Controller/Business Manager

Equity Communications LP

Controller / Business Manager

Job Description

Organization:

Equity Communications LP was formed 23 years ago in 1996….

Since the Company’s humble origins with just one radio station, 6 employees & a modest 2.7% share of the market, Equity has grown to be New Jersey’s largest & most successful independent media group with nine radio stations, 40% of the radio market & a thriving digital advertising business staffed by a talented family of 28 broadcast professionals…..

24 local radio companies have come & gone from South Jersey during Equity’s tenure at the top of the local radio market. Even faced with challenges presented by the recent recession, casino gaming contraction, Atlantic City’s municipal / financial issues & the rise of digital competition, Equity has remained a strong debt-free company & has never been financially compromised…..

Since the Company operates exclusively in the Atlantic City – Cape May NJ market it’s important for Equity to remain closely involved with our local audiences & clients & entrenched in the local community.  For these reasons Equity has always maintained our own dedicated Business Office headed by our own Controller. Equity’s current Controller / Business Manager will soon be retiring after 21 years with the Company…..

Position:

The Controller / Business Manager reports to the President CEO & is responsible for P&L & balance sheet preparation, related financial reporting & accounting, A/R, A/P, general ledger, fixed assets, cash management, payroll, personnel, benefits, audit preparation & other related activities….

The Controller maintains responsibility over the Company’s books & records & all systems & procedures to support efficient reporting, clean audits & smooth day-to-day functioning of a $7 million revenue / budget operation. Controller will also interface & maintain effective working relationships with Equity department heads & sales reps….

Education:

Accounting Bookkeeping or Finance degree or business equivalent along with strong working knowledge of GAAP & general ledger accrual accounting….

Qualifications:

 Minimum 3-5 years of financial management experience, in either accounting or audit, followed by day-to-day experience in an existing Business Office. Media business office experience preferred but not required…..

A demonstrated history of preparing financial statements is required, along with a strong working knowledge of accrual accounting & proficiency in Excel, ADP, Marketron, Mas 90, Sage 100 & other reporting software…

Successful candidate should be disciplined, well-organized, detail-oriented & self-motivated.  This is an excellent opportunity for a professional Controller / Business Manager well versed in accounting principles that thrives in a busy work environment….

Responsibilities:

Timely & accurate preparation of P&Ls, balance sheets & month-end closing packages….

Review & analyze monthly financials with President/CEO along with regular evaluation & monitoring of expense controls & financial procedures….

Preparation of payroll, commissions & other financial reporting as required….

Management of G/L, A/R, A/P, advertiser remittances via cash check & credit card, credit & collections, billing, payroll, employee benefits, HR & personnel….

Posting of day-to-day financial transactions, advertiser remittances, adjusting entries & performance of all daily, weekly & monthly accounting tasks including but not limited to journal entries, commissions, payroll, cash receipts & cash management, checking daily bank deposits & account balances, monthly bank reconciliations, entering expenses into Mas-90 & Sage 100 accounting systems, interfacing with Marketron billing software…

Proper recording of fixed assets, capital expenditures & depreciation schedules. Assist in budget & external audit preparation along with trouble-shooting & analysis of key indicators….

Maintenance of personnel files & purchasing records along with selected clerical & administrative functions….

Performance of other duties & functions necessary or incidental to the proper performance of this position….

Please respond in confidence to Gary Fisher President/CEO Equity Communications  gfisher@equitycommunications.net.

Equity Communications LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Females & Minorities encouraged to apply.