Senior Accountant

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
Requisition ID
Corporate - Finance
Functional Area


About Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp.

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. (MSG Entertainment) is a leader in live entertainment.  The Company presents or hosts a broad array of events in its diverse collection of venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; and The Chicago Theatre. MSG Entertainment is also building a new state-of-the-art venue in Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian. In addition, the Company features the original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces the Boston Calling Music Festival. The Company’s two regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, deliver a wide range of live sports content and other programming. Also under the MSG Entertainment umbrella is Tao Group Hospitality, with entertainment dining and nightlife brands including: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Beauty & Essex, Cathédrale, Hakkasan and Omnia. More information is available at


Role Summary

The Senior Accountant will handle day-to-day accounting duties for Sphere construction in Las Vegas and London. Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, this position will be responsible for the monthly and quarterly close process, as well as supporting internal and external audit requests.

This position will be responsible for Las Vegas and London complete and accurate recording of expenses and construction in progress, including differentiating between several entities and departments.

This position will assist the month-end process by preparing journal entries, ensuring they are adequately supported. Additionally, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for gathering documentation that supports the balance sheet accounts and prepare schedules for post-close analysis.

In addition, the Senior Accountant will support the Senior Accounting Director with ad-hoc requests and special projects from local operational teams as well as Corporate HQ in New York.

Specific Functions/Activities Summary

  • Prepare detailed, documented, month-end journal entries for review and approval. Reconcile balance sheet with proper support.
  • Assist with post close analyses and reports, including preparation of Audit schedules as needed for our SEC and our statutory UK reporting
  • Manage FX inputs & track monthly changes in Intercompany balances to recognize translation and transaction gain/loss
  • Work closely with the local Las Vegas and London teams to prepare and support monthly accrual process
  • Prepare and reconcile monthly and cumulative schedules for construction in progress
  • Assist local and corporate teams with supporting documentation for preparation of various compliance reporting such as federal and state tax returns, property tax filings, etc.
  • Compile quarterly VAT data & coordinate filings with the UK tax authority.
  • Assist in 10-Q and 10-K report inputs and review


  • 4+ years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree required; Finance/Accounting preferred.
  • Prior experience with foreign subsidiaries and currencies required
  • Prior experience with construction helpful
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • This role may require the individual to work limited overtime, particularly during month-end close. The individual will need to be flexible with their schedule.
  • Some travel required to Las Vegas, NV for on-site meetings and work

Operational Skills

  • Organization and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented – must have drive and desire to research and resolve variances.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Be a self-starter, have a sense of urgency and be a dedicated team player.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment and respond accordingly.
  • Be creative and innovative to achieve results.
  • High level of energy and commitment - must display a positive, confident assertive personality and be able to work on projects until completion.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of management.

Technical/Functional Competencies

  • Strong skills in Excel required.
  • Preferred systems experience includes Oracle, Coupa, Concur.

The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.


Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

EEO Statement

At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required.


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