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LA Galaxy, Staff Accountant

Carson, CA
Finance & Accounting
Full Time

For more than 20 years, AEG has played a pivotal role in transforming sports and live entertainment. Annually, we host more than 160 million guests, promote more than 10,000 shows and present more than 22,000 events around the world. We are committed to innovation, artistry, and community, and leverage the power of our 300+ venues, leading sports franchises, marquee music brands, integrated entertainment districts, premier ticketing platform and global sponsorship activations, to create memorable moments that give the world reason to cheer. 

Our business is interwoven with the human mind and heart, and we strive to build a diverse and inclusive company that reflects the artists, athletes, and fans that we host; reach beyond traditional boundaries to support the communities in which we operate; and minimize our impact on the environment by adopting sustainable practices throughout our business operations. 

If you want to be challenged to up your game and make a difference, then join us in giving the world reason to cheer!

Position Summary:

The Staff Accountant performs professional-level accounting work in the maintenance and review of fiscal records. The position requires considerable knowledge of accounting principles and functions.  Duties include handling bank-related activities, processing and posting receipts, billing and collections, recording journal entries, completing account reconciliation, performing monthly closing, maintaining accounting files, and preparing/organizing various financial forms, reports, and analyses. This position will assist with ad-hoc projects requested by the VP of Finance and also take on general office support tasks as necessary. These responsibilities and tasks will be coordinated with and supervised by the Director of Finance. This position involves daily interaction with internal departments, vendors, and clients.

Essential Functions:

  • Generate and distribute invoices to sponsors and other clients within the area of business. Maintain an organized file of executed agreements and allocation memos. Follow up with departments and third parties regarding unpaid invoices and provide updates on aging reports. Reconcile billing summary schedules and the general ledger to ensure that all revenue is accounted for. Record allowances and write-offs for uncollectible amounts. Handle internal and external inquiries regarding accounts receivable-related matters.
  • Manage ticketing related items, reconcile ticketing report to bank receipts, and record journal entries related to game statements.  Reconcile deferred ticketing revenue account and generate various ticketing reports in BackOffice. Reconcile and record settlements with DHSP and MLS.  Assist with other third-party settlements for domestic exhibition games, as needed.
  • Review, process, record and monitor all banking related activities, which include reviewing daily bank reports, initiating wire payments, preparing deposits, recording receipts, completing bank reconciliations, placing stop payments, and monitoring positive pay and ACH.
  • Reconcile receipts and record journal entries related to soccer programs and field rentals held at various locations, including Galaxy Park and Soccer Center.
  • Prepare and record other journal entries related to revenue recognition/deferral, prepaid expense, expense reclasses, and other accounts on the Trail Balance.
  • Upload payroll files and reconcile the payroll clearing account.  Record journal entries related to payroll, including: fees, and salary recharge to other departments/entities.
  • Add new fixed assets to the system as they are processed, and run monthly depreciation.  Review and evaluate existing assets to see if write-offs and disposals are needed.
  • Assist with annually, quarterly, and monthly recurring payments including but not limited to: MLS settlements, monthly rents, use tax, and other payments.
  • Provide support and assistance as needed for audits, income tax filing, MLS league reporting, and other ad-hoc projects for management.
  • Perform other accounting and general office duties as requested.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum education level of: BA/BS Degree (4-year) in Business, Accounting, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of related work experience
  • Working knowledge of Oracle (JD Edwards) accounting software, including Concur, other internally developed software, etc
  • Must have considerable knowledge of accounting principles (i.e. Balance Sheet, P&L, journal entries, debits, credits, accruals etc.) and accounting functions
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and ability to learn required business systems
  • Ability to accurately input information using a moderately complex computer system/financial application.
  • Ability to work independently and complete duties and projects with little direct supervision.
  • Must have strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to multitask on various regular duties and ad-hoc assignments.
  • Ability to accurately work under pressure in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to read, listen, and communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or collaborate with others.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work extended hours during evenings and weekends as required.

Pay Scale: $67,000 - $75,000

AEG reserves the right to change or modify the employee’s job description whether orally or in writing, at any time during the employment relationship. AEG may require an employee to perform duties outside his/her normal description.