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Delaware North Controller, UBS Arena in Elmont, New York

The Opportunity

Delaware North Sport Service is searching for a Controller to join our team at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York. In this role, you will be responsible for a variety of accounting functions, including performing financial reporting, closing the books, consolidating financial results, and performing Accounts Payable invoice approvals. You'll collaborate with the Sportservice and UBS Arena leadership and corporate accounting (known as Global Business Services) to continuously improve efficacy handoffs or transitions of work.

UBS Arena is a $1.5 billion multi-purpose arena under construction in Elmont, New York, next to the Belmont Park race track. Projected to open for the 2021–22 NHL season, the arena will serve as the home of the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League (NHL) and will host around 150 major events annually.


  • Manages the accounting function at the unit, including direct leadership, supervision, and effective management of unit accounting and cash room associates.

  • Ensures team is knowledgable of policies, procedures, and internal controls. Completes audits to ensure compliance.

  • Executes strategies and standards related to accounting policy, financial reporting, general ledger maintenance, budgeting, and financial systems and controls.

  • Manages the monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting close processes for the business unit.

  • Supports annual plan and projection process for business unit, provides insightful review of year-over-year changes and recommends areas of focus to improve operating margins.

  • Leads or assists with ad hoc analyses of the finances and prepares reports to facilitate decision making.

  • Perform a variety of complex accounting tasks, applying accepted procedures to the preparation and maintenance of accounting and other records.

  • Identify Delaware North client exceptions to the standard Accounting processes and identify, in conjunction with business unit leadership, ways to gradually shift client’s expectations towards Delaware North’s standard practices.

  • Work closely with Global Business Services to continuously improve efficacy handoffs or transitions of work.

  • Responsible for analyzing and reporting variances and driving month-end accounting duties.

  • Oversee audit requirements and cash management.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or associate's degree in business related curriculum coupled with relevant prior accounting experience.

  • Prefer 3+ years of accounting experience including previous supervisory experience (cash management, inventory control and auditing experience a plus). Hospitality industry experience highly preferred.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

  • Experience in supervising complex accounting teams.

  • Deep understanding of Finance and Accounting processes.

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

  • Expertise in driving continuous improvement and business process management.

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Office and PeopleSoft Financials or similar accounting software.

  • Understanding of how to drive effective performance management.

  • Facilitation, detailed collaboration, and effective communication.

Who We Are

At Delaware North, you’ll love where you work, who you work with, and how your day unfolds. Whether it’s in sporting venues, casinos, airports, national parks, iconic hotels, or premier restaurants, there’s no telling where your career can ultimately take you. We empower you to do great work in a company with 100 years of success, stability and growth. If you have drive and enjoy the thrill of making things happen - share our vision and grow with us.

Delaware North Companies, Incorporated and its subsidiaries consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status. Delaware North is an equal opportunity employer.