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Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
Controller - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

POSITION SUMMARY:
 

The Controller will lead the financial planning and analysis process and will coordinate the Company's annual audits, budgeting process, operating plan variance analysis and special projects.  They will provide special financial consulting and strategic support to senior management including financial analysis, industry comparison and other projects requested by senior management.  Provide leadership and coordination of company financial planning, debt financing, and budget management functions.  Ensure that the D.C. United accounting procedures conform to generally accepted accounting principles.  The Controller reports directly to the President of Business of D.C. United.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  •  Manage monthly financial statement preparation and reporting including coordination of monthly close process

  • Manage MLS and other required annual and periodic financial audits and reports

  • Read and comprehend, Design/Build contract and subcontractor agreements to extract pertinent accounting information for Stadco and TeamCo bank draws, payapps, worksheets, and file set­up.

  • Establishing and managing appropriate corporate controls

  • Serve as point person for year-end financial audit process

  • Manage the club's relationship with ownership groups on monthly financial, cash flow, tax and audit reporting

  • Manage the accounts payable for the club

  • Support the clubs' relationship with the Major League Soccer Finance department

  • Prepare financial statements and supporting schedules according to monthly close schedule.

  • Analysis of financial data that reflects actual financial performance against approved budgets

  • Effectively communicate financial analyses and results to management

  • Communicate with department heads on financial results and projections

  • Manage the creation of annual budget

  • Manage the review of ticketing transactions and preparation of monthly close

  • Manage the travel and entertainment expense program

  • Financial reporting (cloud based, key indicators)

  • Manage financial modeling and cash flow projections

    SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

    In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Assist President in managing cast flow, insurance programs and tax compliance
  • Complete other projects as assigned

 

 

 

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Working knowledge of benefits and payroll administration

  • High proficiency in decision making, analysis and entrepreneurial strategic thinking

  • Demonstrate ability to be a value-added business partner with senior executives

  • Strong Excel skills and Windows-based accounting system knowledge

  • Proven track record of leading high performance teams

  • Excellent understanding and demonstrated success in building, motivating and leading teams

  • Strong personnel management, communication, time management and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment

  • Knowledge of financial planning and analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Ability to use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records

  •  Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

  • Strong skills in building relationships across departments with a customer service oriented approach

  • Ability to concurrently perform multiple assignments

  • Highly detail oriented and organized in work

  • Must be able to maintain confidential information

  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to provide outstanding customer service

  • Exceptional computer skills (advanced Excel skills) and business writing skills

  • Ability to coach and supervise others

  • Flexibility in high paced professional sports environment

     

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 8 to 10 years accounting experience with 5+ years experience at the manager level of an accounting department

  • Preferred experience with professional sports accounting and operations

  • Must have current experience in managing cash flow and distributions on a construction project in excess of $100MM

  •  Must have experience in managing a disbursement payment schedule with a bank lender

  • Experience with treasury accounting preferred

  • Microsoft Dynamics SL experience a plus

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

     

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, otherwise note that we have normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

 

  • Must be able to use a computer

  • Must be able to write, type and use phone system

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

 

  • Annual performance appraisal will be conducted at the conclusion of the calendar year

  • Supervisor and Employee will establish annual goals

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for D.C. United?
2. Will you now or in the future require [insert company name] to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status?


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Staff Accountant - D.C. United (Washington, DC)

POSITION SUMMARY:
 

D.C. United is looking for a staff accountant to assist the Controller in the daily finance activities of the organization. The organization will hire an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist in a myriad of accounting activities including accounts payable maintenance, invoicing, journal entry postings, as well as assisting in the monthly closings and financial statement preparation. The individual will also work closely with other departments to make sure the finance department is a resource in the successful management of the organization as a whole.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Accounts payable entry and maintenance

  • Invoicing and accounts receivable monitoring

  • Prepare monthly cash account reconciliations

  • Prepare and post monthly journal entries for various revenue streams

  • Annual generation of 1099s

  • Assist in preparation and review of monthly operating results

  • Identify and research budget variances

  • Assist in implementation of budget process

  • Assists with annual financial audits

  • Assists with MLS League Reporting

  • Monitor company credit card expenditures

  • Input wires and ACH’s for processing

    SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

    In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Other tasks as required by Controller
  • Complete other projects as assigned

 

 

 

SUCCESS FACTORS/JOB COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong Excel skills and Windows-based accounting system knowledge

  • Proven track record of leading high performance teams

  • Strong, communication, time management and organizational skills

  • Proven ability to multi-task and manage projects on strict deadlines

  • Strong ability to work well in a collaborative, team environment

  • Knowledge of financial planning and analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Ability to use judgment and professional skills in determining appropriate procedures for preparation of accounting records

  •  Knowledge of financial and accounting software applications

  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

  • Flexibility in high paced professional sports environment

     

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field

  • 0-2  years of  experience in Accounting  management  or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ability to take initiative, work on a team and work independently

  • Discretion in handling confidential materials

  • Highly proficient computer skills including but not limited to Microsoft Office for Windows (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Must be available to work a flexible schedule, including home matches on evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary

     

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

         

    The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, otherwise note that we have normal working conditions with the absence of disagreeable elements.

     

  • Must be able to use a computer

  • Must be able to write, type and use phone system

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

 

  • Annual performance appraisal will be conducted at the conclusion of the calendar year

  • Supervisor and Employee will establish annual goals


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Staff Accountant - LA Galaxy (Carson, CA)

The Staff Accountant performs professional level accounting work in the maintenance and review of fiscal records.  The position requires considerable knowledge of basic accounting principles and accounting functions.  The Staff Accountant will be responsible for the general ledger reconciliation, banking activities (i.e. cash receipts, deposits, positive pay, ACH etc.), and MLS reporting requirements.  Duties include processing and posting payments, billings and collections, recording journal entries, performing monthly-closing maintaining of accounting files, along with preparation/organization of various financial forms, reports, and financial analysis.  This individual may be asked to assist with ad-hoc projects and general office support tasks when necessary.  These responsibilities and tasks will be coordinated with and supervised by the Director or Finance.  This position requires daily interaction with internal departments, vendors, and clients.  

  1. Serve as main contact person between department and the A/P Corporate team in downtown.  Assist with Accounts Payable responsibilities that are not handled by the centralized A/P team.  Duties include, reclassification of miscoded expenses, clearing out suspense account, research and resolve old outstanding checks issued, reconciliation of intercompany balance with the League, and creating work-orders, and recording expense accruals.
  2. Generate and distribute invoices to sponsors and other clients within area of business.  Maintain organized file of executed agreements and allocation memos.  Follow up with departments and third parties regarding unpaid invoices and provide aging report updates.  Reconcile billing summary schedule to CRM report and general ledger to ensure all revenue are accounted for.  Recording allowance and write-offs for uncollectible.  Handles all internal and external inquiries regarding AR related matters.
  3. Recording revenue and expenses related to the stadium settlement, which includes booking adjustments to true-up prior estimates and also handling all inquiries related to the settlement.  Accrue for monthly settlement with MLS.  Assist with third party settlements for domestic exhibition games, as needed.
  4.  Assistance with Ticketing related items, which includes reconciling ticketing report to bank receipts, recording sales, and recording journal entries related to game statements.
  5. Review, process, record and monitor all banking related activities, which includes preparing deposits, recording receipts, completion of bank reconciliations, check inquiry, placing stop payments, monitoring positive pay and ACH, review daily banking activities, and setting up/closing bank accounts.
  6.  Prepare and record other journal entries related to revenue recognition/deferral, prepaid expense, and other accounts on the Trail Balance.   
  7. Upload payroll files and reconcile the payroll clearing account.  Record journal entries related to payroll, which includes book transfers, fees, and salary recharge to other departments/entities.
  8.  Add new fixed assets to the system as they are processed.  Run monthly depreciation.  Ensure totals in Fixed Asset module ties to Trail Balance totals.  Review and evaluate existing assets to see if write-offs and disposals are needed
  9. Calculate, file, and remit sales/use tax to State of California.  Also includes any other ad-hoc filings needed.
  10. Provide support and assistance as needed for audits, income tax filing, MLS league reporting, state unclaimed property returns, and other ad-hoc projects for management. 
  11. Perform other accounting and general office duties as requested.

Required Qualifications (Job Knowledge, Skills, and Education):

  • A minimum education level of: BA/BS Degree (4-year) in Accounting 
  • A minimum of 1-3 years of related work experience in Accounting
  • Working knowledge of Oracle accounting software, which includes JDE, Insight, Concur etc.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, which includes Word and Excel.
  • Ability to read, listen, and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Must have considerable knowledge with basic accounting principles (i.e. journal entries, debits, credits, accruals etc.) and accounting functions.
  • Ability to access and accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system/financial application.
  • Ability to work independently and complete duties and projects with little direct supervision.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask on various regular duties and ad-hoc assignments.
  • Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work extended hours during evenings and weekends as required.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and with hands-on mentality.
  • Team Player and desirous. 

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

DEPARTMENT: Finance

REPORTING TO: Vice President, Finance

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC will kick off the third season in club history in 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis position will be integral in helping to identify, quantify, lead, and validate operating and strategic initiatives that contribute to the overall financial position of New York City FC. The position will provide support to the Vice President of Finance, as well as the general leadership team, by assisting with financial analysis, modeling, the annual budget, the ongoing forecast process, and other projects as needed. The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter with a passion for diving deep into data to identify trends and draw conclusions. This candidate will also possess exceptional communication skills and will routinely make recommendations to the leadership team and functional heads.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Oversight of Ticketing department’s revenue and expenses, including department specific reporting
  • Oversight of City Football Marketing (CFM) department’s revenue and expenses, including department specific reporting
  • Oversight of other revenue areas including: Merchandise & Concession, Youth Programs, etc. department’s revenue and expenses, including department specific reporting
  • Oversight of AR Billings and collections
  • Lead the monthly forecast process
  • Oversee related balance sheet reconciliations
  • Establish and report on key financial & operating metrics; proactively create new metrics as needed
  • Provide insightful financial analysis to support company-wide strategic and operational initiatives
  • Develop analytical frameworks and pro-formas that determine the company’s return on investments
  • Develop and maintain integrated revenue, margin and expense analyses, projections, reports, and presentations
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual results providing detailed revenue, margin and expense analyses that draw relevant and meaningful conclusions
  • Assist with preparations for board meetings, committee gatherings, & other presentations
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Economics, Business, Finance, or related fields from an accredited university or college
  • 3-5 years accounting and/or finance experience, preferably in a fast paced, high growth company
  • Superior Excel skills required, including the ability to manipulate large sets of data
  • Possess a firm understanding of Financial Statements including Balance Sheet and Cash Flow statements; working knowledge of basic accounting principles & US GAAP.
  • Ability to think creatively, highly-driven, and self-motivated
  • Creative problem-solving skills; a demonstrated track record of making a difference and adding value
  • Intellectually curious? driven to understand data and relationships
  • Strong business acumen; ability to see the big picture and the ability to understand and solve for strategic objectives
  • Strong and effective communication skills? ability to prioritize and maintain accuracy in a dynamic environment
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships across the organization, working cross functionally to get results
  • Ability to present complex information in a simplified fashion to facilitate understanding
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner and manage time efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent knowledge of PC systems including PowerPoint
  • Ability to problem solve, be decisive and conduct oneself with poise and professionalism
  • Proven commitment and work ethic to achieve highest standards
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including nights, weekends, game days and holidays as required

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Manager, Accounting - New York City FC (New York, NY)

JOB TITLE: Manager, Accounting

DEPARTMENT: Finance

REPORTING TO: Vice President, Finance

LOCATION: New York, NY

NEW YORK CITY FOOTBALL CLUB OVERVIEW:

As the 20th member of Major League Soccer, NYCFC strives to be the new benchmark for professional soccer in the United States. With the support of majority owner City Football Group (owners of Manchester City, Melbourne City and Yokohama F Marinos) as well as minority owner, the New York Yankees, NYCFC will kick off the third season in club history in 2017 at Yankee Stadium.

POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Manager, Accounting is responsible for the general accounting of New York City Football Club, City in the Community (CITC) Foundation, and CFG StadCo. This role will have accounting oversight of all non-revenue generating departments, including Sporting, Marketing, Finance/IT/HR, Executive, Communications, Facilities, and Stadium Operations departments. This person will be responsible for developing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This person will also prepare and analyze financial reports, including balance sheets, income and lost statements, and tax returns.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  • Ensures accurate & timely month-end General Ledger close in compliance with US GAAP standards with adherence to tight closing calendar. Identifies any areas of concern in accounts for investigation & resolves.
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
  • Oversight of MLS activity
  • Oversight of compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes and regulations.
  • Oversight of CITC and CFG StadCo.
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures, provide strategic recommendations and solutions to business and financial problems.
  • Maintain the company's overall system of accounts, books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures.
  • Understands and performs general ledger accounting.
  • Interacts effectively with Financial Planning & Analysis Manager and other departments to ensure timely and efficient record keeping
  • Ensures financial accounts are properly supported and reconciled.
  • Provides managerial support for daily cash flow activities performed by the accounting team.
  • Supports compliance to internal controls with a focus on continuous process improvement.
  • Manages the coordination of audit and the gathering of required audit information.
  • Directs the daily activities of team members, monitoring deadlines, and providing hands-on support and coaching
  • Supervises Senior Staff Accountant
  • Other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS/CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from an accredited university or college; CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years accounting and/or finance experience, preferably in a fast paced, high growth company; 1-2 years of managerial experience
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting processes and procedures. Experience in accounting and ability to apply GAAP knowledge to general ledger accounting.
  • A high level of organization, initiative and drive. Natural sense of ownership for duties and deadlines as well as drive for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team building skills among all organization levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner, prioritizing projects and managing time efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent knowledge of PC systems including MS Office (particularly Microsoft Excel) and accounting software (Agresso a plus)
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills. Listens effectively, transmits information accurately and understandably, and actively seeks feedback.
  • Ability to problem solve, be decisive and conduct oneself with poise and professionalism
  • Proven commitment and work ethic to achieve highest standards
  • Handles confidential and sensitive information and records with a high degree of discretion, diligence and good judgment.
  • Demonstrates professionalism, discretion, and good judgment in all interactions with co-workers, customers, vendors and others.
  • Ability to work non-standard hours, including nights, weekends, game days and holidays as required

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Accountant - Sporting Kansas City (Kansas City, MO)

POSITION SUMMARY

The Sporting Kansas City Accountant is a key member of the Finance Team. This individual is responsible for recording revenue and paying invoices by verifying and completing receivable and payable transactions. In addition, the Accountant updates, maintains files and reports financial information, ensuring accuracy and compliance with financial policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Process mail daily, including routing AP invoices to department leaders and preparing bank deposits for payments received.
  • Enter and pay all invoices by verifying transaction information, scheduling and preparing disbursements, and obtaining authorization for payment.
  • Reconcile vendor statements and bank statements received monthly.
  • Answer and respond to all customer and vendor inquiries on a timely basis.
  • Prioritize invoices according to cash discount potential and payment terms.
  • As required, assist in creating various accounting reports that display overall business performance and financial position.
  • Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with internal controls and accepted accounting practices.
  • Achieve the day-to-day and month end operational objectives of the Finance Team.
  • Represent Sporting Kansas City in a professional manner at all times.
  • Perform other related tasks as assigned.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Integrity and adherence to the highest level of confidentially.
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to organize work efficiently, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgement based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and perform multifaceted project in conjunction with daily activities.
  • Ability to interact efficiently with Executive Leadership, Team Leads, and other associates.
  • Self-motivated with a desire to lead and grow professionally.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Exceptional time management.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business preferred.
  • Two (2) years of accounting experience preferred.
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience with QuickBooks Enterprise and/or Workday.

PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

  • Required to sit, stand and walk.
  • Use hands to finger, hand or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Frequent stooping, bending, pulling and pushing.
  • Reach with hands and arms.
  • Required to talk and hear consistently.
  • Specific vision abilities required by the role include the ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

GAME DAY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Attendance required at all home Sporting KC home games.

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