Job Description:

Arkansas PBS seeks a Director in the Finance and Administration Department (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Executive Director and serves as a key member of the executive leadership team. The CFO directs financial division strategies and activities by establishing financial goals, objectives, and short and long-range plans to ensure consistency with overall agency mission. This includes annual, biennial, and interim budgets, and reallocation needs of the department; ensuring accuracy of financial data through the review and creation of financial and statistical reports; developing and/or overseeing policies and procedures for new and revised accounting. This position maintains an active communication and collaboration with the Arkansas Department of Financial Administration.

In the area of administration, the CFO oversees the development, revision, implementation, and monitoring of administrative policies and procedures, following established state guidelines for purchasing and maintains clear and functioning internal systems and controls. This position oversees the progress and finalization of department work product, interviewing and selecting department applicants or approving selections.

The Arkansas PBS CFO also supervises HR functions for the agency/network, ensuring successful talent acquisition and retainment, and appropriate training for Arkansas PBS staff; strengthening organizational culture and diversity; supervising the performance evaluation process, helping establish personnel staff work priorities, and maintaining effective communication and collaboration with the State Office of Personnel Management.

As a key member of the executive leadership team, the CFO lends vision and helps deliver promise of vision; provides technical assistance, guidance, and information to internal and external contacts, legislators, vendors and customers by researching and interpreting federal and state laws and agency policies and procedures; monitors legislation affecting the agency and affiliated foundation and represents agency before legislative committees; The ideal CFO candidate possesses excellent verbal & written communication skills.

Minimum Qualifications: The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in accounting, general business, public administration, personnel management, or a related field, plus five years of experience in a supervisory or leadership capacity.

Required Certifications: CPA

Preferred Qualifications: CPA; 8-10 years of experience in fiscal and personnel management; experience and knowledge of Arkansas State government and/or public broadcasting; experience in researching legal issues; familiarity with FCC regulations; knowledge of modern automated business and accounting systems (such as AASIS); law degree a plus. A background check is required.

Must have a valid driver’s license 

Arkansas PBS offers amazing benefits and perks:

•Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family

•Eleven paid holidays per year, including birthday

•12 to 22.5 days of vacation per year depending on years of service

•8 hours Sick Leave per month

• Retirement Benefits: Vesting in a defined-benefit retirement annuity plan funded by a 7.00% employee salary contribution (mandatory) and a 15.00% contribution from the State of Arkansas. Employees can also contribute to an optional 457b plan at a minimum pretax contribution rate of 3%.

•Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000

•Eligible for the Federal Student Loan Forgiveness Program

The salary offered commensurate with experience.

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Job Location: 
Conway, AR
United States
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