Senior Accountant, Players

  • Major League Soccer
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 02 Mar, 2023
Full time Account Management Finance Player Care/Liaison Officer

Job Description


Senior Accountant will support the preparation of the financial statements with an emphasis on player transactions, including all player related acquisition costs, expenses, and revenue.


  • Assist with monthly accounting close process as it relates to player transactions, including direct and indirect player spend (e.g., compensation and related payments), player programs, related budget items, and player revenue.
  • Assist with monthly accounting settlement process as it relates to all discretionary player spend, including but not limited to Designated Players and the U22 Initiative.
  • Assist with accounting for player acquisition costs, including transfer fee and loans fees. Manage the intangible asset schedules and ensure proper accounting treatment. Additionally, support Accounts Payable with review of required documentation for player acquisition costs.
  • Assist with player revenues including transfers and loans. Track allocation of revenues between League and Club. Support Accounts Receivable with invoice and collection processes for player sales, as well as support Player Relations and MLS Clubs to collect outstanding receivables and identify incremental revenue from conditional sales and sell-on fees.
  • Assist Finance and Player Relations with management of training compensation and solidarity mechanism, including timely submissions related to FIFA TMS claims and FIFA Clearing House, review of all calculations, assessment of impact on expenses and review, and monitoring of player movement to determine revenue.
  • Support Director and Financial Analysts on projects and ad hoc analysis.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, Accounting and/or Finance preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience.

Required Skills

  • Accounting skills.
  • Organization skills and attention to detail.
  • Interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate, both written and verbally.
  • Adherence to confidentiality.
  • Commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance.
  • Ability to work effectively and independently in a fast paced, team environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365 (including Excel and Word).
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work a hybrid schedule, in office three days a week.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer.

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 value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 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.