Sr. Staff Accountant - MLS NEXT Pro

  • Major League Soccer
  • New York, NY, USA
  • 27 Nov, 2023
Full time Account Management Finance MLS

Job Description


About MLS NEXT Pro
Launched in 2022 by Major League Soccer, MLS NEXT Pro is a professional men’s soccer league in the United States and Canada that completes the pro player pathway. MLS NEXT Pro continues to grow the game through innovation and diversity, bringing professional soccer to new communities and creating global opportunities both on and off the field.  MLS NEXT Pro enters its second season in 2023 with 27 teams, all affiliated with MLS clubs.  Seven are new to MLS NEXT Pro in 2023: Atlanta United 2, Austin FC II, Crown Legacy FC (Charlotte FC), Huntsville City FC (Nashville SC), LA Galaxy II, Los Angeles Football Club 2 and New York Red Bulls II. Additional MLS-affiliated and independent clubs will join in the years ahead, including Carolina Core FC in 2024 and Cleveland in 2025.  The majority of MLS NEXT Pro matches in 2023 will be available to watch live and on-demand on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app as part of the groundbreaking partnership between Apple and MLS. For more information about MLS NEXT Pro, visit


Position Summary

The Sr. Staff Accountant maintains financial reports, records, and general ledgers. This position is responsible for preparing and analyzing budgets and performing general bookkeeping.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist in month end close, preparation of financial statements, year-end audit, and review of BOG presentations
  • Handle balance sheet reconciliations and account analyses
  • Process monthly journal entries and accruals
  • Review trial balances monthly to verify accurate coding of expenses and review and process monthly corporate card statement
  • Project-based settlement accounting and management
  • Assist in department budget management, preparation, and projection process
  • Research variances to budget
  • Assist with management of Concur Expense System and review/approval of employee expenses
  • Assist with Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned


Education and Experience

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

Required Skills

  • Outstanding organization, project management skills and attention to detail
  • High level of dedication to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity and compliance
  • Ability to work optimally in a fast paced, team environment
  • Strong interpersonal and effective communication skills, both written and verbally
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Proficiency with Hyperion Essbase/SmartView
  • Demonstrated decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Meticulous with the ability to multi-task and meet time frames with minimal direction
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics GP (Great Plains) a plus
  • Knowledge of the sport of soccer

Starting Base Salary: $65,000 – $75,000. 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.