Business Manager

Position Overview:

This position is independently responsible for creating, implementing, and managing business controls utilized by Boise State Public Radio. This includes creating, analyzing, and interpreting all BSPR financial reports, maintaining all internal accounting records, budget forecasting and control, grant reporting, purchasing, and contract management. This position will interact regularly with BSU Administrative Accounting to ensure that the revenues and expenses of Boise State Public Radio are accurately reflected in the general ledger of the university. This position is responsible for the budget review and reporting to BSPR Senior Management. As a member of the senior management team, the Business Manager will serve in the creation and implementation of policy development and strategic planning.

A strong applicant will possess the following qualities:  

  • Excellent communication skills, highly organized, and able to work effectively across organizational boundaries.
  • Ability to serve a primary analytical role for all ​Boise State Public Radio operations and initiatives.
  • Experience with high-level fiscal planning and primary administration of grants and contracts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee short and long-term financial and managerial reporting according to generally accepted accounting principles.  
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the General Manager; administer and review all financial plan and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of the organization's financial status.
  • Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting, and develop new accounting systems as needed.
  • Prepare and present complex financial statements which detail difficult or sensitive financial matters. Includes external reporting on grants, contracts and partnership arrangements.
  • Identify and prioritize all departmental needs and manage multiple funding sources through several different entities.
  • Manage salary/wages, operations and capital components.  Propose action on surpluses, shortages and needed changes.  
  • Oversee monthly and quarterly assessments and forecasts of organizations financial performance against budget, financial and operational goals.
  • Work closely with the Director of Corporate Support and the Director of Development to ensure revenue goals are met through the development and review of pacing and revenue, including non-cash accounts) reports.
  • Credit and account management of all underwriters' accounts and current contracts.
  • Oversee cash handling and cash balances, invoicing, receivables, bill paying and equipment management systems.
  • Serve as lead contact for internal and external auditors, as well as with grants accounting at Boise State University, the Boise State Office of Research Administration, the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and any other granting agency as needed.
  • Ensure the cash flow is steady and supportive of operational requirements. Also continually improve the financial department's overall policy and procedure.
  • Monitor payroll funding sources to include grants and student funds are being maximized.  
  • Calculate and process monthly commission for underwriting staff.  
  • In coordination with the Operations Manager, assess annually each position's responsibilities, salary, and revise job descriptions when appropriate.

Minimum Qualification (Including Certificates and Licenses)

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent plus 2 years experience.
  • Working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and governmental accounting practices.
  • Experience with the typical policies and procedures of a state university (including but not limited to budgetary, financial, payroll, purchasing, and human resource policies and procedures), and ability to quickly learn BSPR policies and procedures​.​
  • Proven ability to manage the fiscal, compliance, and operational affairs of an organization of similar to Boise State Public Radio with varied funding sources including state and federal sources.
  • Service oriented attitude, team player, demonstrated commitment to accuracy, conciseness, and clarity in results and in communications, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to solve complex problems involving multiple constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience in business management.
  • Use/operation of computer software applications such as Word, Excel, Peoplesoft, Marketron, and Oracle Financial Products.
  • Working knowledge of federal regulations related to public broadcast (FCC and CPB-specific regulations).


This professional staff position is 1.0 FTE (12 months, 40 hours per week) with an annual salary range of $49,600 to $57,000 and full benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.  

Application Instructions

Upload a cover letter and resume that indicates your interest and qualifications for this position.  Applications received by December 30, 2016, will receive full consideration. Applications received after December 30, 2016, may be considered if the position is not filled from the initial applicant pool.