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MLB Network seeks a Staff Accountant with knowledge of accounting, excellent communications skills and an ability to work as part of a team. The Staff Accountant will follow accounting policies and practices and assist in the communication of these policies to the various departments at MLBN.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the preparation of financial records in the General Ledger system including GL tasks and Fixed Assets.

  • Prepare bi-weekly payroll and supporting journal entries to load into the General Ledger system.

  • Prepare bi-weekly Concur supporting journal entries to load into the General Ledger system.

  • Review coding on expense reports. Approve expense reports in accordance with Company policy up to a certain dollar level.

  • Review invoice coding in accordance with the Company’s chart of accounts, and ensure proper approval for vendor invoices and inter-company charges.

  • Review accuracy of affiliate revenue reports for the monthly close process.

  • Prepare the monthly Company credit card reconciliations, working closely with various departments regarding specific transactions, receipts and coding.

  • Assist with the financial statement audit.

  • Support of the cash reconciliation process, including month end bank reconciliations, daily cash disbursements and bank balances.

  • Prepare quarterly financial reports including Cash Flow and Fixed Asset roll-forward.

  • Maintain employee account information in Concur.

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels throughout the organization, with emphasis on collaborative problem-solving that balances regulatory requirements with business opportunity.

  • Provide backup support as needed to other areas of the department (e.g., Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, other).

  • Support special projects as assigned.

  • Other such duties as required.

Skills & Experience: It is expected that the Staff Accountant will maintain and increase knowledge in the accounting and finance discipline as well as the business on an ongoing basis.

  • 0-2 years of relevant experience in accounting. CPA is preferred.

  • Ability to create and maintain accurate financial records, identify discrepancies, and take timely corrective actions.

  • Must be able to work independently (with minimal supervision) to ensure timely and accurate completion of projects.

  • Ability to initiate and maintain collaborative working relationships, both within and outside the organization.

  • Must have strong time management skills with ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects.

  • Must have strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Excellent technical, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Experience with a General Ledger system such as Oracle Fusion is preferred.

  • Superior attention to detail.

  • Able to maintain confidential information.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to function as an effective team member.

  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time.

  • Ability to lift up to ten pounds.

  • Possess visual acuity sufficient to perform required tasks.

  • Possess sufficient manual dexterity to perform required tasks.

  • Possess a sufficient level of hearing to be able to interact with stakeholders by various means, including in-person, via phone, e-mail, etc.

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance.

  • CPA license (preferred).

All in-office and ballpark-based positions are subject to MLB's mandatory Covid-19 vaccine policy

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