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Finance and Budget Consultant II

  • 2021-11-11 4:20 PM
    Message # 12119911

    The Opportunity

    This position will be responsible for the full array of accounting, financial, and budgeting activities for KCUR 89.3. As such, this position partners with KCUR’s unit leadership to formulate budgets, develop financial plans, and monitor financial performance.  This position is an important liaison between central finance and unit leadership and is critical to the successful implementation of financial strategies and performance.

    KCUR 89.3 is the National Public Radio affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

    Duties to include but are not limited to:

    • Monitor all fiscal activity (revenues, expenses, and grants)
    • Work with leadership to develop and monitor budgets on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis
    • Participate in the development of strategy (where appropriate), performance against plans, long range and other financial planning
    • Ensure compliance with all regulatory, fiduciary, fiscal, and reporting requirements
    • Provide financial leadership and expertise to the departments being supported
    • Ensure that resources are well utilized
    • Financial management of multiple local, regional, and national grants
    • Duties include some supervisory responsibilities
    • Work as needed on ad hoc projects and reports
    • Work with internal auditors as needed
    • Partner with KCUR leadership to support data driven decision making
    • Engage or participate in station evens, activities, and internal meetings as a member of the KCUR team.
    • Monitor capital asset activity (where appropriate)
    • Collaborate and work with financial offices at other public radio stations as well as NPR & Corporation for Public Broadcasting
    • Other duties as assigned

    Minimum Qualifications

    A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred
    • CPA or Master's Degree in Accounting or Finance is preferred
    • Extensive experience working with budgets and budget development
    • Experience with forecasting and long-range planning
    • Supervisory experience is preferred, but not mandatory
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, collaborate, and support more multiple departments
    • Knowledge of fund accounting (non-profit, GASB) is a plus


    $62,000 - $72,000 annually. Salary commensurate with education,  experience, and internal equity.

    How to Apply

    Open until filled, review of applications will start immediately. KCUR 89.3 is the NPR affiliate in Kansas City and is an editorially independent community service of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Please apply online at UMKC’s website:  Select “Staff Positions,” then “View Jobs,” then “View All Jobs.”

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