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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Event Accountant - Olympia Entertainment (Detroit, MI)

Job Summary:  
 
The Event Accountant is responsible for preparing event projections, settling events, and generating post event profitability reports for events at all venues.  In addition, provide financial analysis support to the organization for budgeting, forecasting, new long-term agreement opportunities, and ad-hoc requests.
 
Key Responsibilities: 

  • Analyze, prepare and settle events at all Olympia Entertainment and off-premise venues (Joe Louis Arena, Fox Theatre, City Theatre, Comerica Park, Motor City Casino, Little Caesars Arena, etc.). 
  • Set-up, maintain and finalize all event files for events at all Olympia Entertainment venues, including the preparation and entering of journal entries to the general ledger system.
  • Coordinate event execution from a financial perspective; including cash disbursement to artist/promoter, if applicable.
  • Liaison for national and local promoters; public and private events at all OE venues.
  • Provide accounting and financial support to senior level management by compiling, preparing and distributing flash reports, creating reports that analyze costs, estimating break-even points and summarizing net operating income; comparing budget to actual.
  • Provide auditing support to various departments as well as participating in the year-end financial audit for OEI and DRW NHL HRR audit; working with outside auditing services.
  • Maintain event database to ensure all information is accessible and accurate when requested for utilization in budgeting and forecasting future events.
  • Work with the Booking department to prepare break-even analysis on upcoming events, ensuring all show deposits; prepayments and settlement checks/wires are obtained and processed timely.
  • Support the hospitality departments in accounting for private non-ticketed events by auditing their work and preparing invoices for clients, while providing summaries that analyze revenues, costs and labor to maximize their profitability.
  • Reconcile event related general ledger accounts and post numerous financial journal entries each month into the general ledger system
  • Ensure all event data, invoices, contracts etc., flow through and are properly recorded in the accounting system and database.
  • Review and interpret contracts.
  • Act in accordance with corporate accounting policies and procedures; recommend new or changes to current policies and procedures as needed.
  • Prepare weekly and monthly summary reports tying the reports to the monthly P&L’s.
  • Provide financial support (creating proformas & reports) to the company on long-term agreements, contracts and ad-hoc opportunities.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.   

Supplemental Job Functions:

  •  File and organize financial documents.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years of related experience.
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work. 
  • Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards.
  • Problem solving skills that support and enable sound decision making. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy with high standards for quality; ability to keep accurate and detailed records.
  • Knowledge of cash handling procedures and controls.
  • Highly organized, self-directed business style, with strong ability to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with coordinating efforts among various departments and staff levels.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and relationship building skills, with the ability to work across all functions and vertically at all levels of the organization and clients.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once.
  • Strong communication and customer service abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work long or unpredictable hours on weekdays, weekends, and holidays as needed

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the sports and entertainment industry.
  • Knowledge of Infinium.

 
Working Conditions:

  • Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Exposure to moderate noise level.
  • Frequent visual/auditory attention.

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Financial Reporting/Commission Accountant - Olympia Entertainment (Detroit, MI)

Job Summary:  
 
The role provides support in financial reporting and accounting analytics. The financial analyst is responsible for the preparation, coordination and handling of all commission processing.  Collects, interprets and creates reports for complex commission reporting.  This position represents the company with external auditors.   This position handles confidential, proprietary information on a regular basis.  Consults with all levels of management regarding sales and commissions.
 
Key Responsibilities: 
 
Financial Reporting:

1.       Participate in preparation of financial statements for internal and external users.

2.       Collect and analyze financial data, ensuring that all reporting is compliant with GAAP.

3.       Research accounting rules and regulations and make recommendations regarding company policy.

4.       Assists external auditors as needed.

5.       Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within sports & entertainment industry.

6.       Rely on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

7.       Consults with management and provides financial expertise related to financial statements, commission planning and audit findings.

8.       Performs a variety of tasks and others duties as assigned.

 
Commissions Related:

1.       Interprets complex financial information to determine commission payouts.

2.       Develop and maintain commission worksheets for all sales colleagues.

3.       Perform data entry and file downloads of commission detail from sales colleagues.

4.       Review and analyze completed worksheets to ensure accuracy.

5.       Verify worksheet data through various resources including Ticketmaster; ensuring compliance with commission plan components and payout language.

6.       Coordinate with commission stakeholders such as payroll, sales, finance and human resources to ensure alignment with processes and practices.

7.       Develop sales commission reports.

8.       Maintain integrity of account data.

9.       Evaluate process changes necessary to achieve automation of calculations and reporting.

10.  

11.   Provide ongoing assistance and continuous improvement of the commissions process.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
 


1.       Requires a bachelor's degree in area of specialty and MINIMUM OF TWO (2) years of experience in the field or in a related area.

2.       Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience/commission processing.

3.       Prior experience with sales compensation required.

4.       Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards.

5.       Strong analytical skills and advanced Excel knowledge.

6.       Excellent problem solving and organizational abilities.

7.       Demonstrates high level of relationship building with all levels of management.

8.       Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.

9.       Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

10.   Ability to synthesize and make decisions or recommendations regarding complex situations and challenges.

11.   Ability to maintain confidentiality.

12.   Ability to work independently under pressure.

13.   Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced sales oriented environment.

14.   Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·       Experience working in the sports and entertainment industry.

·       CRM experience preferred.


Working Conditions:

·       Exposure to moderate noise level.

·       Frequent visual attention.

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Communications: Media/Public Relations Servicing
In-Game Presentation Coordinator - Detroit Red Wings/Olympia Entertainment (Detroit, MI)

Job Summary: 

 

Assist the Game Presentation Manager with production of the in-arena show and associated events for the Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars Arena. Daily responsibilities include but are not limited to; Development of in-game content (TVTO’s, intermission activities, pregame ceremonies and so forth), scheduling and payroll for DRW promotional team, events as needed, such as Season Ticket Holder Functions, Luncheons, Kids Club Open Programs, Face-Off Party and others. 

Key Responsibilities:

 

1.     Produce live events integrating all production elements (i.e., lighting, music, video, PA, in-bowl and on-ice entertainment, etc.).

2.     Produce ceremonies and special events for the Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars Arena.

3.     Emphasis on continuous evolution to ensure fans enjoy their experience each game.

4.     Manage game night crew to ensure requirements are met.

5.     Write scripts for PA announcers, in-arena hosts, ceremonies, promotions and interactive elements.

6.     Meet with necessary Corporate Partnership Marketing Managers and their clients, (if requested) to determine details of upcoming game nights and ensure needs are met while keeping fan experience at the forefront.

7.     Keep the master grid of all game night experiences for multiple departments including Zamboni ride schedule, penalty box visits, post game events and so forth.

8.     Perform additional functions as directed or assumed on personal initiative.

    

Supplemental Job Functions:

 

1.     Other responsibilities involve coordinating many non-Red Wings Events.  Such as, other sporting events, concerts, family shows and private events.

 

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.     Educational and/or 5 years’ game day directing or relevant experience.

2.     Knowledge of broadcast control room and production environments.

3.     Experience with integration of multi-branded marketing and sponsorship environment.

4.     Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.

5.     Exceptional organizational skills with superior attention to detail.

6.     Ability to maintain confidentiality, demonstrating use of discretion and sound judgment.

7.     Willingness to work flexible hours when required.

8.     Ability to work in a team-based environment.

9.     Ability to deal with multiple senior staff in a demanding environment, often with tight deadlines, and flexibility with overtime.

10.  Ability to independently resolve issues and manage issues effectively.

11.  Maintain disposition in stressful and busy times.

12.  Ability to make decisions and exhibit sound and accurate judgment. 

13.  Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.

14.  Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.     Experience with hockey environment and culture.

2.     Experience with entertainment marketing.

3.     Previous live event production experience preferred.

 

Working Conditions:

 

1.     Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

2.     Exposure to high noise level.

3.     Frequent visual/auditory attention

4.     While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly exposed to a facility environment, outside weather conditions, extreme cold/heat, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. 

5.     Required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The colleague frequently is required to sit.  The colleague is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The colleague must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

6.     Requires long periods of time on feet.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Internal Auditor - Olympia Entertainment (Detroit, MI)

Job Summary: 

This position is a dual role, responsible for internal audit functions as well as ensuring compliance with internal and external agreements relative to the Little Caesars Arena operations and the District Detroit. Conduct financial and operational audits of the Olympia Entertainment operations.  Recommend suggestions for improvements in internal accounting controls and business processes.  

Key Responsibilities:

 1.     Plans and performs various audit procedures to ensure that internal accounting controls are operating in accordance with management’s objectives.

2.     Perform daily audit of box office to ensure reconciliation of daily sales to bank deposit and create daily audit report.

3.     Conduct random audits of vault in box offices and other designated locations.

4.     Monitor and audit commission calculations and payments to assure they are according to established policy.

5.     Makes recommendations for improvements in internal accounting controls and business processes to management.

6.     Monitors implementation of audit findings.

7.     Prepares audit work papers to support audit work, findings and conclusions.

8.     Communicates audit findings in writing and verbally to appropriate levels within the organization.

9.     Reviews compliance with Company policies and procedures.

10.  Reviews compliance with designated agreements between affiliates and non-affiliated organizations.

11.  Where applicable, assists in the preparation and creation of Company policies and procedures.

12.  Participates in key meetings that will included all levels of management.

13.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1.     Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.

2.     Detailed and wide-ranging knowledge of accounting, financial reporting, and internal control systems acquired through 2-5 years’ experience, 2 of which are in Public Accounting.

3.     Minimum of two (2) years of Internal/External audit experience with a least one (1) year of supervisory experience.

4.     Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of staff.

5.     Proficient knowledge and ability in the following types of software packages: spreadsheet, word processing, auditing, and accounting.

6.     Thorough understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards.

7.     Excellent analytical and assessment skills.

8.     Team player.

 Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 1.     Certified Public Accountant.

 Working Conditions:

 1.     Office Environment.

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Sales & Marketing: Marketing
Producer/Editor - Detroit Red Wings/Olympia Entertainment (Detroit, MI)

Job Summary:

 

The Producer/Editor is primarily responsible for editorial video content for the Detroit Red Wings Little Caesars Arena. Working with the Lead Producer/Editor this person will manage video shoots, develop story ideas and produce unique content with the goal of entertainment fans across all media platforms.  Position will involve and non-traditional work hours.  Upon occasion, this person will work on video projects for other entities within the Olympia Entertainment family.

Key Responsibilities:

 

1.     Development of video content for The Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars Arena.

2.     Develop and maintain standards of video development and review for a collaborative environment.

3.     Create weekly production schedules.

4.     Conduct interviews and develop segments for The Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars Arena Media Platforms.

5.     Collaborate with other departments and corporate entities and help create the video production on other company projects as needed.

6.     Stay current on new web video technologies and industry trends. Make recommendations to continually innovate and improve operations and enhance the video experience to the Little Caesars Arena as well as our online audience.

7.     Make recommendations regarding growth of the department in terms of talent needed as well as hardware and software solutions. 

8.     Line Production for Red Wings Games.

Supplemental Job Functions:

 

1.     Performs other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.     Bachelor degree in Broadcast Journalism, Communications or related field.  Experience may be considered in lieu of a formal degree.

2.     Minimum of three years experience in video production, sports or news environment preferred.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work

3.     Possess the highest integrity and ethical standards

4.     Evidence of creativity and innovation in developing project and story ideas.

5.     Proficiency with media editing software; including Final Cut, Adobe After Effects, CS5, Adobe Premier.

6.     Understanding of video encoding, codecs and formatting projects for appropriate channels.

7.     Evidence of highly developed verbal and written communication skills.

8.     Ability to present ideas clearly and concisely.

9.     Demonstrated organization and planning skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.

10.  Demonstrated ability to work independently.

11.  Ability and willingness to work flexible and non-traditional schedules, including evenings, weekends and holidays in a fast-paced environment.

12.  Ability and willingness to travel and to adhere to corporate travel policies.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.     Knowledge of or previous experience working in a sports environment, preferably hockey.

2.     Knowledge of the sport of hockey and the Detroit Red Wings organization

 

Working Conditions:

 

1.     Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

2.     Exposure to high noise level.

3.     Frequent visual/auditory attention

4.     While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly exposed to a facility environment, outside weather conditions, extreme cold/heat, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. 

5.     Required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The colleague frequently is required to sit.  The colleague is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The colleague must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

6.     Requires long periods of time on feet.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
Video Engineer/Maintenance Technician - Detroit Red Wings/Olympia Entertainment (Detroit, MI)

Job Summary: 

 

The maintenance technician will be responsible for checking, repairing and servicing machinery, equipment, systems and infrastructures. This person will work with other operations and maintenance staff to ensure that all Entertainment Services equipment runs smoothly and reliably. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

 

1.     Equipment maintenance and repair.

2.     Equipment malfunction - troubleshoot, diagnose and repair and/or replace broadcast equipment. 

3.     Provides operational support to Entertainment Services and other departments as needed. 

4.     Maintains a clean workshop environment. 

5.     Preventative maintenance on all equipment (PM). 

6.     Assists with new equipment integration. 

7.     Demonstrated understanding of network and server technologies including IP routing and switching technology.

 

Supplemental Job Functions:

 

1.     Other Duties as deemed necessary.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.     Minimum ten (10) years’ experience as Maintenance Technician, Operations Technician or similar position. 

2.     Demonstrated ability in component level troubleshooting, large project conception and implementation and customer focused problem solving. 

3.     Working knowledge of both digital and analog video/audio systems, RF and ENG microwave, field and studio cameras and decks. 

4.     Must be able to work flexible hours including weekends, holidays and overnights. 

5.     Must be able to process large amounts of information, analyze this information and make sound decisions sometimes under intense deadline pressure.

6.     Good communication and interpersonal skills.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

 

1.     Must be willing to work in Detroit area and travel as needed for special assignments.

2.     Must be willing to work long hours, varying shifts (including nights and weekends) and report to work in emergencies depending upon news coverage when necessary. 

3.     Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.

4.     Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States. 

5.     Must be 18 years or older. 

6.     Must have a valid driver’s license.

7.     Team player. 

8.     Has the ability to seek simple solutions to complex problems. 

9.     Skilled in utilizing internal and external resources to accomplish goals.

 

 

Working Conditions:

 

1.     Irregular and extended hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.

2.     Exposure to high noise level.

3.     Frequent visual/auditory attention

4.     While performing the duties of this job, the colleague is regularly exposed to a facility environment, outside weather conditions, extreme cold/heat, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, high, precarious places; and fumes or airborne particles. 

5.     Required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The colleague frequently is required to sit.  The colleague is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The colleague must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

6.     Requires long periods of time on feet.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a colleague encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Future Notification Only - NHL and its Member Clubs (Various Locations, NA)

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1. List any NHL cities in which you want to work -i.e. Anaheim, Arizona, Boston, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Colorado, Columbus, Dallas, Detroit, Edmonton, Florida, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Nashville, New Jersey, NY Islanders, NY Rangers, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, San Jose, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington

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