DIRECTOR, ACCOUNTING

Agencies
United States
Competitive
29 / 04
We are looking for a Director of Accounting to oversee and lead the ongoing accounting function for the US.

Full description

About SPORTFIVE

SPORTFIVE utilizes the unique emotional power of sports to create and enable pioneering partnerships in sports. By delivering responsible commercialization, full-service solutions and long-term value for all stakeholders in sports, SPORTFIVE strategically and creatively connects brands, rightsholders, media platforms and fans by leveraging a global network paired with decades of experience and entrepreneurial spirit. As a market leader with customer centricity and vast data intelligence at its core, SPORTFIVE leads the sports business into the future through its digital solutions and aims to be the most progressive and respected partner in sports.

SPORTFIVE operates as an international sports business and marketing agency with a global mindset and network of over 1,200 local experts based in 15 countries active in football, golf, e-sports, motorsport, handball, tennis, American football and many more.

Team and Job Overview
Over the past two years, the company has more than doubled after investing heavily in our Golf Events and Brand Solution divisions. This role will support 15 active legal entities that generate service-based revenue ranging from limited to full scope event management services to holding exclusive rights to sell assets for some of the most notable brands in the world.

We are looking for a Director of Accounting to oversee and lead the ongoing accounting function for the US. This role will work closely with the CFO and the other members of the Finance team to create the best-in-class service experience for senior leadership, our business leaders, colleagues, and other relevant stakeholders. This role will start as an individual contributor, but may take on direct reports after onboarding.

Essential Job Duties

  • Process transactions such as the creation of outgoing invoices, application of cash receipts, approval for incoming invoices, expense reports, and credit card transactions on a timely basis with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ensure all assigned legal entities are closed accurately by established deadlines, and twice annually assist FP&A in the budget/forecast process \Be a resource to our business leaders by effectively communicating results on a monthly basis and, when beneficial, share meaningful data points
  • Develop, maintain, and implement standard accounting practices, policies, and principles in accordance with GAAP and PGA TOUR best practices
  • Prepare deliverables required under contractual arrangements, annual audits, and tax return preparation
  • Develop and leverage team members strengths to achieve these objectives, maximize and lobby for resources when needed
  • Assist team members in developing analytical skills necessary to make appropriate judgements given facts and circumstances presented
  • Encourage staff to pursue new tasks and challenges related to overall department goals and objectives
  • Assist in the implementation of any new accounting tools and process changes
  • Special projects or other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Traits

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance (CPA/MBA a plus)
  • Eight or more years of related working experience (event experience a plus), including experience managing two or more direct reports
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Previous SAP or Microsoft Dynamics experience a plus

Job Conditions

  • Essential duties are performed on site at our Scottsdale, AZ office.

Benefits
Working at SPORTFIVE provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision and retirement savings.
Affordable employee medical premiums starting at $30.90 per month (highest deductible) to $165.77 per month (lowest deductible).
Employees start at 10 vacation days per year (increasing with seniority) plus 20 paid holidays.
401(k) with matching up to $4,000 per year.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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