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Accounting and Finance: Financial/Data Analyst
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For more than 20 years, AEG has played a pivotal role in transforming sports and live entertainment. Annually, we host more than 160 million guests, promote more than 10,000 shows and present more than 22,000 events around the world. We are committed to innovation, artistry, and community, and leverage the power of our 300+ venues, leading sports franchises, marquee music brands, integrated entertainment districts, premier ticketing platform and global sponsorship activations, to create memorable moments that give the world reason to cheer. 

About Arena 
Since its November 1999 Grand Opening, the AEG owned, and operated Arena has set industry standards for world-class sports and entertainment events and an unrivaled commitment to delivering to its fans best-in-class quality of service and a guest experience second to none.   As the home of four professional sports franchises – the NBA’s Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers, the NHL’s LA Kings and the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks – the downtown Los Angeles arena has proven to be a home court advantage for the local teams who have earned nine championships since moving to the L.A. LIVE adjacent venue. For more than 23 years, the iconic sports and entertainment showplace has continued to distinguish itself as the host of numerous major, high-profile events of national and international distinction including the 2004, 2011 & 2018 NBA All-Star Games, 2002 & 2017 NHL All-Star Games, 2000 Democratic National Convention, 2009 World Figure Skating Championships and 20 of the last 22 GRAMMY Awards shows. Arena has also been marked with performances and special events that brought international stature to the award-winning venue including concerts starring Taylor Swift, Beyoncé, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Usher, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Keith Urban, Roger Waters, Britney Spears, Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar, Michael Bublé, Carrie Underwood and Justin Timberlake, as well as world championship boxing, family shows and special events. 

Position Summary:

The Director of Accounting will oversee the finance and accounting functions of the Arena and Microsoft Theater Finance department. Responsibilities include supervising department staff, monitoring the monthly close process, assisting with monthly financial statement preparation, preparing budget reports, and a variety of other financial reports. These responsibilities and tasks will be coordinated with and overseen by the organization's Vice President of Accounting. 

Essential Functions:


  • Manage the month-end and year-end closing process.
  • Monitor department progress toward meeting various deadlines.
  • Manage/maintain internal controls and compliance in Accounts Payable/Receivable, and Box Office/Ticketing. Maintain compliance for tax reporting purposes.
  • Supervise the process of recording manual journal entries and oversee various finance-related processes (fixed assets, payroll, etc.) to ensure accounting records are complete and accurate. 
  • Review and/or prepare account reconciliations and other analyses as needed.  Ensure department policies & procedures are followed. 


  • Prepare and/or review financial statements, budget reports, and event flash reports in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Maintain budgeting and forecasting including, but not limited to, operating budget, monthly forecasting, capital budget, and cash flow analysis.
  • Prepare other financial reports and analyses as requested.
  • Work with outside auditors to complete the annual audit and issue audited financial statements.


  • Partner with HR and the Payroll Department to ensure payroll is processed and recorded accurately.
  • Assist Vice President of Finance and other facility personnel as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum education level of: Bachelor of Arts/Sciences Degree (4-year) in Business Management (Accounting, Finance or related area preferred)
  • Minimum of 8 years related experience in accounting and/or finance
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Outlook) and SharePoint
  • Experience with accounting software system (JDE a plus)
  • Experience working with multiple companies/legal entities and ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Experience preparing financial statements, forecasts, and budgets
  • Experience and desire to lead, develop, and coach team members to advance their skills and knowledge
  • Ability to read, listen, and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees from clerical to executive as well as with external contacts
  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Must have strong technical and general accounting experience and knowledge from both a detailed and big-picture vantage point
  • Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and with various team members and complete duties and projects with little direct supervision
  • Must have excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Must be able to work weekends, evenings, and holidays, as needed. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the facilities/arena management industry strongly preferred

AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.

AEG is committed to developing a diverse workforce reflective of the marketplace and the communities in which we do business. We believe a diverse workforce is not merely an advantage; it is mandatory for any company to be successful in today's business climate.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00)