Job Description:

About WHYY


WHYY serves the Philadelphia region with trusted journalism, eye-opening storytelling and intimate local arts programming. Our curiosity and commitment to this community is what drives our programming. It’s also what drives our hiring.


Below you’ll find an employment opportunity in the fast-paced setting of the Philadelphia region’s leading public media provider. The award-winning professional staff of WHYY sets the bar high in television, radio and online. Whether it’s preparing a program to air or a behind-the-scenes role in support, all positions are vital to continuing—and growing—our impact in our community.


WHYY offers a voice to those not heard, a platform to share everyone’s stories, a foundation to empower early and lifelong learners and a trusted space for unbiased news. Learn more about our Social Responsibility Program. It’s how we live.


This full time position is responsible for all aspects of accounts payable processing, including invoice and ACH distribution, review, entry, payment, purchase order control, vendor file maintenance and 1099 preparation.  Reporting to the Controller, this position will have frequent contact with other employees, outside vendors and colleagues in finance and accounting.




  • Responsible for processing of purchase orders, invoices, employee reimbursements and other payments in accordance with the company’s purchasing and travel policies and ensuring proper department and general ledger coding.

  • Ensures appropriate documentation is received prior to processing payments.

  • Responds to vendor and employee inquires and resolves purchase order and invoice issues in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for weekly ACH file check runs and ensuring timely payments to vendor.

  • Maintains vendor files, including collecting vendor W-9s for vendor set-up.

  • Year-end 1099 preparation.

  • Helps maintain and enhance AP policies and procedures.

  • Prepares month-end closing of accounts payable including expense accrual journal entries

  • Assists with annual filing of unclaimed property accounts. 

  • Assists with external audits by providing supporting records and documentation.

  • Other accounting/finance responsibilities as assigned

  • Maintains a regular and predictable attendance.


Education:  Bachelor’s degree is required.


Experience: 4 years equivalent work experience primarily in Accounts Payable.


Technical Skills: Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office product and familiarity in accounting software packages preferably Blackbaud Financial NXT.  Experience with third-party payment processors a plus (banking software,, Paypal, etc.).



*All WHYY employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

Job Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time