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Vice President, Finance

Arizona Cardinals

Apply by 7/31/2024

Posted 2 weeks ago



Tempe, AZ, USA

Job Type

Job Description

With the importance of efficient and correct reporting to the league, learning the business, the finance and accounting functions and systems will be critical to your immediate and long-term success in the role. The Vice President, Finance will assess the finance and accounting team, learning each person’s capability and potential to ensure team members are set for success and development. Our new colleague will also be involved with the RFP and implementation process for a new accounting system as well as the internal controls review. The Vice President, Finance will collaborate across the organization, working with other teams to improve the overall operations of the Arizona Cardinals.

Primary Job Duties:

The Vice President, Finance, will have the daily responsibilities including, without limitation, to the following:

  • Oversee the preparation and analysis of accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and annual close and reporting efforts in accordance with GAAP.
  • Maintain the general ledger and review/approval of all daily entries to ensure all financial transactions are properly recorded, filed and reported for the club and its subsidiaries.
  • Prepare financial statements and other required financial reports to meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders including the NFL.
  • Collaborate, manage and conduct auditing program services and procedures to ensure records are accurately maintained and that established policies and practices are satisfactory and consistently followed. Partner with outside auditors, ensuring plans are efficient.
  • Function as the technical accounting expert performing research and preparing memos as needed to support accounting positions, as required, for audits.
  • Partner with the Director of Financial Planning and Analysis in the development and preparation of budget and financial plans based on research, data collection and input from department managers for the general management and administration of the Club, Accounting Department and other departments as requested.
  • Operationalize accounting systems and processes to deliver continuous improvements while maintaining a strong system of internal controls. Develop systems to aid in reconciliations and prevent errors in data collection and calculations.
  • Provide input on the process for the selection of a new accounting system, including the RFP and implementation while ensuring the new system effectively supports the business beyond finance.
  • Motivate and lead accounting team members by setting clear expectations and providing helpful feedback. Develop and manage the finance department personnel including the general ledger, accounts payable and accounts receivable teams.
  • Maintain banking relationships and monitor cash balances for the Club and subsidiaries.
  • Ensure required deadlines are met for monthly close, financial reporting, sales and income tax processing, annual audit submissions, procedure report submissions and ad hoc reports.
  • Assist in the development of performance action plans for your team's growth, including reviewing the annual technical training plan.
  • Other duties as assigned

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Qualifications Required

  • Possesses a high level of business acumen; thinks about the broader business beyond the finance organization.
  • Experience as a CPA.  Minimum experience leading finance and/or accounting teams at the Controller or Director level within a privately held, mid-size company. Has specific experience improving processes and systems in a collaborative manner. Additional exposure to larger, publicly traded companies is also valued.
  • Served as a finance or accounting leader within a complex organizational structure, especially in companies with multiple independent business units. Experience within professional sports is strongly preferred.
  • Strong accounting skills with additional experience with reporting, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Skills in business operations, process improvement, strategic planning, leadership, budget management, project management and staffing management.
  • A strong understanding of GAAP and the ability to research technical accounting issues and develop accounting positions.

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