Senior Staff Accountant - Legends (New York · NY)

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Founded in 2008, Legends is a premium experiences company with six divisions operating worldwide – Global Planning, Global Sales, Global Partnerships, Hospitality, Global Merchandise, and Global Technology Solutions – offering clients and partners a 360-degree data and analytics fueled service solution platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment. For more information, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @TheLegendsWay.


We believe that exceptional venue experiences should extend beyond game day and show time. From five-star feasts and craft cocktails to local eats and sizzling chef-inspired creations, we are renowned for our exceptional dining experiences. Our fresh, creative cuisine is just the beginning. We strive to delight guests at every turn: candy walls, in-house bakeshops and a warm welcome at every turn.


The Senior Accountant will process and evaluate accounting data through reconciliations and analysis of general ledger activity to ensure accuracy on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to satisfy internal and external reporting requirements. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Preparation of journal entries to record payroll, payroll related accruals and other benefit related expense;
  • Responsible for monthly review of total compensation cost inclusive of benefits;
  • Analyze general ledger activity and make adjustments when necessary;
  • Complete balance sheet account reconciliations in accordance with established policy;
  • Assist in the timely maintenance of Concur for travel and entertainment expense and related expense report review and processing;
  • Assist field and corporate finance personnel with questions regarding departmental expenses;
  • Collaborate with other Finance teams to share information on new activity, unusual trends or other fluctuations in accounting data; and
  • Ad-hoc analysis of various accounts with comparisons to prior year or budget as necessary
  • You’ll collaborate with venue finance and accounting personnel to continuously improve processes and transitions of work. 
  • Our ideal candidate will have a solid accounting background with experience in the hospitality industry.
  • These functions may include, but are not limited to, establishing and maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures, preparing/overseeing the preparation and evaluation of daily, weekly, and monthly financial operating reports and presenting findings and recommendations to Senior Management.


To perform this job successfully, the candidate must be able to perform each essential duty above at the highest levels. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university
  • 4+ years of experience in accounting and/or financial management
  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel (can perform complex functions)
  • Working Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics a plus
  • Experience with payroll accounting and/or Ultipro (UKG) payroll a plus
  • Experience with Concur systems for expense reports a plus
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and Outlook is required.
  • Strong attention to detail required
  • Be a business partner with other departments ensuring financial success of the venue
  • Solid Management, motivational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • A positive, upbeat and professional attitude and strong work ethic
  • You must be self-motivated and a team player
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn and take on new tasks
  • Superb verbal/written communications and organizational skills  


Competitive salary $100,000 - $120,000, commensurate with experience, and a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 401k plan.


Location: On Site

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, hear; use hands to finger, and handle controls. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand, walk, and stoop. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Legends is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or genetic information.