Major League Soccer

Senior Staff Accountant

Job Locations US-NY-New York
# of Openings


The Senior Staff Accountant maintains financial reports and general ledgers. This position is responsible for preparing accounting activities related to the Soccer United Marketing financials, specifically focusing on the international match settlements, which includes the Mexican National Team matches held in the US as well as the Leagues new inter-league World Cup style tournament with LIGAMX. In addition, this role will be responsible for managing the accounting for the Leagues new broadcast initiative with Apple. This person will also assist with reporting and additional accounting support to the finance department.



  • Manage all internal and external international match settlement accounting
  • Review game-day trial balances monthly to verify proper coding of expenses
  • Manage all internal and external broadcast production expenses
  • Work closely with various departments and FP&A Team
  • Assist in month end close and preparation of match financial statements
  • Assist with the accounting of Sponsorship and Licensing revenue
  • Manage balance sheet reconciliations and account analyses
  • Process and record monthly journal entries and accruals
  • Research variances to budget
  • Assist in overall monthly and year-end close process
  • Assist in other ad-hoc projects
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned



Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 3-5+ years of experience in accounting/finance


Required Skills

  • Superior organization, project management skills and attention to detail
  • High level of commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Strong work-ethic
  • 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


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




Total Rewards

Starting Base Salary $65,000 - $80,000. MLS/SUM base salaries are contingent upon several factors including individual qualifications, market financials, and operational business needs.


We are committed to providing a Total Rewards package that attracts, supports, engages, and retains talent through the following:

  • Benefits – comprehensive and competitive medical, dental, and vision benefits, as well as a suite of programs to promote well-being including a $500 Wellness Reimbursement. A generous PTO offering, and hybrid Office/Remote Work Schedule are also offered to promote Work-Life balance.
  • Career & Professional Development – on the job training, feedback, and on-going educational opportunities to continue your personal and professional development.
  • Employee Engagement – office perks, discounts and employee events that go “beyond the traditional paycheck” to make you feel a part of our team and inspire you to elevate the Game.


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


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.



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