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Finance Manager-CCM+E Austin

FINANCE MANAGER –AUSTIN, TX

COMPANY
Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is the world’s largest radio and outdoor advertising company with leading market positions in each of its two business segments: Radio and Outdoor. Clear Channel is also one of the most innovative media players in the market – a leader in the converging media space, having developed best-in-class integrated media offers (e.g. Radio/Web) and having built significant positions in the HD arena.
The company has recently unified and aligned its national marketing, partnership and sales teams to enable CCM&E to grow national digital ad revenue and pursue national multi-media marketing opportunities to meet advertisers’ need to reach and engage consumers in powerful new ways across multiple platforms. The company is competitively positioned to win in the marketplace and is putting sizable investment and resources against building a world-class, digital sales force.
POSITION OVERVIEW
Located in Austin, TX – the Finance Manager is responsible for assisting the VP of Finance with all market finance and accounting activities.
ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Determining the profitability generated from (6) Austin radio stations by creating strategic financial reports for the business.
• Management of local Finance & Traffic staff; as many as 4 direct reports and 3 indirect reports.
• Accountability and oversight of general ledger activities, including expense and revenue forecasting.
• Work with Department Heads on expense management.
• Oversight and monitoring of payroll and Accounts Payable – communication with Shared Services (Accounting central services center)
• Accounts Receivable – manage credit and collections, manage aging report, ensure advertising orders are posted, invoice weekly/monthly, manage cash in advance.
• Communicate and enforce company policies & procedures while facilitating revenue generating solutions in partnership with Sales team.
• Responsible for budgeting of personnel, capital and/or operational expense.
• Manage and oversee business unit trade, merchandise and contracts.
• Review Sales orders to insure accurate revenue recognition, commission calculation, and work with central credit department to reduce credit related risk.
• Review monthly commissions for Account Executives to ensure accuracy.
• Assist with various other projects assigned by VP of Finance and Senior Management.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
• 5+ years of hands on experience and 1-2 years of management experience
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
• Familiarity with financial systems (Cognos a plus)
• Strong knowledge of accounting and finance policies, procedures and internal controls.
• Experience leading the preparation of long-range forecasts, annual budgets, short-term plans, and healthy rolling forecasts.
• Strong analytical skills and ability to communicate analytical findings both verbally and in writing.
• Proven ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and work under deadline pressure.
• Willingness to work a flexible schedule when required.
• Ability to communicate effectively with management and staff.

Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter, resume, and programming philosophy to be considered for the position to www.clearcareers.com by 3/17/14.

Clear Channel is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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