Accounting/Finance

Accounting Technician/Media Estimator

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Work Type: Full Time

POSITION:                               Accounting Technician/Media Estimator


DEPARTMENT:                        Accounting


ACCOUNTABLE TO:                 Media Controller


JOB SUMMARY:

            To process billing and payables in a timely manner for clients’ media placements as well as agency and production payables.  The incumbent will work independently under limited supervision.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Establish and maintain master files to ensure the data is ordered and billed to meet client specifications.  This includes:

            -     Maintain vendor records to ensure correct addresses and payment addresses

  • Coordinate invoice reconciliation and check disbursements by matching system records against vendor invoices and resolving discrepancies when balances are not in agreement with agency records. 
  • Monitors cash flow by processing payments in timely fashion
  • Work with Broadcast Buying/Media Planning to reconcile broadcast discrepancies for payment.
  • Coordinate the approval and submission of agency/production payables
  • Execute client billing per the terms of the contract.  Provide Account Service personnel with monthly billing reports that indicate planned and actual media placement expenditures
  • Other miscellaneous duties as requested.


RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS:

      •    Provide back-up support for department personnel.

      •    Keep supervisor informed of workload and communicate system and account problems.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

      •    High School diploma or equivalent.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

      •    Two year Accounting degree or equivalent experience

      •    Experience in billing and payables

      •    6 months of accounting or high-volume office administrative experience


COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:

      •    Skill in written and verbal communications.

      •    Skill in organizing and prioritizing work and following assignments through to completion.

      •    Ability to work well under pressure.

      •    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.

      •    Ability to be flexible in schedule and adaptable to constant change.

      •    Skill in data entry

      •    Skill in working rapidly and accurately with figures.

      •    Ability to handle details with accuracy.


SUCCESS FACTORS:

      •    Willingness to learn, to cooperate and to offer help.

      •    Professional in attitude and appearance.

      •    Portrays a service-driven and customer focused attitude.



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