Accounting Manager

  • Los Angeles Football Club
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • 18 May, 2024
Full time Administration Finance MLS

Job Description

The Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) is an MLS soccer club serving the greater Los Angeles area. LAFC is dedicated to building a world-class soccer club that represents the diversity of Los Angeles and is committed to delivering an unrivaled experience for fans. LAFC’s ownership group is comprised of local leaders and innovators of industry with intellectual capital, financial prowess, operations expertise, and success in the fields of entertainment, sports, technology, and media. LAFC is invested in the world’s game and Los Angeles, constructing, and developing the 22,000 seat Banc of California Stadium and a top-flight training center on the campus of Cal-State Los Angeles.

The Accounting Manager plans, directs, and manages all aspects of day to day financial, accounting, and purchasing for both the team and stadium. In addition, this position will assist in implementing accounting processes and procedures to enhance overall effectiveness.
  • Lead the month-end close process, including preparation and/or review, as appropriate, of all monthly journal entries, revenue recognition, and all account reconciliations.
  • Perform initial review of monthly financial statements, prepare account reconciliations.
  • Analyze account activity including researching, identifying, and proposing corrections where appropriate.
  • Assist with annual audits (financial, tax, agreed-upon procedure) including samples, support schedules, analysis questions, and other requirements.
  • Develop an understanding of key financial processes to be able to suggest and implement improvements.
  • Provide financial analysis on various activities/special projects.
  • Willingness to work on other ad hoc projects and analyses as required.
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
  • Degree from an accredited College/University in Finance, Accounting, Business, or related field required. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in an accounting role required, within sports/entertainment industry preferred.
  • CPA preferred, not required. 
  • Experience with Sage Intacct or Microsoft Dynamics preferred, not required. 
  • Detail-oriented, driven self-motivator with a strong work ethic to get the job done.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to communication effectively and efficiently – both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work productively and multi-task in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Excel, Access, Power Point, and Outlook).
  • Must have a flexible schedule with the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as required. 
LAFC strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.
LAFC recruitment policies are designed to place the most highly qualified persons available in a timely and efficient manner. LAFC may pursue all avenues available, including promotion from within, employee referrals, outside advertising, employment agencies, Internet recruiting, job fairs, college recruiting and search firms.
Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization, which does not require sponsorship by the employer for a visa.