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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
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

M/F/D/V

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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