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The Staff Accountant reports to the Senior Accountant and performs a variety of general accounting duties. The focus of the position is Accounts Receivable, Baseball Operations processing and reporting, as well as assisting the Senior Accountant. The Staff Accountant is responsible for entering transactions into Great Plains and the banking system on a daily basis and maintaining accounting records for all work done in an orderly functional method.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares monthly Dominican Operations payroll wire and reconciles related expenses.

  • Monitors college scholarship general ledger accounts, prepares journal entries as needed, and reconciles all related accounts.

  • Monitors signing bonus general ledger accounts, prepares journal entries as needed, and reconciles all related accounts.

  • Prepares and issues all invoices for radio and TV hotel reimbursements, mascots, ownership chargebacks, and others as needed. Prepares and distributes monthly customer statements. Pursues collection efforts as needed. Prepares and maintains a reconciliation of the receivables journal to the general ledger.

  • Enters daily financial transactions in a journal and ledger; maintains general ledgers, recording the status of various accounts; and reconciles and reports on various ledger accounts as required.

  • Monitors and maintains Florida Operations and Travel Manager petty cash accounts, and Florida Operations and Travel Manager bank account activity.

  • Prepares cash/check deposits for all entities. Researches checks as necessary to ensure they are deposited/credited correctly, including both ticket and suite related collections.

  • Prepares and reconciles credit cards and travel expenses.

  • Acts as a support for the Baseball Operations related expense reports. Maintains tracking schedule of submitted expense reports and submits bi-weekly schedules of expense report batches to payroll for processing.

  • Processes all major league hotel bills from the in season road trips.

  • Tracks Baseball Operations employee incidentals and maintains binder of related support. Supplies players, staff and/or financial advisors with support for payroll deductions upon request.

  • Formats and reviews/audit all affiliate player development costs, and prepares related wire requests.

  • Prepaid Payment Cards (Per Diem Pay Cards):

    • Manages staff accounts and ordering of new cards

    • Audits each request from Baseball Operations to ensure accuracy and update names and proxy numbers as needed

    • Prepares related wire requests for both major and minor league meal money requests. Reconciles each meal money request and prepares taxable schedules for review by the Senior Accountant.

    • Prepares and tracks the reconciliation of this account within prepaid payment card portal and our books.

  • Completes ticketing game revenue after each home stand in order to properly report to MLB.

  • Formats and prepares various additional wires such as airline and train travel, Dominican Republic Lease/Service, legal wires, etc.

  • Works with Senior Accountant(s) to ensure deposits are processed in a timely manner.

  • Prepares schedules and assists with maintaining documents for the Year-End Audit.

  • Assists in the budget process as needed.

  • Any other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements:

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required – preferably in Accounting.

  • Minimum of 1 to 3 years of accounting experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities necessary to perform essential functions

  • Ability to effectively and professionally communicate with all departments and all levels of personnel within the site and the corporate office as well as to external customers

  • Demonstrate initiative, interpersonal, and organizational skills

  • Strong ability to be creative and thrive in a team environment

  • Ability to work overtime if necessary to finalize work product

  • The ability to work efficiently and accurately, detail oriented with solid organizational skills

  • Ability to define problems, collects data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

  • Proficient skills in computer including experience with MS Office products such as Word, Excel, Outlook, etc. and ability to learn and master new software programs including general ledger software packages. Familiarity with Great Plains Accounting software is preferred.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

  • Office: Working conditions are normal for an office environment. Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

All applicants for employment at the Washington Nationals are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to commencing employment. Applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to produce proof of vaccination status prior to their first day of employment. Applicants with qualifying disabilities or bona fide religious objections may be exempted from this requirement or otherwise accommodated if they are unable to be vaccinated.

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