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Staff Accountant - Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, LLC (VWSE) (New York, NY)

Position Summary:

We are looking for a responsible, detail-oriented and driven accounting professional that will play a key role in performing all major accounting, reporting and business support functions for the company’s growing collegiate sports marketing division of VWSE.       Each Collegiate property is managed as its own business and the Staff accountant will have full end-to-end accounting, reporting and business support responsibility over a portfolio of collegiate properties.  Specific responsibilities will include detailed General Ledger Accounting and performance tracking, month end close and reporting, Revenue, Expense and Balance Sheet Reconciliations; Accounts payable; Billing and Accounts Receivable tracking, Monthly/quarterly reporting, Sponsor contract management and Property settlements.  The Collegiate staff accountant will interact regularly with property sales and operating managers, as well as, Corporate.  This role will report directly to the Company’s VWSE Controller and will work with other corporate accounting and payroll staff.

Main Responsibilities:

  1. Detailed tracking and monitoring of all contracted revenues, costs and accruals; coordinate monthly process flows to facilitate proper accounting and supporting documentation..

  2. Perform reviews of Deal Forms and Contracts and apply/track contracted revenue recognition and customer billings/collections.

  3. Responsible for general ledger accounting function and monthly/quarterly closes for Collegiate properties, including (i) recording of all accounting entries/maintaining general ledger; (ii) preparation/support of balance sheet reconciliations / analyses

  4. Provide financial management reporting and variance analyses including, actual results versus budget and prior year for internal management reporting and for fiscal year reporting to the collegiate properties.

  5. Strong collaboration with Operations on business activities and processes.  Key support person to the business and accounting team, including issues investigation and resolution.

  6. Perform Accounts Payable function for the collegiate properties, including (i) processing of vendor invoices using MAS500 software; Compilation and allocation of expenses extracted from Concur, the Company’s Travel and Expense Reporting system; and (iii) filing and maintenance of A/P records.

  7. Responsible for Accounts Receivable function for the Collegiate properties, including (i) processing of sponsor invoices using MAS500 software Sponsor and tracking of collections by sponsor.

  8. Maintain Monthly Settlement Files and reporting for Collegiate properties, including (i) Settlement/Revenue Share accounting pursuant to contractual deal terms; (ii) tracking of sponsor cash/trade revenues and amounts collected/ outstanding; (iii) maintenance of monthly P&L reporting.

  9. Support external audit requirements pertaining to collegiate properties.

Additional Requirements:

  • College degree in Accounting
  • Advanced in Microsoft Excel
  • Must be proficient (3-5  years’ experience) working in a robust general ledger accounting system and interfacing modules (AR, AP) – working knowledge of Sage /MAS 500 accounting system is preferred
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion HFM a plus
  • Knowledge of Collegiate Sports a plus


  • Strong organizational skills
  • Effective multitasking skills to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment
  • Strong general accounting skills with attention to detail
  • Good problem solving/analytical skills

This is an opportunity to work with the most talented Sports and Entertainment Company in the industry, while gaining valuable experience with a growing and dynamic organization. We offer a friendly environment, competitive salary, as well as the following benefits for full-time positions: paid time off (vacation, holiday, and personal time), health insurance and retirement savings.

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