Financial and Compliance Specialist

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
02 – I – Exempt
Work Unit:
WPSU Penn State
Full/Part Time:


WPSU Penn State seeks a Financial and Compliance Specialist to join its Finance team. This position will help ensure compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) policies and procedures. This includes preparing detailed financial schedules supporting WPSU's annual audited financial statements, completing CPB benchmark reporting, and facilitating FCC reporting. Other responsibilities include financial support and reporting related to gifts and grants WPSU receives for production projects. This position will also perform accounting functions such as preparing forecasts, budgets and journal entries for salary expense and assisting with year-end close. Responsibilities also include serving as a contact point for coordinating external contracts approved through Risk Management and helping to ensure WPSU complies with Penn State policies and procedures. Lastly, the position participates in meetings and fundraising events as a representative from WPSU Finance Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An Accounting or Business degree is preferred. Experience effectively using Excel, IBIS, and Data Warehouse strongly preferred. Successful candidates should demonstrate a high level of attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, ability to manage a high level of customer service, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work with diverse audiences. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088