Senior Accountant

  MLS Franchise
  Southeast Region
  Posted/Updated: 07/11/19

Job Summary

Position Summary
  • Responsible for ensuring the team creates accurate and timely financial records for the Club.
  • Responsibility for weekly/monthly/daily financial reporting, and will assist with cash flow planning, operational budgeting, monitoring, and continual improvement.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Assists with all aspects of accounting operations and the preparation of annual financial forecasts/budgets, annual and monthly financial statements and other accounting reports and projects as necessary.
  • Prepare, review, upload and post journal entries.
  • Perform weekly reconciliations with Archtics, Ticketmaster, Global Pay,, Amex, and others.
  • Analyze transactions originating both inside and outside of the general ledger to ensure proper accounting treatment, classification, completeness and cutoff. 
  • Perform and report monthly balance sheet and cash reconciliations to ensure company assets and liabilities are properly, correctly and completely accounted for.
  • Prepare and provide accurate daily cash reporting.
  • Manage all aspects of fixed asset tracking approval and classification.
  • Participate in the month-end close process, perform monthly duties assigned to facilitate timely close, including reporting.
  • Manage weekly cash/waterfall deposit reporting and movements for external banks.
  • Accountable for League financial and gameday reporting.
  • Identify and develop reporting and help establish and track key metrics.
  • Assist in preparation of audit requests as needed.
  • Perform special research and projects for the general ledger as required.
  • Prepare and complete reports and projects as requested on an ad-hoc basis.
  • Accurate create and distribute all club invoices.
  • Provide input to ensure accounting systems and processes are continually streamlined via process improvement to achieve greater efficiencies and accuracy.
  • Work closely with Corporate Partnerships department and sponsors on invoicing, recognizing revenue, budgeting, commissions and scheduling of revenues.
  • Book, report and create all non-league events by liaise with multiple teams as well as external parties to ensure an accurate and timely event settlement process.
  • Book ticketing, sponsorship, merchandise, concession revenue and any other types of revenue across multiple legal entities.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance preferred. 
  • 2+ years of experience within the accounting field; CPA or CPA eligible preferred.
  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Accounting Seed, Archtics and banking systems strongly preferred. 
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel (pivots, lookups, etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of accounting principles/practices, internal controls, and reporting requirements.
  • Ability to prepare, organize and analyze complex financial information.
  • Ability to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Proven flexibility with changing priorities; ability to effectively organize, prioritize and time manage workload.
  • Curiosity, Tenacity, Precision, and Process are considered valuable attributes for this role.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and at different levels within and outside the organization.
  • An encouraging colleague and teammate with strong communication and interpersonal skills while also being an effective independent member of the team.
  • Able to work non-traditional hours, in non-traditional settings, within a team atmosphere.

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