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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Senior Accountant - LA Clippers (Los Angeles, CA)

Job Summary

The Senior Accountant will assist the Controller with the development, interpretation, and implementation of complex financial and accounting concepts, reports, techniques for financial planning and internal controls, and maintenance of the general ledger.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

·         Interprets financial policies, accounting theory, or financial regulations.

·         Performs account reconciliations.

·         Makes entries to general ledger accounting system and perform account analysis on general ledger accounts.

·         Assists with the Financial Statement and League mandated audits as well as any other external examinations that may occur during the year.

·         Supports key aspects of the annual audits (Team, Foundation, BRI/CFS, etc.), including preparation of audit schedules and compiling records.

·         Stays current with FASB and its relevant pronouncements.

·         Analyzes financial information to determine past, present, and future financial performance.

·         Identifies trends and recommends improvements.

·         Makes recommendations to management relative to cost savings or profit generation and profitability improvement strategies.

·         Assists with ongoing improvement initiatives as related to the accounting, payroll, and financial reporting systems.

·         Assists in developing and improving accounting processes and internal controls.

·         Performs other duties as required.

Characteristics / Qualifications

·         Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics. CPA license required.

·         Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in public accounting. 

·         Previous Big 4 experience strongly preferred.

·         Previous experience in sports or entertainment preferred.

·         Understanding of GAAP accounting principles, practices, and associated computer systems and interfaces.

·         Experience with SOX 404 and a working knowledge of internal controls.

·         Experience in analyzing business performance and developing financial plans.

·         Must be well organized, able to multi-task, and detail-oriented.

·         Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially in MS Excel or comparable complex spreadsheets.

·         Sound judgment and decision making skills.

·         High level of personal integrity and professional ethics.

·         Flexible and adaptable to changing business conditions.

·         Demonstrated dedication with the ability to oversee projects from origin through execution.

·         Willingness to learn and should be able to flourish in a high growth, dynamic environment.

·         Effective communication skills, both oral and written.

·         Self-starter and entrepreneurial spirit with hands-on approach towards business.


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

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for assisting in collecting, recording and disseminating accounting and financial information and reports.  



 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare bank reconciliations;
  • Reconcile various general ledger accounts, including balance sheet, revenue and expense accounts;
  • Prepare and record adjusting journal entries;
  • Prepare charter manifest;
  • Breakdown cash receipts from ticket sales;
  • Assist in disseminating financial reports;
  • Assist with monitoring cash flows and cash balances;
  • Assist with all audits;
  • Provide information to various departments as requested;
  • Key invoices into accounts payable;
  • Responsible for recording all credit card transactions as well as preparation of weekly credit card analysis;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience & Abilities

Essential:

  • Associates Accounting degree or equivalent experience;
  • 1-2 years of accounting and general ledger experience;
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Extensive computer knowledge, including MS Excel, Word and Outlook;
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and collaboratively with non-financial colleagues;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment;
  • High sense of integrity and confidentiality.

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field;
  • 3+ years of accounting and general ledger experience;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains accounting system.

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. What is your highest level of education completed?
4. What is your current salary?
5. What are your salary requirements?


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Finance: CFO
VP, Finance - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

The Vice President, Finance provides leadership and expertise to the organization in the areas of accounting, finance, taxation and related areas including being heavily involved with the planning and managing of all revenue streams and expense obligations.  Working closely with senior management and the ownership, leads the organization in meeting all financial objectives and the safeguarding of all assets.
 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing the activities of the Finance Department for the accurate and timely completion of month end close procedures, including managing the staff and implementing best practices to facilitate the process and continuously improve;
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting. As part of the quarterly reporting, an in depth review and forecast will be performed in conjunction with departments and various management;
  • Perform in depth financial cash flow analysis and report periodically with management. The cash flow analysis will include application of budgeting and forecast changes on both a short term and long term basis;
  • Manage the tax preparation process with external tax preparer and ensure tax filings are reported in line with ownership expectations. Tax preparation includes distribution and communication with over 20 ownership entities;
  • Responsible for establishing and ensuring accounting policies are in accordance with GAAP and industry best practices;
  • Ensure proper controls are established in relation to financial transactions and safeguarding of assets. Controls include proper reconciliations performed for all financial accounts and in depth understanding of the ticketing and CRM systems utilized by the company for accounting purposes;
  • Participate in the growth of the company analytics through partnering with the departments on information sharing, financial perspectives and identification of company operational opportunities;
  • Performs treasury responsibilities such as loan agreement management including preparation of quarterly and annual compliance reports;
  • Ensure proper settlement of shows, concerts, events, etc.; Review deal structures and monthly event schedules with Arena Operations;
  • Assure federal, state and local tax compliance to assure the accurate and timely completion of all tax filings and payments;
  • Oversee the activities of the Finance Department to ensure the accurate and timely management of all Accounts Payable components including vendor and travel related disbursements;
  • Manage the payroll function of the company, including reviews of state and local tax calculations for players and basketball staff, league benefit reporting and application to the general ledger;
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly and adhoc reports for ownership and executive management team;
  • Reviews reports to the NBA including BRI, CFS and STAR. Involved in all reporting to the NBA as it relates to financial approval and inquiry from the league;
  • Completion of all audits including financial, BRI, CFS/Revenue Sharing and taxing authorities;
  • Handle all company liability insurance and requirements, including league and player related exposures;
  • Liaise between the City/County Sports Authority and the organization on capital expenditure requirements, funding expectations and future operations of the agreement;
  • Primary point of contact for all banking relationships and in charge of oversight to the company credit card program;
  • Engage in vendor and third party operations as part of the company’s oversight and approval responsibilities;
  • Communicates funding requirements and any revisions to parent company;
  • Responsible for hiring, career development, coaching and recognition and retention of staff;
  • Check signing authority;
  • Other duties as assigned;

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities 

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related business field required; CPA and/or Master’s degree in finance/accounting strongly preferred;
  • Fifteen years of progressively responsible accounting and auditing experience;
  • Six to Eight years of experience in creating and interpreting complex financial data; Expert knowledge of GAAP;
  • Five to Seven years of experience supervising and leading senior level accounting staff;
  • Knowledge of Great Plains General Ledger Accounting System & ADP Payroll System is strongly preferred;
  • Hands on professional, who can work and manage staff effectively in a fast paced environment;
  • Strong technical accounting and financial control & reporting experience;
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills with superior attention to detail;
  • Extensive computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet;
  • Ability to prioritize and handle conflicting deadlines;
  • Working knowledge of a professional sports organization is preferred.

 

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 a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or a related field of study?
4. Do you have your CPA designation and/or Master's degree in accounting or finance?
5. How many years of experience do you have working with Great Plains General Ledger Accounting System & ADP Payroll System?
6. How many years of auditing experience do you possess?
7. What is your current salary?
8. What are your salary requirements?


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Sr. Accountant I - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

The Senior Accountant I assists in the day-to-day accounting needs for all operations of the organization and provides financial support to all departments as needed.



 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain balance sheet, revenue & expense account reconciliations;
  • Maintains and balances subsidiary accounts by verifying, posting, reconciling transactions; resolving discrepancies;
  • Reviews monthly P&L accounts as assigned;
  • Prepare journal entries as needed;
  • Provide financial support to all departments;
  • Assist in reporting to NBA;
  • Prepare various tax returns and regulatory reporting
  • Assist with all audits;
  • Prepare ACH & wire transfer requests;
  • Assist in preparation of monthly financial statements;
  • Protects organization’s value by keeping information confidential;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Skills, Experience & Abilities

 Essential:

  • Bachelors of Science in Accounting degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
  • Three - five years of accounting and/or financial experience;
  • Willing to work 45-50 hours per week on average;
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends;
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Extensive computer knowledge, including MS Excel, Word and Outlook;
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and collaboratively with non-financial colleagues;
  • Possess a mind-set to utilize technology to increase efficiencies.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and take on new tasks with medium to high level of difficulty;
  • Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment
  • High sense of integrity and confidentiality;
  • Local Candidates Only

 Preferred:

  • Five – seven years of accounting experience;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains;
  • Knowledge of Ticketmaster and Archtics ticketing system.

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. What is your highest level of education completed?
4. What is your current salary?
5. What are your salary requirements?


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Payroll Administrator - Sacramento Kings (Sacramento, CA)

Capsule Position Description: The Payroll Administrator is primarily responsible for supporting the business by developing, maintaining, and assisting the efficient function of the Payroll department and its Team Members.

Key Responsibility Areas (KRA’s):

·         Maintain the payroll function by coordinating with internal customers, vendors and management.

·         Performs a wide variety of record keeping and payroll processing activities, including maintaining related records, processing voluntary deduction reports, processing involuntary deductions such as levies and garnishments, detailed documenting, and processing terminations.

·         Duties include importing and auditing timekeeping records in TMSS. 

·         Reconciling payroll related accounts.

·         Payroll processing will include importing from external programs, auditing, and allocations. 

·         Proficient in payroll and monthly journal entries. 

·         Review union contracts, to administer dues, annual changes, and accruals. 

Key Competency Areas (KCA’S):

The individual in this position is expected to demonstrate appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes in the following areas:

·         Service Orientation – Committed to providing world-class service to internal and external customers.  Dedicated to creating WOW! moments by exceeding the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.  Acts with customers in mind and establishes effective relations with customers and co-workers.  Works collaboratively with others to accomplish objectives.  Generates solutions which generally benefit all involved parties.  Contributes to team synergy by working as a productive member of the team and demonstrating respect, trust and confidence.

·         Achieves Excellent Results – Completes tasks at a high level, reflecting quality and attention to detail at every stage – from inception, to planning, to execution.  Anticipates problems and opportunities; takes initiative in determining what needs to be done; follows through to completion.  Demonstrates the value of innovation through creative problem-solving and innovative thinking.  Understands and demonstrates commitment to the principle that WOW! is the Only Standard.

·         Business Professionalism – Demonstrates the value of integrity by behaving in accordance with the highest standards of honesty, truthfulness, ethics and fair dealing.  Demonstrates the appropriate level of proficiency in the principles and practices of one’s positions and department.  Demonstrates the technical and analytical expertise needed to excel in the job.  Exhibits strong decision making skills.

·         Adaptability and Openness – Adjusts planned work by gathering relevant information and applying critical thinking to address multiple demands and competing priorities in a changing environment.  Identifies problems, practices good judgment, and confers with appropriate teammates, if necessary, to resolve them.  Open to changes and new innovations and works to ensure the success of such changes and innovations.  Eagerness to break new ground and pursue continuous improvement.

Technical Expertise:

·         Must have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of progressive payroll work experience.

·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting preferred.

·         CPP certification preferred.

·         Experience with Ceridian, Workday, Sage 100 (MAS90), and TMSS time and attendance systems preferred.

·         Ability to maintain confidence and protect Human Resources/Payroll information.

·         Candidate must be detail oriented and have the ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced high complex and deadline oriented environment.

·         Comprehensive understanding and prior experience with design and implementation of payroll processes and systems, internal controls, and risk mitigation.

·         Effectively handle multiple concurrent large projects.

·         Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of payroll best practices, payroll regulations (FLSA), multi-state wage/tax law, and record keeping/administration required.

·         Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

·         Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

·         Experience resolving complex payroll matters, evaluating risks, analyzing possible outcomes and making good decisions based on the information available.

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

·         Fundamental knowledge of taxable and non-taxable expenses.

·         Ability to work independently and balance multiple projects and processes simultaneously.

·         Experience in fast-paced, rapidly growing environments.

·         Collaborative and customer-service focused work style.

·         Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Excel and Word software applications. Excellent in excel.  Able to perform pivot tables.

·         Requires 3-5 years of related experience. FPC designation preferred

·         Experience implementing policy and training.

·         Capable of working extended hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays as necessary.

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. Describe your experience with processing payroll.
3. What are your salary requirements, be specific?


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Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
Director of Financial Planning - San Antonio Spurs (San Antonio, Tx)

The Director of Financial Planning services all budgeting, forecasting and financial needs for all SS&E Franchises, to include but not limited to the Spurs, Stars, Rampage, AT&T Center, Austin Spurs and USL Soccer.  This position is responsible for providing timely financial data for the use of management, investors and taxing authorities.  A successful candidate will employ budgeting and cost controls accounting practices by using collaboration and relationship building techniques to acclimate to the culture of SS&E.  They are responsible for developing forecasts for proposed projects, measuring actual performance against operating plans and standards and interpreting the results of operations. Overall, this position will supervise and develop a team of accounting and payroll professionals within the department and be accountable for ensuring company accounting procedures conform with generally accepted accounting principles.

In every position, each employee is expected to: Demonstrate Alignment with SS&E’s Core Values and Mission, Collaborate with Internal/External Family Members and Demonstrate Ongoing Development.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage accounting and payroll staff as it relates to professional growth and development; while monitoring and assessing their work performance and providing consistent support and feedback.
  • Manage and oversee the consistent and successful preparation and review of the annual budget process for all SS&E Franchises.
  • Certify, approve and sign all payment transactions to include, but not limited to staff payroll, checks to vendors for all SS&E Franchises, etc.  Oversee the management of the payroll processes, compliance and approval of check distribution.
  • Oversee the preparation of annual consolidated financial statements for the year-end audit.
  • Manage strategic financial projects including negotiating contracts and performing analysis of revenue generating and expense reducing opportunities.
  • Manage the preparation of consolidated cash flow projections and monthly consolidated forecast reports for the leadership team.
  • Review all league reporting packages and any other special league requests for the SS&E Franchises.
  • Other Duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • 5-7 years direct financial experience, to include general ledger acumen.
  • An advanced degree or certification such as CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Power Point and other computer skills required
  • 3-5 years experience in a CRM system and/or Great Plains or general accounting software system. Combined experience with any of the software listed will be acceptable.
  • 3-5 years experience managing and leading a team of financial professionals.
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Ability to collaborate and work in a dynamic team environment with all levels in the organization
  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information.
  • Must be able to prioritize work when given multiple projects.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate poise, tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to stand/sit/ for long periods of time.
  • Ability to work in an office work environment and spend 75% of time in office setting.

*SS&E is an Equal Opportunity Employer*

 

Nothing contained in this job description is intended to be a contract of employment, nor does any information contained herein represent a guarantee of employment for a specific duration. Your employment with SS&E is “at will”, which means that either you or SS&E may terminate the relationship at any time.

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

1. Are you willing to relocate?
2. Are you willing to work a flexible work schedule to include nights, weekends, and/or holidays?
3. Describe a time when you went above and beyond your normal job responsibilities?
4. How many years of relevant work experience do you hold?
5. What is your highest level of education?
6. Do you possess 3-5 years experience managing full time staff members or a department?


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