Director, Accounting - Philadelphia Union (Chester · PA)

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ABOUT OUR COMPANY
Philadelphia was awarded the 16th Major League Soccer franchise in February, 2008 and the team was officially announced as the Philadelphia Union in May, 2009.  Owned and operated by Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC (“KSE”), the group launched the Philadelphia Union's inaugural season in 2010 and opened what is now Subaru Park in June, 2010.  Subaru Park is an 18,500 seat, world-class soccer specific stadium that sits beautifully along the Delaware River at the base of the Commodore Barry Bridge and is only 15 miles from downtown Philadelphia.  
 
Philadelphia Union’s culture and brand positioning of Young, Fearless, Challengers differentiates us from others and focuses our vision to be unafraid and defy the ordinary.  KSE is relentlessly pursuing excellence both on and off the field and will lead the way, set the standards and share the glory.  Our connection to Philadelphia is symbolized in the Club’s crest as the snake, colors, shield, slogan and thirteen stars all represent Philadelphia as the original capital city and its call to action during the American Revolution.
 
ABOUT THIS ROLE
The Director, Accounting will report directly to the Controller and will be responsible for all aspects of administering the day-to-day accounting functions - including overseeing accounting policies, systems, processes, and ongoing financial reporting.  The successful candidate hired for this role will be an experienced individual with a strong financial background, including a degree in Accounting or Finance.  Experience with Dynamics SL, FRX reporting and XL Statements is preferred, but not required. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES: 
  • Perform and oversee the daily accounting functions including all aspects of General Ledger, A/P and A/R and multi-company reporting for Keystone Sports and Entertainment LLC and subsidiaries.
  • Organize, perform and review month, quarter and year-end financial closing processes in accordance with GAAP - including reviewing journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations
Provide and record revenue reports for ticket sales, sponsorship, suites, parking and all stadium related revenue.
  • Oversee and review all balance sheet schedules and record monthly journal entries
Assist with monthly budget review and analysis with senior staff and assist with preparing budget vs. actual updates for management.
  • Work with department heads to assist in preparation of annual budgets and monitor and control actual financial revenues / expenditures.
  • Provide support to senior management on all aspects of financial/operational decision making.
  • Plan and work with department staff to ensure preparation and readiness for external audit.
  • Prepare all league reporting including annual financial package and event revenue reporting.
  • Review, reconcile and consolidate financials for 3rd party entities.
  • Support banking function including assisting in bank/debt reporting requirements.
  • Assist in preparation of cash flow reports to maintain projected cash needs.
  • Supervise, guide, and mentor current members of accounting/finance department.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, required
  • Minimum 5-7 years related work experience 
  • Supervisory / management experience is a plus
  • Professional sports and/or events facilities experience a plus 
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • CPA or MBA preferred but not required
 
We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, vision, Rx and dental coverage, an employer-matched 401(k) plan, Life Insurance, Disability, merchandise discount, 24/7 Fitness Center, on-site café, and much more!  
 
 We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.