National Association of Broadcasters



Staff Accountant

Department: Finance
Reports To: Accounting Manager
Employment Type: Exempt
Classification: Full-time
Years of Experience: 0-3 years


Position Summary

The Staff Accountant will be in charge of all Accounts Receivable processes for all events in the MapYourShow (MYS) and iMIS systems. Support monthly close process, by calculating and entering transactions into the General Ledger. The staff accountant will work under the supervision of a accounting manager and will be primarily assigned to support the Conventions and Business Operations department.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Management of all financial reporting activities pertaining to exhibit space, sponsorship, meeting rooms and all other revenue generated by the sales team.

Responsible for maintaining interdepartmental relations associated with all accounts receivable processes including

TV/Radio and Associate membership, exhibitor billing, website credit card sales, in-house receipts (including payments for TV sales), registration (through Experient), advertising and sponsorship.

Provide weekly financial summary report (FSR) and analysis of all show related revenue, year-over-year pacing reports, A/R reports for exhibit, sponsorship and ad sales (NAB Show and NAB NY).

Monitor financial activity and report on Radio Show and other small events.

Develop, implement and manage sales analytic reports to assist the sales team with driving results.

Ensure the sales team has an appropriate suite of reports that accurately reflect their performance.

Prepare monthly TV/Radio and Associate member management reports.

Develop and manage invoicing process. Ensure all membership and exhibitor billings are processed accurately and on a timely basis.

Ensure accurate posting of all payments/cash receipts to MYS system. Research and settle unidentified receipts.

Ensure integration of monthly data between MYS and Great Plains, prepare journal entries as needed.

Reconcile necessary A/R accounts to sub ledgers and assigned bank accounts.

Act as liaison between Sales and Finance departments.

Travel to the NAB Show to support sales team and assist customers may be required.

Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Core Competencies

Interpersonal Relationships/Interactions
Demonstrates a genuine interest and sensitivity in the thoughts, opinions, values and needs of co-workers and customers and views differences in these areas as both inevitable and acceptable. Avoids speaking, writing or doing other things that could be seen as disrespectful, exclusionary, discriminatory or offensive in nature. Deals with others in a professional manner. Recognizes and shows respect for the strengths and contributions of others. This is in clear contrast to behaviors that leave people feeling that their thoughts, opinions, values and needs are of little interest or are somehow inappropriate and unacceptable; a tendency to habitually say, write or do things that are disrespectful to individuals who are not present or who are otherwise unaware what has been communicated; and/or a strong tendency to notice and recognize missed expectations and failures.

Position Specific Competencies

Communicates effectively and appropriately. Uses good judgment as to what to communicate to whom and to when as well as the best way to get that accomplished (written, verbal). Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Provides appropriate feedback when needed. Listens to others and allows them to make their point. This is quite different than those who tend to select the wrong means of communicating, or who communicate information to inappropriate people. It also contrasts with those whose messages are not clear or lack credibility, as well as those who demonstrate poor listening skills and are unreceptive to feedback.

Organization Skills
Handles multiple assignments and priorities yet still fulfills all commitments. Readily accepts new
responsibilities and adapts well to changes in procedures. Gives appropriate priorities to various work demands. Follows through on commitments. Values the time of others by: coming prepared to meetings, being on time, responding to emails and communications in a timely manner. This is quite different from those who struggle to stay focused when faced with multiple priorities; focus only on one or two job priorities while neglecting others; and/or hesitate, complain or refuse to accept new procedures or assignments.

Problem Solving
Takes a proactive approach to anticipating and preventing problems. Uses logic and methods to solve difficult problems resulting in effective solutions. Seeks a variety of resources and data as part of the problem solving process. The majority of the decision made result in correct and accurate results. Decides whether solving the problem should involve others. This differs from those who are not proactive, typically get surprised when problems occur, attempt to solve problems without the right mix of people involved, push too quickly for solutions or generate solutions that are not viable.

Technical Skills
Possesses the technical skills and knowledge required to perform essential tasks in an efficient and
effective manner. Maintains current understanding of technical processes/equipment, uses technology to increase performance/productivity. Looks for opportunities to increase job knowledge. Takes advantage of new technology when available. Learns new tools quickly. Uses technology to enhance job performance. This is quite different than those individuals who lack technical skills or knowledge and/or have failed to demonstrate a willingness and ability to train others to perform well in technical assignments.

Has established a track record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to detail and reflects well on the organization. Is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards. This differs from those who cannot be relied upon to produce high quality work, pay little attention to detail, show little pride in a job well done and/or set a poor example for co-workers or direct reports.

Internal / External Relations

Internal Relations:
Effectively maintain s relationships with sales team and finance team members along with other key stakeholders within the organization.

External Relations:
Responsible for ma intaining effective relationships with customers of NAB to ensure maximum value for their experience.

Additional Requirements

Proven ability to operate and excel in a fast-paced, team-oriented sales environment.

Proficient in MS Office Suite products (Excel, Word, Access) or similar type of products in a Windows environment.

Ability to meet deadlines and work in a high paced office environment.

Experience with financial analysis / accounting / reporting.


Please email your cover letter with salary range and resume (PDF documents only) to HR@nab.org. You may fax it to (202) 775-2983 if you prefer. Please include the title of the position that you are applying to in the subject line of your email or fax cover sheet. Incomplete applications may not be considered. We require all applicants to provide cover letters and resumes in portable document format (PDF). Microsoft Word documents will not be opened or reviewed.

The National Association of Broadcasters is a trade association that advocates on behalf of free, local radio and television stations and also broadcast networks before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the Courts.

NAB is an equal opportunity employer.