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Financial Manager - EWTN (Irondale, AL)

posted Jun 24, 2016, 12:23 PM by Birmingham IMA
Details of the position are below. If interested, email your cover letter, resume and salary requirements to humanresources@ewtn.com.

TITLE:               Financial Manager

REPORTS TO:      Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

DEPARTMENT:    Accounting

LOCATION:         Irondale, AL

FLSA STATUS:     Exempt

GENERAL SUMMARY: The EWTN Financial Manager is responsible for managing the financial operations of assigned EWTN entities.  Works with the CFO and EWTN managers to develop effective financial processes and reports.


  • Understand and promote the overall mission of EWTN and the specific mission of the Accounting Department.
  • Manage the monthly close process for assigned EWTN entities including reviewing general ledger activity, producing financial statements, and analyzing variances from the budget and prior year.
  • Assist department managers in preparing the annual budget.
  • Maintain the integrity of the general ledger system and any systems that provide information which is input into the general ledger.
  • Evaluate all systems used by assigned entities that provide financial information to determine that information is processed in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
  • Work closely with EWTN executives and department managers to learn about EWTN and to provide financial knowledge.
  • Reconcile all balance sheet accounts quarterly.
  • Supervise the accounts payable processing to ensure that all vendors are paid timely and correctly.
  • Employ cash flow modeling to ensure that sufficient funds are available to meet operational requirements.
  • Document all accounting processes.
  • Prepare required information and documentation for the annual external audit.
  • Assist the CFO to ensure timely completion of annual external audit; filing of all tax returns; and preparation of financial reports for Senior Management and the Board of Governors.
  • Assist CFO with various projects as assigned.
  • Promote a culture of integrity and disciplined stewardship regarding the use of financial resources entrusted to EWTN.


  • Minimum of 5 years of prior accounting experience.
  • Prior experience supervising personnel.
  • Understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong knowledge of internal control concepts and techniques, with sufficient awareness of the indicators of potential fraudulent activity.
  • Ability to establish work priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience analyzing processes and recommending improvements.
  • Team player.
  • Flexibility on hours to complete task at hand


  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Catholic faith and EWTN mission.
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP, as well as proficiency using MS Office.
  • Experience with not-for-profit-accounting.
  • Experience with Concur expense reporting system.
  • Ability to analyze financials and identify trends and areas for opportunity/ improvement.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in accounting, finance, or a related business field.


  • CPA, CMA or related discipline certification.