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Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
Controller - Memphis Grizzlies (Memphis, TN)

Position Purpose

The Controller manages the league level and business operating departments from a financial perspective and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Finance department.  The Controller also provides financial support to Executives, Vice-Presidents and Directors.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Handles all league level audits including BRI, CFS, and assists with the financial and tax audits;

  • Oversees revenue recognition and invoicing of corporate sponsor contracts;

  • Assists with projections and reports related to NBA revenue sharing;

  • Prepares required reports for NBA;

  • Updates quarterly league level reporting CFS projections for league office;

  • Provides forecast management, including monthly operating department reviews and projections; prepares forecasts/projections as required;

  • Assists with the annual budget process including revenue, expense, balance sheet and cash flow and manages annual budget with department heads including preparation of revisions and final budget;

  • Performs compliance responsibilities including preparation of reports related to financing agreement requirements and government agencies;

  • Reviews monthly financial statements and reconciliations;

  • Prepares annual tax package for partners returns and coordinates review of information, extensions and filings with accounting firm;

  • Provides financial support to departments, as required;

  • Manages the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department;

  • Reconciles balance sheet and income statement accounts as required;

  • Assist in management of accounting software (fiscal and calendar year-end procedures);

  • Ensures adherence to GAAP, appropriate internal controls are in place and policies and procedures are being met;

  • Hires, coaches, mentors and supervises Finance staff;

  • Check signing authority;

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills, Experience & Abilities

Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university in accounting

  • Seven years of experience at a professional accounting level;

  • Four years of experience supervising and leading middle level accounting staff;

  • Superior attention to detail and organizational skills;

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively and collaboratively with non-financial colleagues;

  • Possess a mind-set to utilize technology to increase efficiencies;

  • Willingness to work nights, weekends and holidays;

  • Extensive computer knowledge, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook and accounting applications;

  • Ability to prioritize and handle conflicting deadlines;

  • Ability to liaise with high profile clientele

    Preferred:

  • Ten years of experience at a professional accounting level;

  • Six years of experience supervising and leading middle level accounting staff;

  • Professional accounting designation;

  • Working knowledge of professional sports from a financial perspective;

  • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains experience


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