Senior Accounting Specialist - WFSU/UBA
Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

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Job Info

Job Title: Senior Accounting Specialist - WFSU/UBA
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 51594

University Business Administrators - WFSU site

The University Business Administrators program was established to provide academic and administrative units of Florida State University exemplary professional staff, customized business operations, and a proactive liaison relationship with the Division of Finance & Administration. Through our core values of Excellence, Professionalism, Customer Service, and Optimizing Performance, we strive to offer participating client sites standardized and streamlined operational tasks which meet the specific fiscal and administrative needs of the unit, resources from the Office of the Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services to achieve program objectives and provide on-going fiscal and human resources support quickly and effectively.

The mission of WFSU Public Media is to enrich the lives and cultivate diverse perspectives by connecting our community through media content and services that inform, educate, and entertain. Beginning operations in 1960, WFSU-TV started in a small studio on the Florida State University campus. More than 50 years later, WFSU Public Media is a member station of both National Public Radio (NPR) and the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). In total, WFSU Public Media offers two television broadcast stations, one cable-only station, one statewide satellite television service, four FM broadcast stations and online streaming services. WFSU also provides community outreach and early education services, as well as acts as a teaching and learning lab for Florida State University students.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be accessed at:


This position is responsible for managing the daily accounting and financial functions for WFSU TV and WFSU FM.

  • Identifies and implements effective policies and procedures for Finance & Administration (F&A) activities and supervises day to day operations providing guidance and coordination of activities and/or staff for the WFSU accounting areas.
  • Audits, analyzes, and verifies F&A activities to include accounts payable, accounts receivable, revenue reconciliations, financial reporting, grant activities and compliance with State, Federal, University and WFSU policies.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships throughout the University in order to attain departmental goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for ensuring the accurateness, completeness, and timeliness of reconciliations of WFSU TV and FM accounts which include OMNI, FSU Foundation, and Research Foundation.
  • Monitors information maintained in the internal accounting system for accuracy and compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) reporting standards.
  • Works with the WFSU Membership and Underwriting departments and the FSU Foundation to assure all fundraising monies are collected and deposited timely and accurately.
  • Responsible for compliance with PCI DSS Industry Standards for WFSU operated merchant accounts completing annual policy updates, maintaining certification documents, and performing annual certification.

A Bachelor's degree and four years of experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and eight years of experience. (Note: a combination of post high school education and experience equal to eight years.)

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Ability to train and supervise employees.
  • Knowledge of accounting systems and practices.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply related federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, rules and regulations.
  • Experience compiling, reviewing, and reconciling data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Experience balancing multiple work projects simultaneously.

The ideal candidate for this position is resourceful, intuitive, and adaptive. They are adept at building relationships with partner offices to effectively complete tasks and create efficiencies in existing processes. No two days are alike so it is important to able to easily jump between the current project and the last minute request. Experience leading a team is important as they will both teach them and learn from them where gaps in knowledge exist.

University Information

One of the nation's elite research universities, Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts and critical thinking. Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous site of higher education in Florida. FSU is a community steeped in tradition that fosters research, encourages creativity, and embraces diversity. At FSU, there's the excitement of being part of a vibrant academic and professional community, surrounded by people whose ideas are shaping tomorrow's news!

Learn more about our university and campuses.

Anticipated Salary Range

Anticipated salary commensurate with education and experience.

Pay Plan

This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position.

FSU Total Rewards

FSU offers a robust Total Rewards package. Visit our website to learn more about our Compensation, Benefits, Wellness, Recognition, and Employee Development programs.

Use our interactive tool to calculate Total Compensation options based on potential salary, benefits and retirement contributions, earned leave, and other employment-related perks.

Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.


If not otherwise specified, schedule is M-F, 8-5.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service.

Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include all work history up to ten years, and education details even if attaching a resume.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.


This position is being re-advertised. Previous applicants need not reapply.

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