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10 Nov 2023

Sr. Accountant

🇺🇸 Tempe, AZ, USA
Full Time
4+ years exp.

Position: Sr. Accountant – Full Time/Exempt

Department: Accounting & Finance

Reports to: Assistant Controller

Location: Tempe, AZ (On Site)

Cardinals Organizational Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is a professional football team within the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals compete in the National Football Conference (NFC) West division and call State Farm Stadium in Glendale their home stadium.

As one of the oldest pro football franchises in the U.S., the Cardinals Club has established itself as a sport and cultural hallmark within Arizona, developing a family-oriented culture that strives to be a championship team on the field, in the community, and as an organization. Over the years, the organization not only continues to grow its fanbase and reach within the local community but also prides itself in maintaining a diverse and dedicated workforce.

If you want to join an organization that values safety, courtesy, efficiency, experience, diversity, and longevity, we would love for you to join our team. Learn more about the Arizona Cardinals and see what’s happening here.

Job Summary:

The Sr. Accountant will oversee the day-to-day operations in Financial Accounting for the Arizona Cardinals Football Club and various affiliate companies. This includes managing tasks to produce timely periodic financial reports, maintaining an adequate system of accounting records and reconciliations of the company's reported financial results, balance sheets, and ensuring that reported results comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The candidate will need to play a significant role in long-term planning, including initiatives geared toward operational excellence, act as ambassador and liaison for club departments, clients, and vendors while advancing a culture of excellence and a positive, passionate, and creative work environment.

Primary Job Duties:

The Sr. Accountant will have the daily responsibilities including, without the limitation the following:

  • Prepare and record journal entries for but not limited to recurring inventory, game day, payroll, various month-end, reclassifications, and G&A allocations
  • Prepare and reconcile bank and investment statements for football-related entities and affiliates
  • Allocate all benefits invoices and claims to ensure Cigna's Imprest balance is reconciled and expenses properly
  • Prepare and reconcile the box office/ticket office transaction to cash between SeatGeek, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, and GP Dynamics
  • Prepare and provide G&A Trial Balance, Working Capital, NCS COI Quarterly Trial Balance to management
  • Prepare and reconcile all balance sheet accounts for football-related entities and affiliates
  • Maintain and enter all new GL account code requests for football-related entities and affiliates in GP Dynamics
  • Prepare Sponsor, Loft, and other reporting for: Audit & AUP reports
  • Prepare PCS Reports for Salary, YE Player Severance Reconciliation for: Audit & AUP reports
  • Collaborate with Accounts Payable and Payroll to complete the Unclaimed property process and money movement annually
  • Maintain documentation of detailed desk procedures
  • Finalize all Sponsorship allocations and prepare ASC 606 and/or ASC 842 workbooks and entries annually
  • Ensure required deadlines are met for monthly close, financial reporting, sales tax processing, annual audit submissions, agreed-upon procedure report submissions, and ad hoc reports and requests
  • Assist with Accounting department special projects as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field (or equivalent experience), CPA or MBA preferred
  • Experience: Minimum 4 years of accounting experience
  • Skilled in business operations, process improvement, strategic planning, leadership, budget management, project management, and staffing management
  • A strong understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • A strong background in accounting, business, and economics
  • High proficiency with PC operating systems and Microsoft Office Software
  • Advanced knowledge of database software
  • Substantial client relationship skills and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication, organizational skills, and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, ability to research and offer ideas for solutions
  • Demonstrate flexibility and creative problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced environment with multiple completing priorities that require strong project management and decision-making capabilities
  • Maintains the highest level of confidentiality and sensitivity
  • Must complete all pre-employment forms and successfully pass a background check

Cardinals Benefits/Perks Summary:

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club has developed a comprehensive benefits package that provides economic and inclusive benefits to full-time employees. The Cardinals benefits offer care, protection, and support for employees and their loved ones. The Cardinals organization encourages an environment that is conducive to living a healthy, productive, and flexible lifestyle.

Benefits and Perks include, but are not limited to:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance options; effective the first day of hire
  • 401 (k) retirement option with employer match contribution
  • Paid Time Off Accruals (including sick time accruals)
  • Paid Time Off for most Federal holidays
  • Time off for Maternity, Paternity, Military, and Bereavement
  • MDLIVE: 24/7 medical support
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) & Health Care Saving Account options
  • Discounts on Cardinals gear & paraphernalia
  • Tuition reimbursement & Professional Growth opportunities
  • Daily free lunch
  • Complimentary season tickets
  • Subsidized gym memberships

The Arizona Cardinals Football Club is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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