Looking for a job? Here's a cool opportunity that just might be a great new start for the right person.
The position: Director of accounting for the New York Knicks
Location: New York City
Job duties: Maintains the general ledger and accounting records for the New York Knicks and New York Liberty. Will direct the daily activities of a staff accountant and senior staff accountant. Manages the monthly closing process and prepares monthly financial statements. Maintains and reviews balance sheet and income statement analyses for general ledger accounts. Prepares biweekly player payroll. Resolves payroll-related issues. Meets with internal, independent and league auditors as necessary. Assists with the preparation of the annual budget and quarterly forecasts.
The company: The New York Knicks organization is a professional basketball team. The person hired for this position would actually be an employee of Madison Square Garden's sports division called MSG Sports, which owns the Knicks.
Requirements: Bachelor's degree in accounting is required, with an MBA or CPA a big plus. Must have at least eight years accounting experience. Applicants must have excellent communications skills and maintain strong attention to detail. Requires ability to perform well in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Must be able to successfully keep multiple projects on track. Requires a solid understanding of GAAP and corporate accounting policies. Must be proficient in Excel and have a good working knowledge of accounting systems and other automated tools.
Extra perks: Working in Madison Square Garden, you will be able to do lots of celebrity watching, and will also get to see some of your favorite professional athletes.
Interesting info: According to its website, Madison Square Garden does not distribute backstage passes for any of their events, so you don't need to worry about friends bugging you to try and get passes for them.
Other opportunities: The staff accountant position is currently open. They also need a director of corporate entertainment solutions, which has a base pay range from $83,000 to $150,000 a year. There are lots of sales positions, and they also need a graphics scheduling coordinator and a security supervisor.