Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement

Senior Accountant

Chicago Cubs
Chicago, Illinois, United States (on-site)
22 days ago


JOB TITLE: Senior Accountant                                                             

DEPARTMENT: Accounting

REPORTS TO: Accounting manager

FLSA: Exempt


The Senior Accountant is dedicated to multiple, specified departments and subsidiaries, and for that population, has primary responsibility for daily, monthly and annual accounting processes.  He/she analyzes and administers the company's daily financial operations and activity on a timely basis in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and the Company’s accounting policies and procedures.


-Review and record the financial activity of assigned subsidiaries during monthly, quarterly and annual closing procedures.

-Ensure all revenues, expenses and balance sheet items are recorded and result in accurate and timely presentation of the financial condition of the Company in accordance with GAAP.

-Perform balance sheet account reconciliations to include analysis and support independent of the general ledger to validate the accuracy and completeness of financial activity and presentation of assets and liabilities.

-Serve as the primary accounting contact for multiple department heads and staff which involves (i) providing and analyzing key financial information, (ii) evaluating and presenting financial impacts of department activities and (iii) serving as the main resource for general questions related to accounting, general ledger coding and financial reporting.

-Perform monthly variance analysis on financial results compared to budgeted and historical data. Clearly document results of variance analysis to support monthly financial statement review of actuals and communicate with the Finance team to ensure knowledge transfer for updates required for planned/projected financials.

-Calculate taxes, file returns, and initiate tax payments for specified business units.

-Elevate accounting and close issues to management, as deemed necessary, and support resolution of issues raised.

-Evaluate current accounting procedures to identify opportunities for continuous improvement to increase efficiency and accuracy of accounting processes.

-Assist in preparation of supporting schedules and financial statement reports for multiple audits, including audits performed by public accounting firm(s), Major League Baseball and government entities.

-Assist with the implementation of new accounting guidance, as applicable.

-Perform other responsibilities as assigned, which may include assistance with income tax returns and preparing the annual plan for designated subsidiary(ies). 



-A four-year undergraduate degree in Accounting from an accredited university or college

-Minimum of 1.5 years of accounting and/or audit experience (2 busy seasons)

-CPA or progression toward CPA

-Strong accounting knowledge, interpersonal skills and analytical skills

-Demonstrated ability to work in an organized manner and manage time efficiently and effectively

-Ability to prioritize workload; take ownership and administer projects with little guidance


-Advanced degree

-Big Four audit experience

-3-4 years of accounting and/or audit experience

-Experience with NetSuite, Adaptive Insights, Salesforce CR

Job Information

  • Job ID: 71399124
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Senior Accountant
  • Company Name For Job: Chicago Cubs
  • Industry: Entertainment / Sports
  • Job Function: Accounting/Finance
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite

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