• Manager MSG Live-Sports Prop Accounting

    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, 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.


    The Manager is responsible for event accounting aspects of the MSG Live and Sports Properties groups.  The Manager’s responsibilities will be categorized into the following areas:

    • Accounting for MSG Live and Sports Properties events including month end accruals, reconciliations, revenue and expense reclass and analysis, balance sheet analysis, and journal entries
    • Provide audit support including transaction backup as required for internal and external audit teams including the annual Beacon audit
    • External Reporting assistance quarterly
    • Special projects including but not limited to IT system testing and ad hoc information requests / analysis


    Event Specific Accounting (70%)


    The Manager shall be responsible for accounting for MSG Live and Sports Properties events including posting of revenue and accrual entries, analysis and reconciliation of P&L and balance sheet accounts by event based on documentation received from Finance team.  Additional accruals will come from sources including T&E system, procurement system, and others.

    The Manager will prepare, distribute and review month end reports including the Trial Balance, Bad Coding report and Variances report and rectify any issues identified therein.

    The Manager will be responsible for revenue and expense reclass and analysis on an event by event basis, and will identify and resolve any discrepancies between GL balances and estimated Flash amounts of revenue or expense.

    The Manager will distribute financial reports including accrual summaries, YTD spending, and balance sheet reconciliations.  The Manager will assist in the preparation of monthly Controllers Letters and related schedules showing monthly, quarterly, and YTD results versus Budget, Forecast, and Prior Year.


    Audit Support (10%)


    The Manager shall provide audit support including transaction backup as required for internal and external audit teams, including the annual Beacon audit.


    External Reporting (10%)


    Manager will assist in 10-Q and 10-K report generation


    Special Projects (10%)


    The Manager will be responsible for occasional AP, AR, purchasing, and expense report processes, system implementation testing and training, and ad hoc information requests / analysis 


    Management Skills

    • Teamwork – must be able to work with various operating groups
    • Communication Skills – must present themselves in a professional manner
    • Demonstrated flexibility – must be able to juggle various projects and be willing to change projects as needed
    • High Energy and Commitment – must display a positive, confident assertive personality and be able to work on projects until completion.
    • Detail Orientated – must have drive and desire to research and resolve variances


    Technical/Functional Competencies

    • Advanced analytical, accounting and financial skills are required.
    • 5 years’ experience and a Bachelor degree required (in Accounting preferred) CPA a plus, not required
    • Experience in monthly analysis reporting and monthly closes.
    • Must have strong Excel skills, with experience in HCM, Oracle, ADI, TM1, Infor and Coupa applications preferred.


    Key Experiences/Achievements

    • Ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
    • The individual in this position must be a self-starter, be organized, have a sense of urgency and a dedicated team player.
    • 5+ years’ experience and a Bachelor degree required (in Finance / Accounting preferred), CPA a plus but not required


    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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