FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATOR, WBUR Finance & Administration (24500621560429)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

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.

We also offer:

The Opportunity and Who You’ll Work With: 

Position Type:             Permanent, Full Time, Benefits Eligible

Work Format:              Hybrid, minimum of 2 days onsite, up to 3 days remote

Schedule:                    Monday – Friday, 09:00AM – 05:00PM Eastern Time

Our Finance & Administration team is responsible for managing budgets, forecasting financial outcomes, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations and standards.

By providing strategic financial insights and oversight, this team supports our mission of delivering impactful and accessible content to a diverse audience. Their expertise not only helps in optimizing resources but also in shaping WBUR's financial strategies to adapt to the ever-evolving media landscape.

As Financial Administrator, you will be responsible for supporting and enhancing the financial operations of WBUR.

You will collaborate closely with the finance team and other departments to ensure effective financial management practices that align with the strategic objectives of WBUR and Boston University.

While your role includes independent tasks, you will also coordinate with senior finance colleagues to ensure alignment with overall organizational goals.

You will have expertise with current financial technologies including but not limited to SAP and Microsoft Excel, as well as some familiarity with Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs) and data analysis tools such as Salesforce, Power BI and/or Tableau.

You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Essential Functions:

  • (40%) Financial Administration Support:
    • Assist in managing daily financial operations, including processing transactions, maintaining cash controls, and preparing bank deposits.
    • Support the maintenance and reconciliation of financial accounts to ensure accuracy and compliance with established financial policies and external regulations.
    • Help in the implementation and monitoring of financial systems and controls to maintain efficiency and integrity of financial operations.
  • (30%) Budgeting and Reporting:
    • Assist in preparing and monitoring the annual budget in collaboration with team leaders and senior leadership.
    • Contribute to the preparation of periodic financial reports, highlighting budget variances and financial performance.
    • Participate in financial forecasting efforts to support strategic planning and decision making by the senior leadership team.
  • (20%) Compliance and Audit Preparation:
    • Support the coordination and preparation for annual audits, ensuring all financial records are compliant with applicable laws and regulations.
    • Maintain documentation and support the compliance with federal, state, and local legal requirements by staying informed on new legislation and its implications for WBUR.
  • (10%) Internal Constituent Communication and Support:
    • Serve as a liaison to various departmental colleagues, providing necessary financial data and support for department specific reporting.
    • Assist in training colleagues on new financial policies and systems to ensure uniform application across the WBUR.

What You’ll Need to Succeed: 

Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent/relevant experience
  • 3 years of related experience

Capabilities and Proficiencies: 

  • An excitement about WBUR’s mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.
  • Expertise with current financial technologies including but not limited to SAP and Microsoft Excel.
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management systems (CRMs).
  • Familiarity with data analysis tools such as Power BI and/or Tableau. 
  • Knowledge or proficiency with Salesforce data analysis tools and CRMs is preferred.

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 !

If you require an ADA reasonable accommodation to complete your application and/or participate in the interview process, please let us know here .

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.


Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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