Major League Soccer

  • Sr. Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    # of Openings
  • Overview

    The Sr. Manager FP&A is a key member of the team managing financial planning and analysis for Major League Soccer (MLS) and Soccer United Marketing (SUM). The individual should act as the Finance department liaison for various departments within MLS/SUM for projection, planning, budgeting and other purposes. The role should balance being a good business partner for the departments while ensuring sound fiscal process and discipline throughout the organization.


    • Support and help lead the annual budgeting process.
    • Help manage annual and long-range projections, including 5 – 10-year planning at the League level.
    • Primary liaison for departments such as Digital Content, Media, Technology, CRM & Research groups. 
    • Analyze potential new business opportunities for viability and review contracts to determine financial impact.
    • Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of existing business lines and future direction.
    • Develop and coordinate various financial and accounting reports and projects. Gain deep understanding of department roles and responsibilities and ensure responsible fiscal management and effective spending.
    • Evaluate the impact of spending on a project basis across departments, ensuring proper fiscal management and effective spending across multiple stakeholders.
    • Work closely with accounting team to support the monthly close process. Ensure the smooth flow of information between FPA department and accounting department within Finance for accrual purposes, ensuring spending is matching plans, etc.   
    • Be a strong business and financial resource for executive leadership team
    • Assist in determining entity value
    • Additional responsibilities as assigned 


    • Bachelor’s Degree; MBA a plus
    • 8+ years of experience in the Accounting or Finance field
    • Extensive experience in FP&A.
    • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail.
    • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills.
    • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance.
    • Ability to multi-task effectively in a fast paced, team environment and meet deadlines with minimal supervision. 
    • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing.
    • Role will require interaction with all staff levels, including C suite executives. A professional demeanor, the ability to negotiate sensitive matters and the ability to work collaboratively are a must.
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


    Desired Skills

    • High-level excel skills
    • Experience with Great Plains.
    • Experience with Hyperion.
    • Experience in the sports industry


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