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Position Profile: Senior Accountant  
Department: Finance
Reports to: Controller
Supervises: N/A
Status: Full-Time, Exempt

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Prepare and record journal entries that facilitate the monthly close process.
  • Assist in annual financial statement audit and AUP process.
  • Serve as a backup for key accounting processes.  
  • Perform an annual analysis of the Club’s revenue streams and contracts to ensure proper accounting consistent with ASC 606 (Revenue Recognition).
  • Manage the Club’s lease agreements and properly account for the leases under the new standard.
  • Effectively utilize IT systems to improve the efficiency of the finance department. 
  • Review budget vs. actual reports to ensure expenses are managed and recorded in the correct department/expense account.
  • Monitor departmental expenses and meet with department heads periodically to discuss variances.  
  • Monitor the Club’s Finance IT systems to ensure internal controls are in place over service provider software via review of service provide SOC reports.  
  • Monitor compliance with select Club/NLF policies.
  • Monitor and reconcile revenue and expenses related to Corporate Events.
  • Assist in the accounting of revenue and expenses related to Special Events (concerts, college football games, etc…)
  • Reconcile certain GL accounts and maintain account information within the Club’s account reconciliation software.
  • Maintain the Club’s debt information including quarterly certifications.
  • Assist the Controller to maintain the Corporate Governance documents.
  • Assist the Controller to maintain player salary expense records.
  • Assist the Controller and Director of Strategy and Analytics with League requested projections.  
  • Assist the Controller with risk management processes including but not limited to organizing and maintain insurance information.  
  • Implement process improvements as needed, including but not limited to internal controls.  
  • As needed, develop and/or update finance and accounting policies for the Club’s Finance Department.  
  • Assist with the Club’s 50/50 raffle (includes game day responsibilities)

COMPETENCIES:
  • Accounting knowledge—the ability to research and implement new accounting pronouncements. 
  • Ability to learn and utilize Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains or other ERP system.  
  • Analytical Skills – Synthesize information; uses intuition and experience to complement data.  
  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner. 
  • Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills. 
  • Written and oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification. Writes clearly and informatively.
  • Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity. Meets challenges with resourcefulness.
  • Motivation – Demonstrates excellent personal motivation and enthusiasm. Shows persistence and overcomes obstacles. 
  • Values the importance of accuracy and maintains organized files/documentation.  

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED (EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS):
  • 3-5 years of public accounting experience
  • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains system experience (preferred but not required)
  • Proficient in report building/generation
  • High level of analytical analysis ability
  • Ability to research and implement generally accepted accounting principles
  • Ability to identify and remediate internal control deficiencies
  • Proficient written and oral communication skills