Media – Journalism – Newspaper
Business Manager

WJCL,the Hearst Television owned ABC affiliate in Savannah, GA, has an opening for a Business Manager. Responsibilities include payroll/employee relations, providing business analytics and support to the General Manager and Department head team, forecasting, budgeting, expense management and other business office activities at the station.  This position also provides support and works collaboratively with the regional accounting group on the monthly financial closing, forecast and annual budget processes among other things.

Job Responsibilities:

General Business Functions

  • Interpretation and communication of financial results
  • Liaison between station and regional accounting office on operating costs
  • Forecasting and budgeting of operational station expenses and revenues

Payroll Functions

  • Payroll review/timecard editing
  • Vacation/sick tracking
  • Prepare sales commission calculation and chargebacks

Personnel Administrative Functions

  • New hire processing
  • Termination processing
  • Employee relations
  • Worker’s comp administration

Various Insurance and Statutory ReportingAccounts Payable & Expenses

  • Invoice processing and approval
  • P-Card report approval
  • Travel & entertainment report approval
  • Local operating contract maintenance
  • Fleet Management

Asset Management

  • Tagging, tracking and disposal
  • Inventory

Miscellaneous office management functions, e.g. insurance reporting, EEO reportingRemote bank deposits


Required Skills

  • Outstanding Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to meet assigned deadlines
  • Highly detail oriented and organized
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interpret and analyze various levels of financial data and provide guidance and recommendations.
  • Work with various on-boarding and on-going human resource functions including but not limited to payroll.
  • Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish directives


  • Bachelor’s in Accounting or Finance preferred.

Required Experience

  • 5+ years of accounting/finance experience
  • Previous experience handling all aspects of a business unit’s accounting functions a plus.
  • Previous work within a regional business office structure preferred.
  • Experience with accounting software applications including Oracle, Wide Orbit, Hyperion Planning or their equivalents required.
Vacancy Type:
Full Time
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Savannah – 31405
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