Director Billing/Collections & Accounts Payable

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Requisition ID
18-8603
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

The Director of Billing/Collections and Accounts Payable is responsible for the Marketing Partnerships billing process including all Sponsorship sales for MSG as well as all MSGN Ad Sales billings.  This position will also be responsible for the monitoring & collecting of all related receivables related to both billing streams noted above.  Further to the collection process, the Director will be responsible for quarterly recommendations to both MSG & MSGN as it relates to possible bad debt reserve concerns. In addition, manages and oversees all activities in the accounts payable function.  Ensures timely payments of vendor invoices and expense reports. Maintains accurate records and control reports. Reviews applicable accounting reports and accounts payable registers to ensure accuracy. Maintains customer vendor relationships and oversees the annual issuance and mailing of 1099’s. 

 

MAIN DUTIES/FUNCTIONS:

Supervise installment billing process (including reconciliation to G/L aging and management reporting)

Lead Accounts receivable reporting & analysis requirements.

Responsible for the monthly conversion between our sales system (Wide Orbit) & our General Ledger (Oracle).

Responsible for various billing & cash receipt discrepancy analysis.

Oversee collection services for Marketing Partnerships which includes all MSGN’s advertising sales invoices.  This responsibility does include researching account disputes & working directly with sales staff on resolution.

Coordinate cash application with corporate cash account which includes various billing & cash receipt discrepancy analysis.

Direct the day to day activities of Corporate A/P operations relating to Accounts Payable, Supplier Management, T&E Reimbursement, Coupa Purchasing, Bank Activities including ACH management, and Approval Authorization.

Direct and facilitate the monthly closing process for cutoff of A/P batches and COUPA accruals.

Review and oversee T&E reimbursement process for company compliance and appropriate accounting treatment. Review specific T&E items for potential tax implications.

Review and monitor A/P Trial Balance and Corporate Aging for misdated, post-dated and outdated debit and credit balances to support accurate reporting of our liability accounts.

Process and monitor payment requests for compliance with Company polices.

Review and coordinate all recurring contract terms and respective payments within Oracle Financials for appropriate accounting treatment, contract compliance, support and approval.  Facilitate and provide monthly contract payment report to Divisional Controllers for timely payment release and authorization.

Assist in the training and development of new divisional Accounts Payable staff and new divisional finance personnel relating to the T & E policy and Purchasing policy.

Manage and review Concur to Oracle interfaces and review daily reconciliation of both financial systems to immediately learn of potential mis-postings of invoices.

Coordinate system development and processing with MSG IT department.

Participate during internal and external audit reviews.

1099 and 1042-S reporting.    

 

 

Qualifications

  • More than 7 years of Accounts Payable and customer billing experience
  • Supervisory and management experience in an operational and preferably financial capacity.
  • Provide customer service mentality when dealing with management and outside vendor.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work in a fast-paced deadline environment.

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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