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Manager of Disbursements - Chicago Cubs (Chicago, IL)

ROLE

This position is responsible for managing the accounting activities, processes and procedures surrounding payroll and accounts payable including ensuring adequate controls are in place.  Position responsibilities include doing analysis of the company's disbursements-related financial activity on a timely basis in accordance with accounting policies and procedures in addition to generally accepted accounting principles. This position is responsible for all Ricketts owned companies.

RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Ensure timely and accurate Payroll which includes verification of changes to regular pay, proper system set up/maintenance for Payroll and GL accuracy, and submission of bank and tax files

·         Efficiently manage the accounts payable process ensuring accurate and timely payments, maintaining proper controls over approved vendors, compliance with 1099 reporting requirements and completing the annual 1099 filings

·         Ensure the Company’s general ledger is accurate each month with respect to payroll and payables, including review of payroll and A/P journal entries, reviewing financials for accuracy, and performing timely and accurate review of balance sheet reconciliations  performed by the disbursements accountant

·         Provide guidance to Finance and Accounting, and review submissions as necessary, for the annual plan and monthly projections for payroll and benefits

·         Work cross-functionally with HR to optimize the payroll process, including assessing and documenting processes and implementing process improvements

·         Provide audit and tax assistance as required

·         Ensure compliance with IRS and local jurisdictions by processing payments and reviewing tax filings completed by the third party processor

·         Serve as the business owner of payables and payroll systems, being the key internal point of contact for questions, administration, implementation of upgrades

·         Make withholding payments and submit tax filings for Charities’ 50-50 raffle winners

·         Manage payroll and accounts payable staff who:

·         Perform daily/weekly A/P and Payroll processing

·         Perform disbursements-related accounting responsibilities

·         Oversee the company’s credit card programs (Purchasing Card, T&E Card, Executive Card), including training and compliance with policies

·         Maintain the business travel agency program, including monitoring company preferred status and discounts, serving as the point person for customer service questions, and maintaining the employee site

DECISION-MAKING RESPONSIBILITIES

·         Annual plan and monthly projection submissions

·         Day to day payroll and payables operational decisions

·         Resolution of reconciling items

·         Personnel decisions for her staff

·         Payroll tax matters

·         Software (Chrome River, Ultipro) trouble-shooting issues

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

·         Demonstrated strong accounting and analytical skills

·         Demonstrated strong attention to detail

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Excel

·         Demonstrated interpersonal and customer service skills

·         At least 5 years’ experience, including in a management role

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATONS

·         Payroll and/or accounts payable experience

·         Disbursements, payroll and/or banking systems management experience

·         Disbursements and/or payroll system implementation experience

·         Advanced degree

·         CPA

The Chicago Cubs are an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Financial Planning and Analysis Manager - Oakland Athletics (Oakland, CA)

Financial Planning and Analysis Manager

Department: Finance   

Reports to: Senior Director of Finance

Job Classification: Exempt

City/State: Oakland, CA       
                    

Description:

The Oakland Athletics are currently seeking a Full-Time Financial Planning and Analysis Manager. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Finance. The Financial Planning and Analysis Manager is responsible for, but not limited to the following:

Responsibilities:

• Prepare financial reports, presentations, and analysis, including charts, graphs and other visual aids for Senior Management, Board and Investors.
• Monitor analysis of business trends, variances to budget/forecast, and key performance indicators.
• Develop, interpret, and implement complex financial concepts and models for financial planning and control and to aid in the validation of existing forecasts.
• Analyze financial information to forecast business, industry or economic conditions.
• Manage multiple short-term and long-term projects simultaneously, under changing environment.
• Assist in maintaining reporting library.
• Work closely with the data warehouse team to ensure quality, accessibility and consistency of data.
• Ad hoc reports and analysis as assigned by Senior Director and V.P. of Finance.
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s Degree, Finance, Accounting or Economics Emphasis preferred.
• 4 + years of relevant experience.
• Experience in Accounting Software, Great Plains and Reporting Software, Management Reporter preferred.
• Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS CRM, Business intelligence tools and Dashboard reports.
• Understanding of corporate financial planning, reporting & analysis, financial modeling, data management, and costing/profitability methodologies and processes.
• Knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles.
• Ability to think creatively, highly driven, set priorities, problem solve, and self-motivated.
• Ability to manipulate and analyze large, complex, multi-dimensional data sets.
• Excellent people, oral and written communication skills.

The Oakland A’s are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Finance: Payroll
Payroll Specialist - Oakland Athletics (Oakland, CA)

Payroll Specialist

Department: Finance   

Reports to: Payroll Manager

Job Classification:  Non-Exempt

City/State: Oakland, CA       
                    

Description:

The Oakland Athletics are currently seeking a Full-Time Payroll Specialist. This position will report directly to the Payroll Manager. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for processing payroll for hourly employees and assisting with payroll for salaried employees.

Responsibilities:

• Process bi-weekly payroll for hourly employees and ensure timely payroll submissions.
• Assist with semi-monthly payroll for salaried employees.
• Enter all payroll related updates for employees in ADP, including wage and tax adjustments, garnishments, etc.
• Prepare and maintain account reconciliations for payroll related G/L accounts.
• Assist the Senior Accountant on payroll G/L coding and questions.
• Facilitate inquires and requests by staff  regarding payroll in a timely manner.
• Review employee commission reports for accuracy and import into ADP for timely payment.
• Prepare payroll reports for review by management on a bi-weekly basis as well as ad hoc payroll reporting.
• Review ADP invoices and work with ADP to resolve discrepancies.
• Coordinate with HR to ensure timekeeping is accurate and complete.
• Participate in all Company audits, including but not limited to year-end financial audit, MLB revenue sharing audit, 401k audit, pension audit, and worker’s comp audit.
• Special projects as assigned by Payroll Manager or Senior Director of Finance.
• Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications/Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree, accounting emphasis preferred
• 3+ years of payroll experience required, including processing payroll for 100+ employees
• Experience with 3rd party payroll software, automated time-keeping systems, and Microsoft Excel required
• Experience with ADP Workforce Now a plus
• Knowledge of payroll tax practices and laws
• Understanding of accounting principles and ability to reconcile G/L accounts
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to handle confidential matters and information
• Highly motivated, with strong work ethic
• Ability to perform at the highest level in a deadline driven environment and unwavering attention to detail
• Effective time management skills


The Oakland A’s are an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Inventory Control Manager - San Francisco Giants (San Francisco, CA)

Title:  Inventory Control Manager

Department: Retail

Supervisor:  Senior Director, Retail Operations

Status: Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary:

Develop, implement and maintain Retail Pro system procedures and policies.  Process inventory-related Accounts Payable and Retail inventory accounting to ensure accuracy and adherence to accounting guidelines.  

Position Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring timely payment of invoices with proper coding and documentation
  • Complete the month-end closing accurately and timely, including accruals for received but not invoiced goods
  • Process inventory adjustments monthly
  • Identify and resolve any issues or discrepancies between Retail Pro and Accounting
  • Assist in troubleshooting of problem invoices
  • Review daily polling through Retail Pro to ensure accuracy
  • Maintain organized vendor files and vendor information
  • Provide accounting assistance to operations staff, response to financial questions/concerns to meet business needs
  • Establish monthly cycle counts on high theft merchandise
  • Coordination and execution of annual physical inventory
  • Maintain the Open To Buy Report
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting with focus in retail inventory preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or equivalent combination of education and experience required
  • Intermediate spreadsheet skills are required. Employee must have an understanding of GAAP
  • Capacity to design reports and procedure manuals
  • Ability to prioritize and work efficiently with proven results
  • Proficient in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 3 years supervisory experience

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