Senior fiscal analyst for KJZZ and the Division of Public Service

KJZZ and the Division of Public Service is looking for a senior fiscal analyst responsible for financial tracking and analysis of spending and revenues.

The financial analyst assists with annual budgets, prepares requisition and works with the team on purchase orders and payment processing, among other duties. This position also involves tracking and communicating revenue and expenditure trends, as well as forecasting budget variances.

Rio Salado’s Division of Public Service, based in Tempe, Arizona, manages three award-winning public radio stations, KJZZ 91.5 FM, KBACH 89.5 FM and Sun Sounds of Arizona, as well as SPOT 12 Youth Media Center.

Great benefits

This position offers great benefits and a competitive salary. These include outstanding health and dental coverage, retirement benefits, generous vacation and sick leave, as well as other benefits. 

Essential functions

60% - Responsible for financial tracking and analyses of current year spending and revenues. Meets monthly with Sun Sounds Director to monitor and advise on budgets; Prepares cost transfers as needed; Works with staff and volunteer leadership to develop and track revenue, expenditures and the budget of the 501(c)(3) support group Sun Sounds Foundation. Assists with preparing projected varied revenues and expenditures for the annual budget(s). Prepares requisition requests and sends out purchase orders to managers. Works with station staff and managers confirming invoices are approved for payment processing; Researches and resolves invoice discrepancies. Works with staff to ensure that asset tags are issued and confirms that items are received in the financial system. Prepares analytical schedules and reports for the Sun Sounds director for use in making budget recommendations; Assists in the preparation of budgets for proposal submission to private and government funding sources. Assists with the tracking, monitoring, and prepares reports for grant funded projects for publishing and presentation to government funding agencies and private foundations
30% - Responsible for weekly accounting of Friends of Public Radio Arizona and Sun Sounds contributions, Sun Sounds budget tracking; assists with Friends of Public Radio Arizona and Sun Sounds events and activities. Attends Sun Sounds Foundations Board of Directors meetings. Participates in budget and finance committee meetings. Assists with the annually issuing of W-9s to vendors and 1099s and 1096 to the IRS before deadlines
10% - Prepares monthly presentations to staff to demonstrate revenue and expenditure trends and forecasts; explains significant variances from budget; prepares detailed presentations to college leadership team, senior station management team and associated foundation boards. Performs other duties as assigned and works on special projects.

Minimum qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in finance, accounting or directly related field and two years of experience providing professional financial analysis for area of assignment.


An equivalent combination of the conferred degree and directly related full-time work experience as described above sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above, unless otherwise subject to any other requirements set forth in law or regulation, may be considered.

Desired qualifications

1. Experience in financial budgeting for nonprofit or public radio or television stations0
2. Experience with diverse accounting softwares.
3. Experience with grants accounting.
4. Master’s degree in accounting, finance or business administration.
5. Experience in accounting or finance of at least four years.
6. Experience in preparing financial statements of at least three years.

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