October 11, 2013
This TV Station is Hiring for What?
During my job search I've seen a lot of things I consider a bit messed up. Some are just the evolving nature of today's job-seeker environment, while others have just been a lack of basic professional courtesy. I've rallied on about the change in certification for the Human Resources field and how it seems nobody acknowledges that change.
One thing I haven't really mentioned before is just how many people working within HR don't have the education or experience in the field, but they manage to get HR work nonetheless. This is one of those things that really isn't discussed much and I think it is also a reason for the underlying changes to the HR certification. The powers that be want educated & experienced personnel taking their certification exams and on several levels I cannot blame them. To do anything less dilutes the value & importance of the certification.
Today I saw a job posting I normally wouldn't even bother to read because it is for a specialized position I do not have the education & experience for.....or at least I shouldn't have the requisite experience:
Senior Accountant ID#######
KXXX News Group, a Belo station, has an immediate opening for an individual to work as a Senior Accountant in the Business Office handling Accounting and Human Resources activities.
Responsible for accounting functions including but not limited to completion of monthly close, account reconciliations, fixed assets, balance sheet management, account analysis, various statistical reports, and collections. Also coordinates internal control procedures, Sarbanes Oxley testing, and assists Controller with special projects.
Human Resources Duties
Responsible for local HR administrative duties, including but not limited to new employee orientation, EEO tracking and reporting, job and career fair exhibitor, recruiting, workers compensation coordinator, local contact for HR and benefit questions.
Position requires excellent organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication, ability to multi-task and work under strict deadlines. Ability to maintain confidentiality is imperative. Individual should be proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook and automated financial systems. BA Accounting degree and minimum 4 years experience preferred. Knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus.
KXXX is an equal opportunity employer. Applicant finalists will be required to furnish evidence of employment authorization and identification.
Do you see anything wrong with this job position? No wonder I cannot get an HR position....I should have been working towards CPA Exam!