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
The Manager is responsible for all accounting aspects of MSG’s food, beverage and merchandise business. The Manager’s responsibilities will be categorized into the following areas:
Event Specific Accounting (70%)
The Manager shall be responsible for all aspects of the accounting for food, beverage and merchandising transactions as relate to MSG’s live, sports and productions 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 procurement system, and others.
In addition, areas of responsibility also include the review & analysis of the posting of sales/COGS activity from our inventory system to the general ledger, the analysis of key balance sheet accounts, the review of analyses prepared by the staff and the analysis of food & merchandise event detail to ensure proper accounting.
The Manager will prepare, distribute and review month end reports including the Trial Balance, mis-posted 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 collaborate with the finance teams to 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.
External Reporting (10%)
Manager will assist in 10-Q and 10-K report inputs and review.
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