Public Broadcasting Atlanta (PBA) is a non‐profit organization formally called Atlanta Educational Telecommunications Collaborative, Inc. (AETC). As a broadcast service, PBA is comprised of WABE90.1FM, and ATL PBA. For more information on the broadcast service, programming and opportunities, please visit www.wabe.org.
The CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the organization in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate for nonprofits and the public broadcasting industry. The position is part of the Senior staff and has responsibility for helping to plan, develop and implement PBA’s mission, goals and policies. In addition, the CFO oversees PBA’s compliance with industry requirements established by the Federal Communications Commission and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
- Serves as a key member of the senior leadership team within PBA.
- Meets regularly with President/CEO to review financial status, outlook, and planning.
- Leads the establishment of financial goals and financial policies and procedures for the organization, and leads efforts to ensure goals are met and policies and procedures are followed.
- Plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s financial functions and performance.
- Participates in the development of PBA’s overall plans and programs as a strategic partner.
- Provides timely and accurate analyses of budgets, financial reports and financial trends in order to assist the President/CEO, the Board of Directors, and other organization leadership in performing their responsibilities.
- Strengthens systems and processes that will improve the operation and effectiveness of the Finance Department and the organization overall.
- Improves financial management continually through education of department managers on financial issues impacting their budgets.
- Develops effective solutions to business challenges.
- Provides strategic financial input and leadership on decision making issues affecting the organization.
- Provides financial advice and guidance related to contractual agreements under consideration by the organization. Develops strong banking relationships and initiates strategies to enhance cash position.
- Develops an effective cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism for confirming coverage of expenditure requirements.
- Leads the Finance Department structure determining approaches for continual improvements related to efficiency and effectiveness of financial operations. Provides staff with opportunities for professional and personal growth.
- Provides staff leadership to the Board of Director’s Finance and Audit Committees made up of Board Members and financial professionals who serve as and provide a knowledge resource for building a robust financial operation.
- Accomplishes all tasks as appropriately assigned or requested.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
An experienced leader and financial executive with appropriate industry experience, preferably in the nonprofit field. An energetic, forward‐thinking and creative individual with high ethical standards and an appropriate professional image. A strategic visionary with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus. A well organized and self‐directed individual who is “politically savvy” and a team player. An intelligent and articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills. A good educator who is trustworthy and willing to share information and serve as a mentor. An excellent negotiator who is experienced in contracts. A decisive individual who possesses a “big picture” perspective and is well versed in systems.
Masters degree (MA) or equivalent; ten to fifteen years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA a plus.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex financial documents. Ability to respond effectively to inquiries or complaints of a sensitive nature. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to the Board of Directors and outside parties. Computer literate, internet savvy, proficiency in MS Office.
Work Environment & Physical Demands:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed. May require walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day. Reaching above shoulder heights, below the waist or lifting as required (up to 5 lbs.), filing documents or store materials throughout the workday. Proper lifting techniques required. For the most part ambient room temperatures, lighting and traditional office equipment as found in a typical office environment.
Position, at least initially, will be located off‐site in accordance with station policy on off‐site work for most staff in response to coronavirus. Candidates must be willing and able to work from home but provide their own transportation to the station once off‐site work conditions are lifted.