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Founded in 1917, the National Hockey League (NHL®) is the premier professional ice hockey league in the world, and is one of the major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. With more than 600 employees across offices in New York, Toronto and Montreal, the NHL is a global sports and entertainment organization committed to building healthy and vibrant communities using the sport of hockey to celebrate fans of every race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. At the NHL, we are looking for dynamic, energetic and impactful individuals who are committed to doing the same by sharing in our philosophy that Hockey is for Everyone – and inclusion belongs on the ice, in the locker rooms, boardrooms and stands.

Benefits to working at National Hockey League include:

  • Medical/ Dental/ Vision insurance effective on the date of hire

  • 401(K) Plan and Defined Contribution Pension Plan

  • Annual Bonus

  • Generous PTO policy

  • Commuter Benefit Program

  • Paid Company Holidays

OVERVIEW

This Senior Manager of Finance position will be responsible for overseeing the following financial tasks associated with the Tentpole Events and Event Communications businesses of the National Hockey League.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Events

For Designated tentpole events:

  • Maintain the operating P&L files, including but not limited to ensuring the current projections and actuals are updated timely and accurately.

  • Manage the recording of ticket revenues by coordinating with the Events ticketing team to reconcile revenues and cash to the manifest, identifying the applicable sales tax and supervising the service fees reconciliation.

  • Manage the major expenses (e.g., venue settlements) while supervising all other expenses by working with business groups and tracking expenses on a real-time basis to ensure costs adhere to the approved budgeted amount(s).

  • Prepare analytical schedules and variance explanations for budget, forecast and year end close.

  • Event Communications

  • Manage the Event Communications department including tracking the costs associated with the player media tours and rookie orientation program.

General

  • Responsible for ensuring a timely and accurate monthly, quarterly and annual financial close; including accruals, recurring journal entries, reconciliations and variance explanations.

  • Work closely with businesses to coordinate annual budgets and forecasts, including documentation of all assumptions and contractual obligations, to achieve business goals.

  • Manage, document and track the financial terms and obligations of relevant expense contracts.

  • Establish and manage relationships with both internal departments and external vendors

  • Analyze current process and identify opportunities to improve and maximize efficiency.

  • Review Operating files and invoice requests for validity and accuracy.

  • Manage one (1) direct report for the facilitation of day-to-day operations.

  • Provide support to external auditors as requested.

  • Perform Special projects/other miscellaneous and departmental related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Accounting or finance degree from a four-year college or university, preferred.

  • 6+ years of relevant work experience including budgeting/forecasting and month-end close.

  • Experience with event or project accounting is a plus.

  • Ability to take initiative on problem solving and effectively manage multiple assignments, priorities and deadlines in a timely, efficient and effective manner, with attention to detail and commitment to a quality work product.

  • Self-motivated and organized individual with strong analytical skills.

  • Travel may be required.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

  • Familiar with business analytics tools. Tagetik/Qlik preferred.

When applying, please be sure to include a cover letter with your salary expectations for this role. We thank all applicants for their interest in this opportunity, however only qualified candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. NO EMAILS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE. We are 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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