — no matter what your role is — we work hard to ensure that everyone feels like they belong. On top of that people are both respectful and passionate about the work we do.

We’ve got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future. It’s a place to do meaningful work with interesting people and to learn and grow along the way.

We offer our employees both hybrid and in-office work arrangements. This position is based in Boston.

We also offer:

  • Health (https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/benefits/) and Well Being (https://www.bu.edu/wellness/) Benefits including Gender Affirming Healthcare (https://www.bu.edu/hr/employee-resources/resources-for-trans-and-nonbinary-employees/health-benefits-and-gender-transition/)

  • Paid Time Off , Holidays & Intersession (https://www.bu.edu/hr/holiday-intersession-announcement/)

  • Tuition Remission (https://www.bu.edu/hr/learningbu/tuition-remission/) and Professional Development (https://www.bu.edu/odl/) through Boston University

The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With:

Position Type: Permanent, Full Time, Benefits Eligible

Work Format: Hybrid

Schedule: Monday – Friday, 09:00PM-05:00PM ET, 40 hours per week

The Finance & Accounting team at WBUR is comprised of five dedicated professionals who play a crucial role in managing our financial operations. Together, this team ensures the fiscal health and transparency of our organization, supporting our mission of delivering high-quality journalism.

As Senior Financial Analyst, you will be a crucial member of our team, responsible for all parts of the financial planning and analysis process, including the preparation, analysis, and reporting of budgeted, forecasted, and actual results for both revenue and expense. Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and Administration, you will be expected to have significant expertise with current financial technologies including but not limited to SAP and Microsoft Excel as well as some familiarity with data analysis tools such as Power BI and/or Tableau.

You will be a subject matter expert and will provide senior leadership with a financial perspective based on analysis of complex financial information. You will provide guidance and mentorship to more junior staff and champion efforts to enhance process improvements and efficiencies.

Essential Functions:

(30%) Aid in the development, budgeting, and forecasting processes that provide senior leadership and the Board of Directors with information to support and illustrate outcomes of business strategies and decisions. Recommend to the Sr. Director of Finance and Administration and Chief Operating Officer, capital investment, policies, and guidelines needed to execute the operating plans of WBUR and support financial growth and success.

(25%) Evaluate monthly financial information to assess the validity of forecasts. Develop and deliver more complex standard and ad-hoc financial analysis to help improve forecasting and budgeting, in an effort to deliver on strategic initiatives. Provide leadership with a more complex and holistic financial perspective.

(20%) Responsible for monitoring and reconciling various WBUR budgets for special projects to help ensure expense and income are properly accounted for and apportioned to appropriate departments. Perform and review monthly reconciliations as well as aid in annual budgeting and closing process. Aid in annual station audit.

(10%) Champion and enhance organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management. Identify, recommend, and lead process improvements that significantly reduce workloads and/or improve accuracy and quality of work.

(10%) Serve as a resource to team members and applicable internal/external collaborators on more complex assignments/projects. Advise and provide subject matter expertise to project managers, department heads, and applicable collaborators on key financial analytics and expense trends.

(5%) Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends related to industry trends, assess impact, and collaborate with management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutions. As requested, attend Finance Committee Meetings and other board, committee meetings. Prepare board materials as needed and report on finances activities.

Required Skills

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent/relevant experience

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience

Capabilities and Proficiencies

  • An excitement about WBUR’s mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality local journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.

  • Significant expertise with current financial technologies including but not limited to SAP and Microsoft Excel.

  • Some familiarity with data analysis tools such as Power BI and/or Tableau.

In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you. After submitting your application – join our Talent Community (http://www.wbur.org/tc) !

If you need to make a request for an ADA reasonable accommodation in order to complete your application and/or participate in the interview process, please let us know here (https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e75760cc73ac4d88af747ba128357eb3) .

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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