Senior Financial Analyst MSG Live & Venue Operations Finance

US-CA-Inglewood
Requisition ID
17-8228
Division
Corporate - Finance
Functional Area
Accounting/Finance

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, The 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), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams -- the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming.  In addition, the Company features popular original entertainment productions -- the Christmas Spectacular and New York Spectacular – both starring the Radio City Rockettes, and through Boston Calling Events, produces outdoor festivals, including 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, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

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, 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.

Responsibilities

This position provides accounting and finance support for the MSG Live and Venue Operations departments. 

 

This position will provide event support including tracking costs, preparation and upload of journal entries, account analysis, reporting, assisting with event settlements and generation of event Profit/Loss Statements. 

 

This position will also provide similar support for the Venue Operations expenses including the tracking and reporting of monthly/quarterly financial results.  This position will also provide support for the Food, Beverage and Merchandise operations including analysis of revenue performance. 

 

Significant focus will be the development of the Budget and Five Year Plan, Quarterly Forecasts and updating event P/Ls on a weekly basis for senior management reporting.

 

Finance & Accounting (90%)

 

  1. Venue Specific Financial Expertise – understanding all venue expenses, labor agreements, work rules and the applicable rate cards. The position will also review related third party transactions and utilities to ensure that accruals are accurate.  The Senior Financial Analyst will actively analyze the annual and monthly financial reporting processes to identify opportunities for efficiency or improvement.
  1. Event Specific Financial Support –the position will track event costs, assist with settlements, and account analysis – ensuring general ledger is accurate, manage accrued expenses, and analyze revenue and expense variances.  This includes the preparation and upload of journal entries.
  2. Venue Operations Finance – responsibilities include assisting the reporting of financial results to the VP/General Manager and his/her operational staffs.
  3. Food & Beverage; Merchandise – assist in month-end close, the reporting of flash results to senior management, review and JE posting of revenue / expense, provide analysis, and submit vendor payments to AP for processing.
  4. Budget and Five Year Plan/Quarterly Forecasts – assist in the production of the Forum’s Live and the Venue Operations Budgets and Five Year Plan.

 


 

Special Projects (10%)

 

The Senior Financial Analyst shall provide primary analytical support to critical special projects as assigned (e.g., union negotiations, performing rights organization reporting, competitive analysis, etc.).  This will include projects and reporting that cross divisions, requiring the Senior Financial Analyst to maintain positive working relationships across the company.

 

 

Qualifications

  1. Management Skills
  2. Superior organization skills
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  4. Ability to adhere to strict reporting deadlines
  5. High level of energy and commitment
  6. Ability to interact with all levels of management
  7. Ability to work under pressure (reporting deadlines, union negotiations)
  8. Ability to adapt to a changing environment
  9. Attention to detail


 

 

  1. Technical/Functional Competencies
  2. BS, BA or related degree (preferred in accounting or finance)
  3. Strong skills in Excel required
  4. Experience in Oracle, PeopleSoft, TM1 desired but not required
  5. Experience within the live entertainment industry preferred
  6. Experience in a union environment and dealing with multiple collective bargaining agreements preferred

 

  1. Key Experiences/Achievements
  2. Experienced in high pressure live event environments

Education

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.

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