The Accountant is responsible for the preparation of data underlying the financial statements for the company. The successful candidate is responsible for performing, coordinating, and analyzing accounting activity for multiple general ledger accounts. This includes monthly, quarterly, and annual closing activities. The Accountant carries out credit, billing, collection, and reporting activities for the company.
This position reports to the Accounting Manager and is based in our Bellevue, WA office.
Maintains and balances automated and manual systems for Accounts Receivable.
Responsible for month-end closing process in Wide Orbit, ensuring accuracy of financial information in accordance with GAAP as well as compliance to internal policies
Perform activities related to Broadcast revenue cycle, including maintaining billing systems (Wide Orbit and Great Plains), adjustments, customer activity, monthly invoicing and reporting
Post and balance cash receipts daily
Post and track credit card payments in compliance with company policy
Performs accounts receivable collection activities related to Ad Sales customers, troubleshooting billing issues, assisting customers with payment solutions, as well as participation in bad debt and collection reviews and analysis
Investigate credit histories and recommend credit limits on new and existing advertising sales and supplier customers
Update collection notes and review accounts with Accounting Manager
Maintain and review credit for Ad Sales and Supplier customer set up in Wide Orbit
Maintain internal controls around the billing system process and revenue recognition
Record journal entries related to Ad Sales revenue and other general ledger activity as directed
Perform third-party commission accruals and payment requests
Perform account analysis and reconciliations for multiple general ledger accounts
Perform monthly balance sheet and income statement variance analysis
Responsible for AP vendor maintenance
Perform daily Ad Sales Log Reconciliations
Assist in budget and forecast development as directed
Perform ad hoc analysis, research, and reporting
Provide assistance with other projects as necessary
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or similar
Three to five years of accounting and/or credit and collections experience. Prior media experience is a plus.
Experience working with Great Plains financial application and related reporting tools
Prior experience utilizing systems to calculate revenue and generate billing information is a plus
Demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
Strong Microsoft skills including advanced Excel
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Critical business thinking skills and the ability to be comfortable with processes, tools, software solutions, matrix management, and change as necessary
Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and results-driven
Ability to manage workload and competing priorities essential
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential as this position will develop relationships with both internal and external customers
Team player but with the ability to work independently
Currently or willing to become a bonded and insured notary public is a plus
About ROOT SPORTS NW
ROOT SPORTS is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. The network reaches approximately 3.2 million households across five states, and delivers more than 350 live events each year – all of which are available in high definition.
ROOT SPORTS Northwest operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach approximately 13 million households across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.