• SVP Fraud & Compliance

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Threat Management
    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; and The Chicago Theatre.  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 Hospitality, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment, dining and nightlife brands including Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Cathédrale.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Role Summary

    The SVP Fraud & Compliance will lead the team responsible for ensuring that MSG and its affiliates adhere to legal standards and in-house policies. This team will work with all members of MSG to ensure business process, policy and standards are documented, followed, audited and updated at standards commensurate with public companies.

    This function will also be responsible for detecting fraud and investigating concerns associated with business practice and affiliates.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Enforce regulations in all aspects and levels of business as well as provide guidance and oversight on compliance matters.
    • Oversee all audit related issues (with the exception of financial controls and SOX) of a large, technologically sophisticated organization by evaluating and establishing internal audit policies and procedures to ensure audit activities are consistent throughout the company.
    • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Company’s Financial, Operational and Compliance controls as well as the effectiveness of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management process which will result in an annual comprehensive and value-added risk assessment and audit plan.
    • Manage the internal team responsible for conducting background and pre-employment screenings for new hires, current employees and vendors.
    • Develop and maintain a risk-based system strategically focused on efficient audit methodology and practice.
    • Advise senior management regarding risk and control issues and provide practical recommendations to ensure risks are appropriately managed.
    • Maintain a dialog with industry colleagues from professional audit organizations to keep abreast of regulatory issues on a federal and state basis.
    • Maintain visibility of material fraud risks and fraud risk related control initiatives across EIO&T, providing SME input and ensuring that any material fraud risk exposures or risk appetite breaches are visible to Senior Management and have appropriate remediation plans / risk assessment activities supported
    • Maintain relationships with external auditors and the audit committee of the Board of Directors in order to ensure communication of critical issues in a timely manner.
    • Collaborate with corporate counsels and HR departments to monitor enforcement of standards and regulations.


    • 15+ years financial management and audit track record. Experience with a national public accounting firm coupled with audit leadership experience in the Sports, Media, Technology or Entertainment industries preferred.
    • Results-oriented team leader with strong communication skills and the ability to present relevant information and recommendations to both internal and external stakeholders including the Audit Committee and Executive Management.
    • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or Finance required. MBA and or CPA Certificate or CIA designation preferred.
    • Excellent communication skills required in order to negotiate internally, often at a senior level
    • Executive presence and ability to quickly earn the respect of the executive management, including: Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and the Board of Directors
    • Ability to work with large number of stakeholders in different areas of the organization


    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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