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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Senior Accountant-Sphere Studios


Who are we hiring?
This position will handle day-to-day Accounting duties for Sphere Studios and Ventures. Reporting to the Manager of Accounting, the Senior Accountant will be responsible for parts of the monthly and quarterly close process, as well as supporting internal and external audit requests. This position will be responsible for Sphere Studios complete and accurate recording of expenses, including differentiating between several entities and departments, as well as accounting for various production initiatives. Additionally, this position will assist with keeping track of fixed assets additions. 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 both Sphere Studios’ operational teams as well as Corporate HQ in New York.

What will you do?

  • 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
  • Work cross-functionally with Production and Finance to prepare project summaries and review ongoing and forecasted production initiatives to ensure adequate recording and accruals
  • Work with Production accountants to accurately record transactions in General Ledger and Subledger systems
  • Review fixed assets monthly additions to confirm proper classification, location, and taxability
  • 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.
  • Assist in 10-Q and 10-K report inputs and review

What do you need to succeed?

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 include Oracle, Coupa, Concur.


  • 4+ years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree required, Finance/Accounting preferred.
  • Prior experience with content production helpful
  • CPA strongly preferred

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
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. #LI-TT1

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