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Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA D-League), TFC II (USL) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors Esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work.

MLSE also owns and operates Scotiabank Arena, Canada’s premier sports & entertainment venue hosting more than 200 events each year, as well as two digital channels (Leafs Nation Network and NBA TV Canada), and has a partnership with Live Nation (the biggest concert promoter in the world). MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities – Coca-Cola Coliseum, BMO Field, BMO Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC's Academy and the First Team's practice facility, the Toronto Raptors’ training facility and the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.

MLSE’s common purpose is to unite and empower employees to deliver extraordinary moments to our fans and each other.

Job Description

In the role of Accountant, you will be a part of MLSE’s multifaceted and engaging Finance team, responsible for supporting MLSE Foundation and MLSE LaunchPad finance functions. You will report directly to the Manager, Accounting & Administration, and work closely with MLSE Foundation and MLSE LaunchPad groups to accurately report financial results.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead general accounting duties, including preparing monthly journal entries and accruals

  • Maintain accounting schedules and reconciliations of various financial accounts

  • Perform month-end P&L analysis to ensure accuracy, completeness, and reasonability for supported departments

  • Work with MLSE Foundation and MLSE LaunchPad business operation teams to review significant account variances to plan and prior year, and understand business trends and forecasts

  • Maintain capital assets schedules

  • Assist in business planning

  • Assist with the preparation of the annual financial documents including supporting information for notes

  • Provide support in the coordination of external auditor requests

  • Complete the tax receipting process in a timely manner

  • Lead special projects and perform analysis on an ad-hoc basis

Qualifications

Note: Before reviewing the qualifications listed below, we want you to know that we understand you may not meet all the qualifications described and have other relevant expertise and experience. We invite you to please share this with us in the "Message to the Hiring Manager" section of our online application.

  • You are passionate about the not-for-profit sector and community engagement

  • You have earned a post graduate degree or diploma preferably in Business Administration, Finance or Commerce

  • You have a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant accounting experience

  • You are enrolled in or in the process of acquiring a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation

  • You are highly analytical and detail oriented, with a focus on continuous improvement

  • You have strong interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

  • You possess a keen ability to build and lead effective working relationships with other departments and external partners

  • You demonstrate initiative and can work independently and as part of a team

  • You possess outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to independently lead and prioritize work activities and inputs

  • You have an outstanding understanding of MS Office and are a wizard with MS Excel!

  • Your experience with Oracle Cloud ERP and Salesforce CRM makes you an asset

  • Your knowledge of Canada Revenue Agency’s Receipting and Books and Records rules helps you stand out from the rest!

Additional Information

Apply by: November 8, 2022

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process.

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