Our Accountant will be responsible for managing the daily accounting and financial activities for the Little Caesars Amateur Sports Program (LCASP) and Ilitch Charities, including budgeting, financial projections, financial policies and procedures and internal financial analysis and reporting. Provides input into the period end Business Unit reviews (BUR), generates and disseminates financial or ad hoc reports as needed.
Essential Job Functions:
Manage all financial activities, including capital and operating budgets (forecasting and reconciliation), bank reconciliations, disbursements, accounts payables and receivables, general ledger, etc.
Create and present information at monthly business unit reviews.
Maintain Fixed Assets including capitalization from construction process to property, plant and equipment.
Execute monthly and year-end financial close process.
Create and report against two-year capital and operating budgets.
Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, financial position forecasts (cash, profit and capital) or other requested data.
Review and approve contracts, financial and operating agreements, purchase orders and expense reports in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Recommend and assist with the implementation of revenue enhancements and cost reduction opportunities.
Create and generate periodic or ad hoc reporting.
Recommend new or changes to corporate accounting policies and ensure compliance to corporate policies.
Supplemental Job Functions:
Take the lead on migrating Ilitch Charities financial system from Quick Books to Infinium.
Will perform other financial analysis, benchmarking analysis as assigned by the VP of Corporate Relations.
Will assist in supporting fund raising events as assigned by the VP of Corporate Relations.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance or related degree.
Minimum of seven (7) years accounting or finance experience including budgets, general ledger, bank reconciliations, accounts payable and receivable, etc.
Demonstrated knowledge in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Proficiency with various accounting and reporting software programs (ERP, Oracle based programs, FRX, Crystal Reporting) or equivalent systems.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office software with expertise in Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
Demonstrated ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gather and analyze information.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate complex financial data to a non-technical audience.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, time-sensitive priorities with a results-oriented approach.
Demonstrates sound judgment-making ability and willingness to exhibit sound and accurate judgment in a timely manner.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge & proficiency in Infinium or QuickBooks software.
Working knowledge or experience with amateur sports programs.
Knowledge or prior experience with non-profit entities.
Knowledge of Amateur Sports programs.
Knowledge of non-for-profit entities.
Ilitch Charities offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental and prescription coverage, 401k with company match, on-site child care, adoption benefits, free parking and exciting sports and entertainment perks!
IT Manager, Network & Systems - Detroit Red Wings (Detroit, MI)
Olympia Entertainment, a Detroit-based company owned by entrepreneurs Michael and Marian Ilitch, is one of the country’s most diverse sports and entertainment companies and the largest of its kind in the Midwest. The company owns and operates Detroit’s Fox Theatre and the intimate City Theatre; books and operates Joe Louis Arena and books Comerica Park. Olympia Entertainment also handles business operations for the Detroit Red Wings.
The Little Caesars Arena— the new home of the Detroit Red Wings— is currently under construction and set to open in September, 2017. It will be the crown jewel of The District Detroit, a major development project which is transforming 50 underutilized blocks in the downtown's core into vibrant offices, restaurants, shops, housing and venues. Our goal is to connect communities and revitalize this important area between Downtown and Midtown and be a catalyst for more development in the area. The District Detroit will connect these venues into one contiguous, walkable area, where families, sports fans, entrepreneurs, job seekers, entertainment lovers and others who crave a vibrant urban setting can connect with each other and the city they love.
Olympia Entertainment is seeking a IT Manager, Network & Systems. This position is responsible for managing technical support and guidance to the company's users, events and venue community. This position is also responsible for the planning, design, installation, and administration of a complex, highly-available network infrastructure that supports leading edge business, hockey and venue systems. Directly manage and oversee work performed by multiple colleagues within the Information Technology department. This position will have high-level authority on level issues related to the Network and Systems division.
Partners effectively with all levels of the organization and act as a strategic consultant with business leaders to provide support and guidance to OEI’s users, events and venue community.
Collaborate with Network Security to ensure the protection of the organizations technology and intellectual assets.
Develop metrics and scorecards of network availability and performance for management.
Troubleshoots and support an enterprise storage environment using a wide range of Dell Compellent technologies.
Engineer IP routing solutions to meet business objectives, and troubleshoot complex IP issues as necessary.
Provide both technical and operational support in the distribution of game and programming content to all arena concourses, suites, clubs, fan shops and meeting spaces during the live event production for all DEC and third party events as well as daily support of the OEI business offices.
Program and operate the following equipment; satellite receivers, video projectors, media players, TV sets and control systems as it relates to content distribution throughout the OEI venues and facilities.
Troubleshoot and maintains quality RF signal flow to the DEC suites, concourses, clubs, offices as well as any viewable public areas throughout the DEC facility.
Keep current on emerging technologies, research their impact on business operations and make recommendation of implementation. Initiate training and development opportunities.
Directly manage and administer work to multiple colleagues within the Information Technology department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training colleagues; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining colleagues; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Supplemental Job Functions:
Maintain knowledge on new and emerging technologies reading technology periodicals, evaluating and recommending new technologies and attending trade-shows, technical seminars and training sessions
Secondary support for network/telecommunications infrastructure
Performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Bachelor's degree in computer science or related experience.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a server/storage administrator, solutions architect and enterprise application implementations in an Windows/VMware/SQL environment with two (2) years working in a managerial role that includes interviewing, hiring, advancement, coaching and development or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work
Demonstrate the ability to adapt strategy to the changing solutions and evolving needs of the business; is intuitive and displays original thinking and creativity for improving work.
Proficient with Microsoft products and technologies including Windows based server and client operating systems, MS Office, Active Directory, MS Exchange, MS SharePoint, etc.
Exposure to and familiarity with MAC OS X is a plus.
Proficient with installation and configuration of computer hardware and software.
Systemic and consistent troubleshooting skills with the ability to make sound business judgments and alternative options.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively communicate with a technical and non-technical audience.
Demonstrate ability to direct Network and System project teams and interface with other team project members as needed.
Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards and consistently demonstrates a customer focus attitude.
Working knowledge of safety and security procedures
Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, under the pressure and stress of a typical broadcast environment.
Preferred Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of the sports and entertainment industry
A+ or MCSE experience
Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
Exposure to high noise level
Frequent visual/auditory attention
Ability to lift 50lbs.
Olympia Entertainment offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including: medical/dental/prescription coverage, 401k with company match, adoption benefits, and exciting sports and entertainment perks! In addition to Olympia Entertainment, Ilitch companies in the food, sports and entertainment industries include: the Detroit Red Wings, the Detroit Tigers, Little Caesars, Olympia Development, Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, Champion Foods, Ilitch Holdings, Inc., Little Caesars Pizza Kit Fundraising Program, and a variety of venues within these entities.
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