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Senior Accountant

companyNESN LTD
locationWatertown, MA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Job Description

Reporting to the Controller and as part of NESN’s Finance team, this position is responsible for ensuring business transactions are reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. This position will have a lead role in the day-to-day general ledger accounting as well as NESN’s monthly close process. This position requires strong accounting aptitude, have well developed interpersonal skills, and be able to problem solve.

We believe in the potential within every individual. If you’re passionate about this role, we encourage you to apply even if you do not meet all of the requirements that are listed within this job description.

Please note: This position requires an onsite presence of 4 days per week with one day remote.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for multiple bank reconciliations for NESN & SportsNet Pittsburgh
  • Summarize timely financial status by collecting information for cash flow, balance sheet, and P&L
  • Cash flow modeling, budgeting, and forecasting
  • Track & record intercompany transactions
  • Ensure the accuracy of accounting information by recording, verifying, reconciling, consolidating, and entering transactions.
  • Verify proper expense coding for invoices & credit card transactions
  • Identify, recommend, and implement improved accounting and reporting processes.
  • Support timely completion of all external audits by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts and providing information for auditors.
  • Support business processes and accounting policies and prepare corresponding documentation.
  • Partner with various business leads on expense tracking, accruals, and other matters
  • Successfully complete other related tasks and projects as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience; public accounting audit experience preferred.
  • Excellent MS Office skills, including advanced Excel.
  • Excellent organization & time management skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of Broadcast Media industry's concepts, practices, and procedures a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Great Plains or other similar accounting systems
  • Effectively able to work cross-functionally within the organization.
  • Strong sense of pace and urgency; ensures work is completed in the expected timelines.

We believe that when team members feel supported, they are more engaged, productive, and innovative. If you're looking for a workplace that celebrates people and their personal and professional growth, you've come to the right place.

Some of the benefits we provide include:

  • Medical and Dental plans which are currently funded by NESN at approximately 85%
  • Pre-Tax HSA, FSA and Dependent Care Account
  • 401(k) plan with employer match of 100% up to the first 6% of compensation, 3% contribution through Safe Harbor and discretionary profit sharing of up to 6%.
  • Life Insurance, AD&D, Short and Long-Term Disability which are currently 100% funded by NESN
  • Paid parental leave
  • Time Off Benefits - Eligible NESN Employees accrue Paid Time Off equaling 160 hours or 20 days for the full year
  • Team Store Discounts - Employees will receive a discount of 50% at the Red Sox Team Store and 25% off at the Bruins Pro Shop with a valid NESN Employee ID
  • Paid Volunteerism - NESN provides eligible employees with up to 24 hours (3 days) of paid time to participate in NESN Connects events.
  • Tuition Reimbursement - NESN provides a generous Tuition Reimbursement Program to assist employees who aspire to further their education to learn & grow within their careers.
  • LinkedIn Learning Courses - Eligible employees receive a free membership to LinkedIn Learning which provides on-demand learning to thousands of courses anytime, anywhere from your computer to your mobile device.
  • MBTA Reimbursement - Eligible employees may be reimbursed up to $100 per month for the use of Mass Transit if it is their primary mode of transportation to & from work
  • Travel Assistance & ID Theft Protection
  • Estate Guidance - The Hartford helps employees protect their family’s future by creating a customized and legally binding will online using a simple but comprehensive online questionnaire.
  • Additional Perks & Employee Discounts - As a NESN employee, you are eligible for other discounts & perks such as pet insurance, tickets, travel, dry cleaning, mobile phones, and much more!

Who We Are

NESN (New England Sports Network) is owned by Fenway Sports Group, which also owns the Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Penguins among other holdings, and Delaware North, owners of the Boston Bruins. NESN is delivered throughout the six-state New England region and nationally as NESN National. The definitive source for New England sports programming, NESN consistently has been one of the top-rated regional sports networks in the country, with a reputation for innovative and award-winning production of sports events and specials.

As of Fall 2023, NESN manages SportsNet Pittsburgh, a newly branded regional sports network that televises Pittsburgh Penguins and Pirates games, as well as local college sports, original content and more in PA, WV, and portions of MD, OH and NY.

Our professional environment is passionate, adaptable, creative, and filled with aspiring individuals who are driven to grow with our company. Our core values are at the heart of who we are. We have a spontaneous and vibrant culture, and we truly believe in team spirit and collaboration.

NESN is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities for all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, genetic information, military service, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law. Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans are especially encouraged to apply.

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