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Staff Accountant - Columbus Crew SC (Columbus, OH)

Columbus Crew SC Overview
Columbus Crew SC (Soccer Club) is the first club in Major League Soccer and in 2015, Crew SC was crowned MLS Eastern Conference Champions in the organization’s 20th season. Owned and operated by Precourt Sports Ventures (PSV), it won its first MLS Cup championship in 2008 and also won the 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup as well as MLS Supporters’ Shield titles in 2004, 2008 and 2009. The 2017 campaign is the Black & Gold’s 19th season at historic MAPFRE Stadium -- the first soccer-specific stadium in the United States – where the club set single-season sellout records and hosted the 2015 MLS Cup. The club was purchased by PSV on July 29, 2013 as part of the privately held investment and management firm’s sports and entertainment business enterprise.

Description

Columbus Crew SC is seeking a Staff Accountant to be responsible for working with each department for the Team, Stadium and Crew Youth entities.  This position will be responsible for assisting with management of General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, and Accounts Payable functions.

The position is based in Columbus, Ohio and reports to the Director of Finance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage and control payables for 3 companies
  • Monthly bank reconciliations
  • Input and reconcile General Ledger activity
  • Assist with monthly reporting
  • Assist with daily banking and cash needs
  • Prepare documentation for external auditors
  • Other duties as assigned, including day of match responsibilities

Required skills, experience & abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Accounting or Finance major preferred
  • At least one year of experience in accounting environment
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal supervision
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Willingness to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with Microsoft Great Plains preferred



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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. The club will hire an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented individual to assist in a myriad of accounting activities including, but not limited to, accounts payable maintenance, customer invoicing, journal entry processing, assisting in the month-endclose process and annual 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

  • Ensure employee compliance with company expenditures policies

  • Bank reconciliations and cash flow forecasts

  • Prepare and post monthly closing journal entries

  • Accounts receivable processing and monitoring

  • Monitor company credit card expenditures

  • Identify and research budget variances

  • Monthly and annual state compliance filings, includingDC Sales & Use tax

  • Assist with MLS League Reporting

  • Assist with annual financial statement audits

  • Annual generation of 1099s

  • Ad hoc projects

 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor degree in accountancy or related business degree

  • Solid foundation in U.S. generally accepted accounting principles

  • Strong Excel skills including pivot tables and advanced formulas

  • Experience using Microsoft Dynamics or SAP strongly preferred

  • Strong communication, attention to detail, time management and organizational skills required

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

  • Strong ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

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

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

  • Ability to take initiative, work on a team and work independently

  • Discretion in handling confidential materials

  • 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

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

1. Have you ever used Microsoft Dynamics? Y/N
2. Are you proficient in creating and using pivot tables? Y/N
3. A cover letter is required, can you provide one? Y/N If Y then submit along with your application.


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