Accountant 1

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.

Essential Functions:

 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


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.