Financial Controller - New York City FC (New York · NY)

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Accounting and Finance: Controller/Director of Finance
JOB TITLE:  Financial Controller
DEPARTMENT:  Finance                   
REPORTING TO: CFO                              
LOCATION:  New York, NY & Orangeburg, NY

The Financial Controller is responsible for the general accounting and internal controls of New York City Football Club, City in the Community (CITC) Foundation, and CFG Stadium Company. This role will have accounting oversight of all Club departments, including our stadium development entity. This person will be responsible for maintaining accounting principles, practices and procedures to ensure accurate and timely financial statements. This person will also prepare and analyze financial reports and tax returns, along with leading our business planning and forecasting processes.
  • Ensure accurate & timely month-end general ledger close in compliance with US GAAP & Group standards along with adherence to tight closing calendar
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to general ledger accounts and maintain the company's overall system of accounts, books and records on all company transactions and assets
  • Maintain oversight of MLS activity, including reporting and ad hoc information requests
  • Maintain oversight of compliance with all federal, state, and local corporate, payroll, and other applicable taxes and regulations
  • Maintain oversight of CITC and CFG Stadium Company (our property investment entity)
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures
  • Provide strategic recommendations and solutions to business and financial problems
  • Maintain oversight of AR Billings and collections
  • Lead the monthly forecast process
  • Lead the annual budgeting and 5 Year plan processes
  • Oversee all balance sheet reconciliations
  • Resolve accounting discrepancies and irregularities and identify any areas of concern for investigation & resolution
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Liaise with and manage the Club’s relationship with our internal auditors
  • Interact effectively with wider finance team and other departments to ensure timely and efficient record keeping
  • Ensure financial accounts are properly supported and reconciled
  • Provide cash flow statements to Group and highlight any future cash concerns
  • Manage the coordination of the annual audit and the gathering of required audit information
  • Direct the daily activities of team members, monitoring deadlines, and providing hands-on support and coaching
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor’s Degree from a university or college; CPA or equivalent essential
  • 3-5 years accounting and/or finance experience, preferably in a fast paced, high growth company; 1-2 years of managerial experience
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting processes and procedures. Experience in accounting and ability to apply GAAP knowledge to general ledger accounting
  • A high level of organization, initiative and drive. Natural sense of ownership for duties and deadlines as well as drive for continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and team building skills among all organization levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner, prioritizing projects and managing time efficiently and effectively
  • Excellent knowledge of PC systems including MS Office (particularly Microsoft Excel) and ERP/Accounting Software (Unit 4 a plus but not essential)
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to listen effectively, transmit information accurately and understandably, and actively seek feedback
  • Ability to problem solve, be decisive and conduct oneself with poise and professionalism
  • Proven commitment and work ethic to achieve highest standards
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information and records with a high degree of discretion, diligence and good judgment
  • Demonstrated professionalism, discretion, and good judgment in all interactions with co-workers, customers, vendors and others
  • Applicant must be able to comply with MLS Next Safety and Well-Being policy and any other applicable child safety policies provided to applicants by NYCFC
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, as necessary
  • New York City Football Club requires a COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment, subject to exception under applicable law
  • Excellent health, dental & vision insurance, with options to fit you and your family’s needs
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefit programs, including maternal & paternal leave
  • Ancillary benefits: Commuter, gym membership, and Citi Bike discounts
  • Your health is important! Our wellness strategy focuses on mental and physical wellbeing through in-office and virtual programs
  • Two complementary tickets to every NYCFC home match
  • Team outings, happy hours, and annual staff gatherings to celebrate our co-workers
  • A dynamic, ambitious, and fun work environment

At New York City FC, we are on a mission to build this City into one of the soccer capitals of the world.  The Club was announced as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise and is the first and only MLS team located within the five boroughs of New York City.
The Club consistently finishes at the top of the Eastern Conference and qualified for the 2020 Concacaf Champions League.  The games are broadcast locally through YES Network with national television coverage through ESPN, Fox and Univision. New York City FC ranks in the top five of key commercial categories for Major League Soccer franchises: season tickets, attendance, gate receipts, partnerships and retail merchandise sales. The franchise’s social media platforms are already in the top two most-followed in MLS for Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.  For more information, please visit: 
New York City FC is also one of ten clubs comprising City Football Group and counts Manchester City FC, Melbourne City FC, Yokohama F-Marinos, Girona FC, Montevideo City Torque, Sichuan Jiuniu FC, Mumbai City FC, Lommel SK and Espérance Sportive Troyes AC among its sister clubs.
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. 

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