Accountability and accounting go hand-in-hand. Whether the title is controller,
accountant, or bookkeeper, the person charged with managing the day-to-day finances
does just that, tracking the ebb and flow of the bottom line and keeping the station out of
Larger stations may employ a full-time financial person who also usually manages the
administrative department. Bigger stations generally also employ a support staff of
bookkeepers and/or billing clerks along with one or two accountants either on staff or
hired on retainer as consultants.
Office Manager is an example of a management position that may or may not occur at a
station. Duties cover management of certain administrative and clerical staff, but these
also could fall under the auspices of the station’s controller or bookkeeper.