Job Description:

The Opportunity


Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is looking for  a Controller to oversee all finance and accounting functions for the organization. Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to) general accounting and financial reporting, payroll, budget creation and management, cash management, establishment and documentation of financial policies and practices, and the preparation and analysis of all financial reporting filed with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Internal Revenue Service, and the State of Pennsylvania.  

The Controller reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and serves as a collaborative member of the CEO's Executive Leadership Team, along with the Vice Presidents of Human Resources and Organizational Development, Broadcasting, and Audiences and Revenue, and the Executive Editor.  They also serve as a non-voting member of the Board's Finance Committee, and work with the Board's Treasurer in managing the enterprise's financial affairs (including its investment portfolio and endowment).

The Controller is assisted in their work by a Staff Accountant.  The corporation presently uses QuickBooks as its core financial management and reporting system. This is a “hands on” position, involving significant personal collaboration with managers and employees throughout the organization. 

The ideal candidate will:

  • Prepare and analyze department managers’ financial statements, the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee and others as required.
  • Manage integrity of general ledger by ensuring all material financial information is posted.
  • Monthly review and reconcile balance sheet accounts, including bank accounts, and review income and expense accounts for accuracy.
  • Develop and implement improved accounting practices.
  • Be the in-house expert regarding financial reporting for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, understanding all guidelines and filing all required reports in a timely fashion.
  • Be the in-house expert regarding financial and operational reporting for grants, including advance review of grant agreements, review of award letters, supervision of accounting and compliance, maintenance of temporarily restricted net asset schedules, timely preparation and delivery of required reports of accounting to funders.
  • Be the liaison with city agencies with which PCBC has dealings.
  • Monitor cash flow and banking balances and take action to maximize earnings.
  • Oversee annual corporate audit with outside accounting firm, delivering final document on time, meeting generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and to the satisfaction of auditors and management.
  • Oversee preparation of annual corporate tax returns (990s), 1099-MISC and 5500, as well as PA BCO-10.
  • Prepare required reports and submissions to CPB, FCC and IRS.
  • Manage preparation of annual budgets and related schedules, including assisting departments with preparation of their budgets.
  • Oversee the billing and commission calculations for underwriting team.
  • Maintain appropriate corporate insurance coverages.
  • Review contacts and agreements as needed.
  • Review and approve several types of financial transactions as prepared by accountant.
  • Complete payroll processing and post to general ledger twice monthly.
  • Other responsibilities as required and assigned.


  • Familiarity with foundation and government grant applications, tracking and reporting.
  • Excellent research and writing skills.
  • Ability to lead and manage staff.
  • Proficient in use of QuickBooks or similar software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality in all matters.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelors’ Degree in accounting, finance or business-related field.
  • Minimum of five years of experience with financial and tax reporting.
  • Nonprofit experience preferred, but not required.
  • Proven success in a collegial and collaborative work setting.
  • Honesty and integrity in all dealings.
  • Enthusiasm for the mission of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation and its stations.


Who Are We?

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting is a team full of passionate and fun people dedicated to our crafts as well as our communities. Our organization plays a critical role in building connections across southwestern Pennsylvania and strengthening our communities – and WESA’s journalism and a relentless focus on the issues that matter are just two of the ways in which we work to inform and engage our communities.  

We operate two local public radio stations and a local newsroom that serves the community across radio, digital and event platforms. 90.5 WESA is Pittsburgh’s NPR News Station and WESA News is an award winning, dynamic and ambitious newsroom serving southwestern Pennsylvania over-the-air, online and through our daily newsletter, Inbox Edition. 91.3 WYEP is one of the most highly regarded non-commercial Triple-A music stations in the country and has been a cultural institution in Pittsburgh for almost 50 years.  With a combined weekly listenership of more than 153,000 people and more than 60,000 social media followers, this is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced reporter to help PCBC continue to grow.


What’s it like working at PCBC?

As a full-time exempt employee, you get access to PCBC’s benefits package, including our retirement plan (with a match of up to 6%!), medical, dental and vision, three weeks of vacation, sick time, 10 company holidays and 8 weeks of paid new parent leave.  We also offer paid parking, which is helpful when we can all get back into the office. PCBC invests in our professional growth and encourages continuing education and participation in conferences and seminars.

We place a high priority on employee safety and well-being; given the current COVID-19 pandemic, some employees continue to work primarily at the Community Broadcast Center — our headquarters in the heart of Pittsburgh’s historic South Side — and others have maintained a hybrid approach with much of the work being done remotely. PCBC is working on a plan for the future of how we work together in a post pandemic world.

PCBC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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Job Location: 
Pittsburgh, PA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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(412) 315-6771
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