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.


About the Role



This position provides financial, accounting, and reporting support for WHYY’s operations. Reporting to the Controller, the Assistant Controller will play a critical role in month-end closing, financial data analysis, account reconciliations, financial reporting, and audits. He/she will actively interact with WHYY’s operation managers, and other internal and external stakeholders to support the Controller in implementing sound financial controls and related policy across the company.



  • Prepare and review schedules to support journal entries, general ledger account reconciliations, and financial statement analysis.

  • Prepare and review financial reports to ensure timeliness and accuracy, including but not limited to internal financial reporting packages, Corporation for Public Broadcasting filings, Form 990, Form 1099, and state filings.

  • Prepare and review schedules to support annual external audits and audits by other third parties.

  • Perform payroll reconciliations with Human Resources and make adjustments as needed.

  • Assist the Controller in managing Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable functions.

  • High level communications and presentations to executive management and auditors.

  • Mentor accounting specialists and troubleshoot daily operational issues.

  • Assist in annual budget and rolling forecast exercises.

  • Research complex CRM data to reconcile and explain financial data variances.

  • Study and make recommendations on financial and CRM system configuration and integration to ensure accurate and timely reporting.

  • Develop and enforce policies and practices to ensure the safeguarding of WHYY assets.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration is required.


Experience: 10 years’ experience in Accounting, with at least 2 years in roles of increasing responsibility and supervisory experience. CPA preferred. Prior audit experience preferred.


Technical Skills: Advanced Excel skills are required; Excellent computer skills with proficiency using accounting software.


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

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