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Job listing closed on 8 May 2024
15 Feb 2024

Accounting Manager

🇺🇸 Chicago, IL, USA
Full Time
5+ years exp.

Job Title: Accounting Manager, Chicago Blackhawks

Date: 2/14/24

Department: Accounting and Finance

Reports to: Director of Finance

# Direct Reports: 3

Perks and Benefits:

FREE: breakfast, lunch, parking, on-site gym and training classes, and gym membership at Chicago Athletic Clubs. Free Peloton membership, casual dress environment, access to United Center concert events, one-time stipend for home office equipment, competitive total rewards package, full benefits (medical, dental, vision, 401k matching, paid life insurance), comprehensive PTO package, social events, volunteer opportunities, and focused learning and development.

What It’s Like Working Here:

The Chicago Blackhawks experience isn’t just on the ice. Our office, located in the United Center, promotes a fun, engaging, fast-paced and collaborative atmosphere where we can celebrate both hockey and each other. Our commitment to curating an environment where all individuals feel empowered to bring their best self to work each day can be seen throughout our organization. Whether you are a job seeker looking to join the organization, a current member of our amazing team, or someone looking to help support our mission, our goal is the same – to reimagine the potential of hockey, which we strive to achieve through memorable, inclusive experiences.

The Top Shelf:

The Chicago Blackhawks Accounting Manager will oversee and maintain the day-to-day accounting operations for the organization and other related entities. In addition, will provide support to the VP and Director of Finance for larger scale projects and the overall financial well being of the franchise. The Accounting Manager will be well versed in all accounting and finance related areas of the business.

How You’ll Contribute:


  • Think creatively to reduce expenses and manage accounting policies and procedures
  • Embrace new and innovative technology opportunities to streamline processes and provide a more forward-thinking approach to all areas
  • Develop or strengthen relationships with department heads


  • Assist in all accounting functions associated with the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, 5/3 Arena, Rockford IceHogs, Chicago Steel
  • Maintain the accounting system and General Ledger for all entities
  • Accounts Receivable (deposit checks, record electronic payments, applying to invoices)
  • Review accounts payable and vendor management
  • Record and recognize revenues received from electronic payment systems
  • Receive cash and create deposits for multiple entities
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Post payroll journal entries
  • Manage monthly accruals (travel, insurance, misc. benefits)
  • Intercompany journal entries
  • File Sales & Use and Amusement Tax with city, county, and state for all entities
  • Contribute to the development of departmental budgets
  • Maintain the accounting system and General Ledger
  • Assist in all accounting functions associated with the Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, 5/3 Arena, Rockford IceHogs, Chicago Steel
  • Help provide the necessary information for external auditors
  • Supervise AP Specialist, Procurement Analyst, and Staff Accountants
  • Assist the Finance department with any other needs or special projects.


  • Collaborate across the organization to ensure that finance and the other departments are in sync and working toward common goals.
  • Encourage department members to continually develop and become the best version of themselves
  • Player Stats and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required
  • 5+ years of Accounting experience with at least 3+ years of management experience leading direct reports required
  • CPA preferred
  • Projects a positive image, as well as instilling trust and credibility with employees and stakeholders
  • Highly motivated and results oriented
  • Strong financial acumen with P&L management responsibilities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aligns words with actions; follows through on commitments; takes ownership & accountability
  • Pristine reputation, high integrity, and ability to uphold to strong moral values
  • Understand what it takes to make the department better in the short term and long run

The Team:

The Chicago Blackhawks started their journey as one of the NHL’s “Original Six” professional ice hockey teams in 1926. Members of the Central Division in the NHL’s Western Conference and six-time Stanley Cup Champions (1934, 1938, 1961, 2010, 2013, 2015), the team calls the United Center home.

Each day the Team works to uphold our mission to reimagine the potential of hockey. At its core, the team and greater organization uphold its mission through its core values centered around integrity, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, and originality. They are fiercely dedicated to evolving and delivering new and legendary fan experiences and captivating new and diverse audiences, both on and off the ice. As part of their unwavering commitment to drive impact and purpose in the Chicago community, the organization opened the Fifth Third Arena (the team’s official practice facility and community space for youth hockey development), continues to make expansions to the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation, and acquired the AHL team the Rockford IceHogs.

The Chicago Blackhawks continue to grow in its commitments to honor and celebrate Black Hawk's legacy by offering our platforms, making meaningful contributions, collaborating with Native American people, and reimagining ways to support the many Native American people and communities they live amongst and alongside. They engage in this work through their formal partnership with Black Hawk’s ancestral tribe, the Sac and Fox Nation of Oklahoma, which the tribe established with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2021.

The Chicago Blackhawks is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, religion or religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance, or regulation and will not be discriminated against on these bases.