U.S. Soccer Federation

U.S. Soccer Federation

Manager, Finance - U.S. Soccer Federation (Chicago · IL)

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U.S. Soccer Overview
We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and by supporting members, impacting athletes, and serving fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team. 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.

Position Description 
As a contributing member within the Finance department, the Manager, Finance serves the organization's staff, department heads, senior leadership, and Federation members through financial planning, reporting, forecasting, analysis, and operations. This position supports the management and presentation of the annual budget to support the organization’s strategic objectives. The Manager, Finance oversees the organizations’ expense management platform, corporate credit card program, and travel-related invoice payment processes. This role performs data analysis and develops reports across several areas including federation/departmental financial performance, national team games, and travel & expenses, while assisting with projects and analysis as necessary.

Primary Responsibilities 
  • Manages the consolidation and reporting of the annual federation budget including department detail, summaries, while creating presentation decks and final budget report for BOD/Federation approval
  • Contributes to the preparation of quarterly forecasting for review and analysis with the CFO/COO and senior leadership
  • Maintains the expense reporting platform (Chrome River), including setting up and training new users, and technology integrations of financial systems that connect to the ERP, (Sage Intacct)
  • Oversees the federation’s corporate credit card program, including management of cards, supervising employee reconciliation process, and communication with credit card provider
  • Manages the company high-limit vendor credit card and assists with AP/AR processes as needed
  • Tracks and records federation grants (FIFA, Concacaf, USOPC etc.) to ensure proper usage of funds
  • Supports CFO/COO’s and Director, Finance and Operations’ initiatives to reduce variability and cost, drive operational efficiencies, make procurement decisions, and initiate system improvements
  • Analyzes financial trends and corporate activity for strategic decision making and forecasting while working with the strategy department on framework for U.S. Soccer’s five-year projections
  • Assists with Federation’s corporate travel program including management of Concur travel and relationship with Federation’s Travel Agency and Airline/Hotel partners
  • Retains in-depth knowledge of and maintains the federation’s financial chart of accounts
  • Supports special projects and additional analysis as required
Minimum Qualifications 
  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business
  • Minimum 4-5 years of finance or accounting experience with demonstrated performance
  • Prior industry experience in financial planning, budgeting, analysis
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office products with advanced skills in Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with ERP (Sage Intacct, SAP, Oracle, NetSuite, MIP, etc.) and reporting systems required
  • Strong understanding of bookkeeping and accounting principles
  • Exceptional attention to detail, analytical & time management skills and ability to prioritize workflow
  • Ability to deliver high quality work and execute under pressure and deadlines
  • Strong verbal, written and in-person communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
Desired Qualifications 
  • Advanced experience with various financial and technology software including but not limited to Chrome River, Concur, Stripe, Adobe, HRIS, ERP systems
  • Prior experience working at either a non-for-profit, sporting organization, financial services, or public accounting firm
  • Proficient abilities using technology programs, data science, and introduction to coding is a plus
  • Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings & weekends on an ad-hoc basis
  • Passion for soccer is a plus
Working at U.S. Soccer is a unique opportunity. Employees who work at U.S. Soccer have the following attributes: 
  • Adopt a company centric approach—Serve the Athlete and the Fan
  • Embrace and see learning as a lifelong pursuit 
  • Possess a growth mindset—keeps an open mind and seeks new      challenges 
  • Practice self-assessment and self-reflection
  • Open to criticism and does not make excuses
  • Possess a tireless work ethic
  • Wants to be part of a team that wins
  • Has the ability to be firm but fair 
  • Communicate in a direct, open and honest manner
  • Build relationships through genuine interpersonal skills 
COVID-19 Vaccination
  • U.S. Soccer has mandated the Covid-19 vaccine and is requiring all staff to be fully vaccinated at the start of employment

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.