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Manager, Accounting and Financial Reporting with FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in West Palm Beach, FL

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Manager, Accounting and Financial Reporting 
Department:      Finance
Supervisor:         General Manager, FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches - Spring Training
Classification:    Full Time/Exempt

This position oversees and/or administers the day-to-day finance operations including accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting (including capital), financial planning as well as compliance. Duties include the financial management and financial planning for the spring training facility year-round operations, working with the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals regarding coordination of financial activities during spring training and assisting in the maximization of profit opportunities at the facility complex. The Manager must be comfortable exercising initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Functions:
  • Along with executive management team, ensures the financial and accounting systems and procedures are in place to support the year-round operation of the facility as a standalone enterprise. 
  • Ensures financial controls are established and followed for the enterprise including receipt of revenue, costs, budget management and actual expenditures.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring and enforcing internal controls.
  • Oversees all financial and event accounting and ensures expenditures are consistently aligned with operational, capital or event budgets.
  • Prepares or coordinates preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, bank reconciliations, ticketing system reconciliations, concession audits and other analysis required to ensure accurate recording of all financial activities.
  • Prepares analysis of Sponsorship revenue contracts
  • Maintains accounting of individual capital accounts for the Members of HW
    • Oversees the coordination and activities of independent auditors, ensuring audit findings and recommendations are addressed, as well as tax return preparers.
    • Works with HW team to coordinate preparation of and maintenance the annual operating and capital budget for review and approval by the General Manager and the members of HW Spring Training Complex, LLC.
  • Prepares monthly budget to actual reports for the General Manger and the members of the HW Spring Training Complex, LLC. Identifies benchmarks for measuring the financial and operating performance of the facility and each event.
  • Prepares financial analysis for contract negotiations to assist with event decisions.
  • Prepares and files monthly / annual tax filings including but not limited to: 
    • Sales tax returns on ticket and other sales at the stadium 
    • Use tax returns for out of state purchases 
    • County personal property tax return 
    • 1099’s 
    • Payroll tax returns 
  • Prepares daily event reporting during the Spring Training Season. 
  • Maintains records required by County relating to the ballpark facility and its assets.
Position is hands on and includes transaction level processing, reconciliations, preparation of financial statements and tax filings, and facility insurance administration. Individual specific tasks may be considered for outsourcing to independent bookkeeper or performed by part-time HW accounting staff if such resources are included in the operating budget.

Qualifications: Required Competencies & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance or closely related field and 7+ years progressively responsible experience in Finance/Accounting (CPA preferred).
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze data, identify trends and opportunities and effectively communicate interpretations across all levels.
  • Ability to develop short- and long-term business plans, including budgets, forecasts and profitability analysis.
  • Demonstrated management ability.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Knowledge of baseball stadium facility operations.
  • Flexible schedule to work after normal business hours including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Position may require non-traditional hours and overtime.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Shared oversight of the Administrative Assistant to the General Manager and Directors.
  • Possible oversight of temporary, part-time, or outsourced staff. 

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