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Sinclair Broadcast Group Senior Staff Accountant in New York, New York

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Bally Sports mission is to build a transformative, participatory sports platform, anchored by the most exclusive and relevant live professional games, that provides fans a year-round opportunity to engage with content and communities they are most passionate about.

The Position:

We are seeking a dynamic Senior Staff Accountant work in the General Accounting group. This position will work extensively with members of the Finance and Accounting groups to book adjustments related to general, rights and production accounting. Reporting to the Accounting Director, we are looking for someone who is able to work independently, strive to resolve issues and complete tasks without supervision. Additionally, the Senior Staff Accountant will maintain rights schedules and perform monthly variance analyses on the assigned networks. To be successful in the role, you must able to handle a large volume of tasks and possess the ability to prioritize and closely with business units to complete assigned responsibilities.

The Game Plan:

(What you'll do)

  • Responsible for the close process for several sports networks

  • Prepare monthly rights amortization and production flash accruals

  • Prepare monthly close adjustments including, but not limited to, balance sheet reclassifications, accruals, revenue recognition, rights and production

  • Prepare adjusting entries in a timely manner

  • Interact directly with Finance group to obtain proposed journal entries, resolve unusual items or discrepancies/reclassifications

  • Prepare monthly variance analysis which will be provided to management

  • Variance analysis including rights, production and season trend analysis

  • Prepare monthly financial statement packages for applicable networks

  • Prepare accounts reconciliations for assigned networks

  • Active role in implementing process improvements and internal controls testing to ensure compliance with Company policy and SOX

  • Assist with internal and external audit requests

  • Ensure completion of quarterly reporting schedules

  • Prepare monthly cash flows in a timely manner ensuring all deadlines are met

  • Monitor standardization of accounting policies across networks, ensuring consistency in treatment and submissions from Finance to streamline processes

  • Responsible for ad hoc reporting, analysis and/or other projects as needed

The Stats:

(What to bring)

  • 2+ years accounting experience required

  • Bachelor degree in Finance or Accounting required

  • Ability to handle large volume of entries for review given deadline constraints

  • Detail oriented while maintaining efficiency

  • Self-starter, accountable and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to multi-task with attention to detail, accuracy and excellent follow up

  • Ability to work independently following prescribed schedules and be resourceful

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required

  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills, and the aptitude to communicate with all levels of management

The base salary compensation range for this role is $80,000 to $95,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.


Diamond Sports Group, L.L.C, an independently-managed and unconsolidated subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About us:

Diamond Sports Group LLC, an independently-managed and unconsolidated subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., owns the Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks (RSNs), the nation’s leading provider of local sports. Its 17 owned-and-operated RSNs include: Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Great Lakes, Bally Sports Indiana, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Midwest, Bally Sports New Orleans, Bally Sports North, Bally Sports Ohio, Bally Sports Oklahoma, Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports South, Bally Sports Southeast, Bally Sports Southwest, Bally Sports Sun, Bally Sports West, and Bally Sports Wisconsin. The Bally Sports RSNs serve as the TV home to more than half of all MLB, NHL and NBA teams based in the United States. Diamond Sports Group also has a joint venture in Marquee, the home of the Chicago Cubs, and a minority interest in the YES Network, the local destination for the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets. Diamond RSNs produce approximately 5,000 live local professional telecasts each year in addition to a wide variety of locally produced sports events and programs each year.