Job Description:

Who We Are:   

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a member-supported public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at and through KPCC In Person. Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast growing, innovative, multi-platform public service newsroom. Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.


Position Summary:

The Financial Analyst II will play an integral role in the smooth functioning of Southern California Public Radio’s (SCPR) daily business and financial operations and the relationships with its constituent organizations, vendors and partners.  This role provides support in the areas of financial and grant reporting, analysis, and supports the financial processing functions for SCPR.


Reporting to the SCPR Finance Manager, the Financial Analyst II functions in a bimodal organizational structure, making it critical to collaborate with SCPR management, while also coordinating efforts with American Public Media Group’s (APMG) Finance team. S/he plays a key role in executing on strategic and organizational objectives and overseeing the implementation of new initiatives and processes. 



The salary for this opportunity will be no less than $67,945 annualized. Exact salary determined by experience and education related to the role, organizational compensation structure and internal equity.


Position Responsibility:



Managing all financial portions of SCPR Underwriting trade process, including, but not limited to:

  • Analyzing and approving fair market valuation of potential trades
  • Creating, preparing and maintaining trade documentation. Keeping a repository of the back-up documents.  Confirming the documentation are accurate, sufficiently detailed, and are supported with adequate substantiation. Verifying signatures and tracking status for all trade documentation
  • Working with SCPR departments to provide guidance on trades before they are signed by either company
  • Recording trade into multiple systems and the master spreadsheet. Making credit/debit adjustments when necessary
  • Identifying trade advertisers that ran in the fiscal year, verifying signed documentation supporting each trade, and compiling signed documentation
  • Implementing new trade order documentation requirements – collecting signed trade agreements and donor letters from Underwriting at the time of Finance order approval
  • Providing guidance on Wide Orbit order input for monthly trade revenue
  • Training new staff on the financial aspects of Wide Orbit


Wide Orbit

  • Developing and updating cash order and trade order procedures
  • Customizing trade order training for the SCPR Underwriting and Marketing teams.
  • Working with APMG Finance and the Wide Orbit Finance Implementation Team to develop Finance procedures and reports.
  • Working with APMG Finance and SCPR departments to troubleshoot Wide Orbit issues
  • Providing guidance to SCPR departments on Wide Orbit order inputting procedures
  • Running quarterly podcast revenue and expense reports for the Grants Analyst


Reporting & Analysis

  • Facilitating the use of financial reporting and management tools (e.g., Lawson, Concur Expense Management, Cognos Planning and Reporting, Remedy, and Salesforce)
  • Support planning, organizing and implementing new financial management systems
  • Keeping track of the endowment and provide journal entries for the monthly recordings of the investments.



  • Assisting with the organization and the production of the SCPR budget and forecasting process, including receivables
  • Collaborate with budget managers on spending and operational practices to ensure that expenses remain within budget, key issues are noted to provide accurate budget tracking and the ability to report on variances against budget.
  • Attending and/or representing the Finance Department and at times leading the monthly meetings with budget managers
  • Assisting in the organization and preparation of budget processes for SCPR, including coordinating with project managers, local budget managers, and APMG Finance
  • Coordinating with SCPR Membership to track the recognition of Challenge funds and reconciliation between Lawson and Enterprise
  • Assisting in providing journal entries for expenses that are miscoded within Accounting Units to ensure that expenses are correctly applied to the proper budget
  • Continually maintaining and improving the budgeting processes
  • Updating employment status and salary expenditures in Cognos TM1 for monthly payroll forecast


Human Resources

  • Providing Human Resources Department with account codes for new hires and with transfer set account codes for existing staff
  • Leading the development of Remedyforce ticket submission of SCPR payroll allocation changes
  • Developing the Remedyforce ticket submission protocols for SCPR payroll allocation changes


CPB Community Service Grant AFR Schedule C

  • Leading the development of Schedule C for the annual Corporation for Public Broadcasting Community Service Grant, Financial Report for SCPR
  • Generating revenue reports for all cash and trade spots
  • Reconciling the post-times report with the General Ledger
  • Analyzing advertisers, trades, and spot revenues


Annual Gala

  • Attending and/or representing the Finance Department in Gala meetings with SCPR Events and Development teams
  • Coordinating with APMG Development Operations team and SCPR Development team to set up the yearly Gala sub-source coding for Enterprise and run regular Enterprise and Salesforce reports
  • Coordinating with SCPR Development to ensure accurate fair market value calculation of different event donation levels for each of the Gala events and recording potential revenues and expenses
  • Coordinating with various departments at SCPR on recording staff hours billed against the Gala activity code
  • Maintaining a master spreadsheet of revenues and expenditures that track the Gala, including analyzing expense reports and tracking progress towards net revenue goal



  • Serves as backup of the payment of commissions to the Underwiring staff.
    • Conducting records management for signed Account Executive agreements
    • Preparing and distributing the commission pay schedule calendar to the SCPR Underwriting team
    • Preparing monthly cash and trade commission reports for SCPR Underwriting team
    • Preparing quarterly Underwriting bonus report for Director of Underwriting
    • Calculating commission adjustments for write-offs and debit/credit memos/adjustments
    • Coordinating with Director of Underwriting to confirm commission and quarterly bonus calculations
    • Coordinating with Payroll to process calculated commissions and quarterly bonuses



  • Assisting in backup on cash and check handling process
  • (During telecommuting) Alternating role of primary check deposit staff at the SCPR office every two weeks with the other Financial Analyst I
  • (During telecommuting) Scanning and forwarding invoices received to the other Financial Analyst I for Accounts Payable processing during the alternating two weeks in the office (see above)
  • (During telecommuting) Handling and filing Finance Department mail during the alternating two weeks in the office (see above)


General Finance

  • Working collaboratively with the SCPR Finance Team to provide financial reporting, processing, and analysis in support of SCPR
  • Working with the Finance Manager to assure that finance-related work meets the policies and procedures as set forth by SCPR and APMG Finance
  • Overseeing the financial processing functions regarding processes, systems, policies, internal controls, and internal /external audits
  • Identifying and helping implement improvements in financial processing
  • Managing records for stock donations
  • Reviewing and approving staff expense reports for compliance, coding and errors
  • Maintaining highest standards of quality control in processing and reporting financial information
  • Develop/Update/Maintain desk procedures for all financial processes.
  • Maintain highest standards of quality control in processing and reporting financial information. Quality control will be defined by degree of accuracy, completeness, thoroughness and timeliness.
  • Foster a creative and productive work environment.
  • Miscellaneous duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, marketing, non-profit/ public administration or related field or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ work experience in accounting, grants, budgeting and or financial analysis.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: 

  •  Demonstrated expertise in budget preparation, financial reporting and variance analysis, and financial analysis.
  • Strong problem-solving skills – ability to present alternatives when standard procedures do not apply.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong understanding of fundamental accounting concepts; project tracking and inter-company mechanics.
  • Strong organizational skills – ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
  •  Ability to explain relatively complex accounting and finance issues to non-financial colleagues.
  • Perform tasks and effectively communicate with people at all levels in the organization with confidence and speak authoritatively on matters within the position’s purview.
  • Perform tasks and interact with people at all levels in the organization with confidence and speak authoritatively on matters within the position's purview;
  • Communication/leadership Ability to effectively influence the resolution of financial matters in a tactful and professional manner; facilitate harmonious cross-divisional workflows;
  • Must have the ability to extract meaning and communicate the “big picture” from high volume, micro level analysis.
  • Working knowledge of the cash disbursement cycle, systems, and tools in a multiple location/entity environment.
  • Demonstrated record of implementing compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Proven record to anticipate, identify and appropriately communicate financial matters.
  • Maintain high standards of customer service, professional ethics and confidentiality.
  • Self-starter with ability to work both independently and on a team.
  •  Comfortable with MS Office programs, outstanding expertise in Excel.


Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Lawson, Cognos BI and Wide Orbit experience.
  • Accounting and financial reporting experience with not-for-profits, grant funding, and media industry environments.
  • Experience administrating end-user web-based applications.
  • Experience with multiple divisions/locations.


Reporting To This Position:    None


Physical Demands and Working Conditions: 

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Physical Demands:
    • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
    • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping
  • Working Conditions:
    • Moderate noise level


Southern California Public Radio (KPCC/LAist/LAist Studios) is diverse in race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religious and political belief, age, ability, gender, gender identity, and sexual orientation in addition to other markers protected by law.

At SCPR, we strive to create an inclusive environment where we all feel pride in who we are and what we do. We are encouraged to show up as we are – always embracing and recognizing that our diversity is what brings us together. Our fundamental commitment to diversity:

  • Enriches SCPR and provides an atmosphere in which all human potential is valued
  • Promotes learning through interactions among people of different backgrounds and many perspectives, and 
  • Enables the organization to prepare all employees to promote social responsibility, equity, freedom, and productive citizenship in a global society

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage you to apply.

Job Location: 
Pasadena, CA
United States
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Full time
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