Seattle Kraken

Seattle Kraken

Senior Accounting Manager

Seattle Kraken - Senior
Seattle · WA
Accounting and Finance: Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable/Purchasing
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Position:                                            Senior Accounting Manager

Department:                                    Finance

Reporting To:                                   VP of Finance


Our Purpose:

We are building a championship organization that serves our fans, community and business partners through world class sports and entertainment. We believe that Winning Matters, our Fans come first, with risk comes reward, great teams can achieve unimaginable results, honoring the Pacific Northwest is our duty and driving the business is our responsibility.


Since the team was awarded in 2018 through to our first puck drop in 2021, the Kraken brand has become one of the most recognized and beloved in the NHL. Playing at Climate Pledge Arena, the most sustainable arena in the world, we want to provide a memorable experience every night and make fans for life. Our joint foundation, One Roof Foundation aims to advance equity and sustainability by increasing opportunities to thrive for our most vulnerable young people and communities.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Hiring:

The Seattle Kraken aspire to write a new playbook in sports and entertainment that includes everyone. In alignment with this vision, if you don’t meet every job requirement listed—or if you haven’t played ice hockey before or are still learning about the sport—we still encourage you to apply. We understand you may bring other relevant experiences and expertise to help us become the highest performance organization we can be. One of our core values is ‘Make Us Better’ and we recognize diversity, equity and inclusion as a critical business strategy.

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Position Summary:

The Seattle Kraken are seeking a Senior Accounting Manager who is proactive, driven, curious, and passionate about pursuing a career in the sports industry. The ideal candidate will have the desire to apply accounting and finance knowledge acquired through prior roles to the unique challenges of a professional sports franchise. This position will report directly to the VP of Finance and will support a variety of accounting and finance related efforts, including but not limited to the following:


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Development and maintenance of accounting policies, procedures, and checklists.
  • Prepare and review journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Assist the VP of Finance with the annual GAAP audit and timely financials, as well as various financial reports.
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Oversee the revenue and expense recognition process so that it follows contract terms.
  • Assist with preparing the budget and financial forecasts including League reporting for Hockey Related Revenue
  • Recruit and mentor team of accounting personnel, helping guide their professional development.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop efficient reporting strategies including automation and simplification of accounting and reporting processes.
  • Maintain good attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties


Required Experience & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; MBA/CPA a plus
  • 6+ years’ relevant work experience including in public accounting and/or financial planning and analysis preferred
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel; experience with Microsoft Dynamics 365 (Accounting Software), Concur (AP & Expense Platform), and/or Archtics (Ticketing Software) a plus
  • Experience building budgets, forecasts, and financial models
  • Knowledge of sports business or prior industry experience
  • Ability to learn quickly, open to change, and enjoy the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
  • Strong organizational skills, great attention to detail, ability to communicate and collaborate with varying levels of employees and management
  • A high degree of personal integrity and consistently put the interests of the organization first. 
  • Must be a fierce communicator and cross-organizational collaborator. 


Total Rewards Package:
  • Compensation:
    • In accordance with Washington’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act, the starting salary range for this role is $105,000 to $120,000. The full salary band for this level is $105,000 - $135,000. Actual base pay will depend on employee’s experience and other job-related factors permitted by law.
  • Bonus eligibility
  • Monthly cell phone stipend
Benefits & Perks:
  • Company-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance, including premiums for eligible dependents enrolled in the plans.
  • Company-paid life insurance and short- & long-term disability insurance
  • Company-paid employee assistance program and Headspace subscription
  • Flexible spending accounts and voluntary accident, critical illness, and hospital indemnity insurance available
  • Company-paid Orca card
  • 401k (pre-tax and Roth) with Company match up to 4%
  • 10 vacation days, 3 personal holidays, and accrued sick
  • Minimum 10 paid holidays per year
  • Paid parental leave
  • Kraken ticket stipend and employee only pre-sale opportunities to non-Kraken events
  • Discounts at the Kraken Team Stores, Kraken Community Iceplex, 32 Bar & Grill, and other partners.
  • Company-wide recognition platform
  • Corporate office located at the Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate; within walking distance of the Northgate Light Rail Station and Northgate Transit Center; free parking.


Working Conditions:
  • Based on-site in our Seattle office and requires work to be performed in
  • Minimal Travel (<10% travel): May be required to Trips may require air travel and/or overnight stay away from home for one or more nights.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
  • Frequent bending, lifting 15-20 pounds, sitting, exposure to multiple external elements, extensive walking through the building including inclines and stairs.



Seattle Hockey Partners, LLC and Seattle Arena Company, LLC are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We do not discriminate on basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.