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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Payroll Manager - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

The Payroll Manager performs all activities necessary to process payrolls for Memphis Grizzlies players and FedEx Forum staff.  Maintain related records, calculate, process and manage Federal, State, and local taxes deductions and returns.   Process non-tax deductions and manage third party payments.   Prepare various ad hoc reports.  Serve as the payroll liaison for League, departments, agencies, and management. Maintain knowledge of current federal and state payroll related issues.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Process payroll for players, coaches and staff (full-time and part-time);
  • Collect payroll data, compile, calculate, and enter payroll data into ADP, review, transmit, and distribute pay checks;
  • Calculate wages allocable to various state and local tax districts and related tax withholding for members of the team travel party;
  • Calculate and withhold voluntary and involuntary deductions for players and staff;
  • Prepare periodic reports of earnings, taxes & deductions;
  • Provide payroll information by answering inquiries and requests from players, players representatives and staff, taxing and other regulatory authorities;
  • Manage & administer player and staff per diems;
  • Perform quarterly and calendar year-end filings & reconciliations (state & federal);
  • Assist Human Resources Department to provide high quality service to all of our employees;
  • Prepare player compensation schedule for each semi-monthly pay cycle during the year;
  • Prepare player escrow deductions, 401k, taxable portion of per diem, state taxes, taxable portion of tickets;
  • Ensure compliance with Federal, State  and local agencies, SIT, SUI;
  • Oversee the coordination of the hourly timekeeping system;
  • Ensure payroll costs are properly allocated to events;
  • Assist accountants with audits, projects;
  • Other related duties as required

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities


  • Three to five years of US payroll management experience;
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in business administration
  • Multi-State payroll tax filing experience
  • Strong working knowledge of ADP, ReportSmith, MS Excel, MS Word & Windows;
  • Must be highly organized, accurate and detail-oriented;
  • Must be a team player with a strong customer service focus;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet strict deadlines


  • Certified Payroll Professional
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains and Celayix TimeKeeper systems;
  • One to three years of accounting experience;

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

1. Why are you interested in this opportunity?
2. How many years of relevant experience do you possess?
3. Do you have experience with ADP?
4. What is your current salary?

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Staff Accountant - Phoenix Suns / Sports & Entertainment Services/Phoenix Mercury (Phoenix, AZ)

Job Purpose

Assist with the day-to-day tasks regarding payables, receivables, and updating the vendor lists as appropriately. Provide account analysis and ad-hoc reports when requested.

Primary (Essential) Duties

  • Process accounts payable invoices
  • Key accounts receivable transactions
  • Import and enter weekly Ticketmaster receivable wire
  • Retain prior two months of electronically deposited checks
  • Maintain filing of payables, receivables, and expense reports
  • Assist with current and historic payment information, internally and externally
  • Print and mail/distribute weekly account payable checks
  • Submit weekly expense reports to payroll
  • Create and mail Suns/Mercury sponsorship billings
  • Manage spreadsheets and invoicing of Arena/Garage monthly parkers
  • Maintain spreadsheets, create, and mail monthly recurring receivables invoices

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Advance Excel skills, Microsoft Office
  • Great Plains experience a plus

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent experience preferred
  • 1-2 years of accounting experience

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:

  • Traditional business hours with occasional weekends, evenings, some holidays and some overtime to meet business needs

The physical demands 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.

This is not an all-inclusive document. Additional duties, expectations, demands, etc. may be added or changed to this document on an as-needed basis in order to meet organizational needs.

The Phoenix Suns are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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

1. Do you have 1-2 years of accounting experience?
2. Do you have experience with Great Plains?

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Senior Accountant - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

The Senior Accountant reports directly to the Accounting Manager. The position is responsible for month-end close functions, projects, consistent application of revenue recognition policies and procedures, including the reconciliation of revenue transactions, the deferral of revenue, and the recording of other liabilities for the team and arena. This position will have the responsibility of supporting all facets of our financial reporting process. It will also have to understand the elements needed for an effective internal control system. Technical accounting research and writing will also be a requirement of this position. We seek a candidate who demonstrates excellent teamwork skills, an aptitude for systems technology, and a willingness and expectation to partner with a rapidly evolving environment.

Key Responsibilities Areas (KRA’s):

• Responsible for recording journal entries and reconciling complex general ledger accounts.

• Record and reconcile NBA related income statement and balance sheet transactions.

• Develop and prepare accurate and timely ad-hoc analysis to explain financial results and variances for management.

• Reconcile sales transactions within the Companies’ revenue sub-ledgers, point-of-sale systems, and sales contracts to ensure accuracy of the data and integrity of revenue in the general ledger.

• Audit sales transactions to ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP and the Companies’ revenue recognition policy.

• Ensure the accuracy and timeliness of processing and reporting financial data.

• Assists with financial forecasting and budget preparation.

• Responsible for (our multiple) annual audit preparation and inquiries related, but not limited, to the primary functions of this role.

• Maintain internal control policies and procedures, including developing and enforcing standards.

• Maintain accounting principles, practices, policies and procedures to ensure U.S. GAAP compliance.

• Proactively identify risks and areas of improvement and make recommendations

• Serve as a mentor and resource for other department team members.

• Act as accounting lead on assigned projects and initiatives. This will include collaborating with various team members in gathering and documenting requirements (both accounting treatment and systems), reviewing results as well as monitoring implementation and issue resolution.

• Responsible for other duties, as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

• 6+ years of accounting experience, preferably including revenue accounting experience and multiple element arrangements.

• Ability to maintain confidence and protect the Companies’ financial information.

• Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of accounting best practices, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and FASB codification.

• Working understanding of internal control framework and a solid understanding of the concepts of control design and operational efficiency.

• Understand business drivers and their effect on financial results to ensure financial data are accurately reflected in the financial statements and analysis.

• A demonstrated history of solving multiple and complex business arrangements and accounting challenges.

• Proven experience in dealing with the evaluation of risk, analysis of possible outcomes, and making good decisions based on the information given.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to interact professionally with all levels of the organization.

• Strong time management skills, ability to work independently, balance multiple projects simultaneously, and act as primary owner of individual projects while incorporating an exceptional attention to detail.

• Ability to work under pressure, remain flexible in a fast paced, rapidly growing environment.

• Collaborative and customer service work style.

• Requires advanced Microsoft Excel skills as well as the ability to mine for, manipulate, and manage large amounts of data, including the ability to write algebraic expressions in Excel.

• Experience with Ticketmaster applications, Sage 100, Workday and TMSS time &attendance.

• Technical accounting research and writing.

• Ability to work overtime, nights and weekend.

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

1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. Please tell me about a complex project you were tasked with completing under a time deadline.
3. What have you done recently to become better at accounting?
4. Do you have any experience with Ticketmaster applications, Sage 100, Workday or TMSS time & attendance? If yes, please elaborate.
5. What are your salary expectations?

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Accounts Payable Manager - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Position Description:  This position is responsible for managing all Accounts Payable functions to ensure timely disbursements and accurate accounting.

  1. Manages Accounts Payable Process including - External Customer Vendor Relations and the AP disbursement group which handles all check disbursements, 1099 and tax related matters for ERP systems.

  2. Manages accounting functions including maintenance of general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and project accounting; ensures accuracy and timeliness.

  3. Develops, implements and maintains systems, procedures and policies, including accounts payable functions to ensure adherence to organization guidelines.

  4. Manages monthly closing of financial records and posting of month end information; ensures accuracy of financial statements.

  5. Provides accounting assistance to staff members; responds to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs.

  6. Acts as a liaison between the company, government and external accountants to meet information needs and to ensure that proper information is maintained for historical purposes.

  7. Manages A/P Staff

  8. Assist in coding and entering invoices, prepare voucher packets, mail checks, file backup

  9. Review vendor statements

  10. Provide historical research on prior expenditures as needed

  11. Assist with external audit process


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field preferred
  • Experience with SAGE/MAS 90 accounting system or equivalent
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook),
  • Seven or more years of accounting experience
  • One or more years of leadership experience included
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting principles and accounting software
  • Must have large ERP AP system experience, as well as 1099 filing experience
  • Strong personal computer and business solutions software skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting accountants, clients, and upper management
  • Good communication skills for communicating with support personnel and management
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good presentation skills for educating internal clients on accounting principles
  • Must have flexible schedule (weekends, nights, and holidays)

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

1. Why are you interested in this position?
2. Do you have any experience with SAGE/MAS 90 accounting system, Workday, or equivalent? If yes, please explain?
3. What are your salary requirements, be specific.

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