Major League Soccer

Manager, Accounting

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings


The Manager, Accounting maintains financial reports and general ledgers. This position is responsible for preparing and analyzing monthly financial statements and provide accounting support to the Finance Department


  • Manage month end close and preparation of financial statements
  • Manage balance sheet reconciliations and account analyses
  • Process, review and record monthly journal entries and accruals
  • Review trial balances monthly to verify proper coding of expenses
  • Assist in monthly and year-end close process
  • Project-based settlement accounting and management
  • Manage all international match settlement accounting
  • Assist in year-end audit, including ASC 606 reconciliation
  • Research variances to budget
  • Assist with tax filings/government census surveys
  • Assist with/experience with foreign subsidiary accounting
  • Oversee and develop Junior Staff Accountants
    • Manage hiring and onboarding process by interviewing, selecting, orienting, and training employees
  • Accomplish team results by communicating job expectations and managing the Performance Management process:
    • Plan, monitor, and review performance.
    • Coach and counsel employees;
    • Develop and implement department procedures and productivity standards and reinforce Company policies
    • Develop personal growth opportunities for employees
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 7+ years of experience in accounting/finance
  • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast paced, team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel and to work non-traditional hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays

Desired Skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) or similar accounting software a plus
  • Experience with Hyperion Essbase/SmartView or similar financial reporting software a plus
  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer


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