• Staff Accountant

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Corporate - Finance
    Functional Area
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Role Summary

    This position supports Live Entertainment & Sports Properties Accounting in day-to-day operations, as well as the monthly and quarterly accounting close. Related to closes, this role will manage the preparation and posting of journal entries, generating income statements and preparing balance sheet reconciliations. This position provides on-going financial support to Productions, Live and Sport Properties product groups and the finance department. Responsibilities also include providing general support for the Director, Accounting Entertainment & Sports Properties and the VP Controller, Entertainment.

    This position will work with internal and external auditors on the quarters and at year-end on audit requests.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Maintain a complete and accurate general ledger for the Entertainment, Sports Properties and Production businesses in accordance with GAAP, including reviewing all transactional detail in the general ledger and prepare any necessary journal entries. This will include “by event” detailed reconciliations of GL results versus anticipated (flash) results using both internal reporting systems and the GL (Oracle).
    • Work closely with finance counterparts to ensure event revenue is posted correctly based on event settlements and that expenses and accruals are also accurately recorded
    • Track and reconcile G&A expenses in collaboration with the finance department
    • Track billing processes and cash receipts via various systems and manual A/R for items
    • Assist in coordinating and responding to audit requests
    • Review and approve Coupa requisitions and Concur expenses
    • Review and approve manual vendor invoices for approvals and proper coding, and submit to Accounts Payable for processing
    • Assist with quarterly deliverables for external reporting as well as assist with coordinating and responding to Internal Audit and KPMG audit requests
    • Support the accounting group’s day-to-day activities and complete special projects in an accurate and timely manner, as assigned.
    • Provide support to VP Controller and Director regarding ad-hoc accounting requests (i.e. support with TAO, team presentations to SVP Controller, etc…)


    • BS or BA Accounting/Finance (CPA a plus but not required)
    • Minimum 3+ years of related experience (Big 4 Accounting or Live Entertainment Experience a plus)
    • Detail oriented – must be driven and have a desire to research and resolve variances.
    • Excellent written, organization, time management and verbal communication skills.
    • Be a self-starter, have a sense of urgency and be a dedicated team player.
    • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and respond accordingly.
    • Be creative and innovative to achieve results.
    • High level of energy and commitment - must display a positive, confident assertive personality and be able to work on projects until completion.
    • Ability to interact with all levels of management and third-party promoters.
    • Strong skills in Excel required.
    • Preferred systems experience includes Oracle, HCM, TM1, Anaplan.


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


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