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Chief Financial Officer

Date Posted: July 8, 2019
Location: Anchorage
Company: Alaska Public Media
Position Type: Full-time
Required Travel: 2%

Sector: Non-profit


Alaska Public Media (AKPM) seeks a Chief Finance Officer: an energetic, innovative professional who will serve as our principal finance and administration leader. The successful candidate will have a strong role on a great management team with a supportive CEO at a joint licensee with a growing and well-respected online platform, serving a vibrant, diverse community.

AKPM is based in Anchorage, a community that offers the sophistication of a diverse metropolitan area and proximity to an incredible environment for outdoor enthusiasts.

We are the source for NPR and PBS for South Central Alaska. We operate a Statewide News network and a shared television service with KTOO/Juneau and KYUK/Bethel. AKPM and its affiliates deliver content that reaches 97% of the Alaska population.

The CFO supervises the finance unit and is the chief financial spokesperson for the organization. The CFO reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and directly assists on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding for Alaska Public Media.

The CFO will join a collaborative leadership team and will have primary responsibility for critical elements of our organization, including business development, budget planning and implementation, preparation and presentation of financial reports for the AKPM board of directors and committees, oversight and management of internal control and compliance, and supervision and leadership for financial staff.

Position Qualification:

Required Qualifications:
Not-for-profit accounting in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, OMB Circulars A-133, A-110 and A-122, TANF program regulations and compliance requirements, and appropriate Code of Federal Regulations sections.
Current trends, developments, and theories in job readiness training and adult education.
Resources of public and private social service and related agencies.
Organizational development, human resources, and program operations.
Bachelor’s Degree, Controller, or Chief Financial Officer experience.
General office software, particularly the Microsoft Office Suite and MIP software (or other similar not-for-profit general ledger software) and use of databases. Ability to:
Foster and cultivate business opportunities and partnerships.
Create and assess financial statements and budget documents.
Recognize and be responsive to the needs of all clients of the organization, including funding organizations, the Board of Directors, local community advocates, participants, and employers.
Supervise staff, including regular progress reviews and plans for improvement.
Communicate effectively both in written and verbal form.

Desired Qualifications:
Completion of a master's degree at an accredited college or university, or equivalent work experience.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.
Controller or Chief Financial Officer Level experience.
Five to seven years of financial and management experience with day-to-day financial operations of an organization of at least 50 staff persons.
Previous public media experience.
CPB Community Service grant experience.
Commensurate experience overseeing federal grants.

Allowable Substitution If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office for comparability.

Act in accordance with AKPM policies.
Support AKPM compliance efforts with FCC, CPB, NPR and PBS rules and regulations.
Communicate effectively.
Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Maintain positive relationships with both internal and external customers.
Demonstrate consistent outstanding customer service.
Proficient at computer use to include office software products, custom software packages, internet and e-mail.
Consistently demonstrate ethical behavior.
Must exercise good judgement for the prompt completion of responsibilities.

Application Process:

To apply, send your application with cover letter and resume to Search conducted by NETA Consulting. Contact Skip Hinton ( for further information.

AKPM is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization Statement:

Alaska Public Media harnesses the power of multiple media platforms to make a more informed and connected life possible for all Alaskans. Alaska Public Media produces and presents news and content that provides lifelong learning opportunities in public affairs, health and leisure, science and nature, economic and social development, civic engagement and world events. The company is located in Southcentral Alaska and is comprised of KSKA radio, KAKM-TV, Create TV, PBS KIDS, and Alaska Public Media also operates the Statewide News and a shared television service with KTOO in Juneau and KYUK in Bethel. Alaska Public Media and its affiliates deliver content that reaches 97% of the population of Alaska.

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