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  • Accounting Manager - Tsongas Center

    Location US-MA-Lowell
    Job ID
    Spectra - Venue Management
    Location Name
    Spectra VM - Tsongas Arena (UMass - Lowell)
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    This position is based at our Tsongas Center. The Tsongas Center at UMass Lowell home to many sporting events, concerts, family shows, tradeshows and conferences the venue hosts making it one of the most popular entertainment venues in New England. It is home to the NCAA Division I Basketball and UMass-Lowell River Hawks Hockey teams, ranked amongst the top 10 in the nation in NCAA Division I hockey attendance. You can learn more about our venue here:


    Plans and directs all aspects of financial, accounting, purchasing and internal control functions by performing the following duties, personally or through subordinate supervisors.


    Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at


    • Assists in the development and implementation of facility goals and priorities relating to financial management, budget, accounting, purchasing, and/or payroll in compliance with State and Federal Law, and Spectra Venue Management’s policies and procedures.
    • Liaison with various University personnel. Monitors Spectra Venue Management’s compliance with all provisions of the management contract.
    • Maintains contact with Spectra Venue Management’s Risk Management Department and insurance broker for coordination of appropriate coverage. Knowledge of contract language for review of agreements with client, events, subcontractors, food and beverage or concessionaires.
    • Analyzes financial performance and cost analyses for all departments; prepares monthly financial statements, recommends appropriate actions/changes in order to meet business goals.
    • Prepares financial statements for the Client and Spectra Venue Management Corporate Office, and other financial reports, including monthly statements, annual budget and annual report.
    • Directs the installation and maintenance of accounting records to show receipts and expenditures.
    • Directs the maintenance of general and subsidiary ledgers, accounts receivable, revenue distribution, cost, and operating expenses, and insurance records.
    • Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenues.
    • Directs internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls.
    • Coordinates preparation of Client or external audit materials and financial reporting; implements recommendations of Client as requested.
    • Coordinates year-end report of fiscal performance for the General Manager’s report.
    • Reviews select event settlements and prepares sales journals.
    • Reviews and executes all checks and deposits; reviews daily cash receipts and disbursements.
    • Monitors and projects daily cash flow.
    • Review and approve credit requests.
    • Analyze balance sheet and P & L figures for monthly financial statements; prepare comments and explanations of performance trends.
    • Implement and oversee systems/controls for the financial aspects of the business including; accounting, box office, purchasing, and human resources departments.
    • Directs the installation and maintenance of any new accounting, timekeeping, payroll, and other related procedures and controls.
    • Reviews financial statements with management personnel.
    • Other Duties as Assigned.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Education and Experience:

    • B.S. in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university.
    • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).
    • 5 to 7 years’ experience in public accounting and/or financial management at a supervisory level or as department head.

    Skills and Abilities:

    • Extensive knowledge of general and cost accounting.
    • Excellent math skills; high aptitude for figures.
    • Effective supervisory skills.
    • Advanced oral and written communication and interpersonal skills and organizational ability.
    • Ability to work with and maintain highly confidential information required.
    • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and meet strict deadlines.
    • Ability to work under minimal supervision.
    • Ability to work flexible hours in addition to normal business hours.
    • Must have professional attitude and appearance.
    • Some travel required.

    Computer Skills:

    • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have extensive knowledge of accounting software, MS Excel, and MS Word software.
    • Knowledge of accounting software, such as Sage 100, preferred.

    Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:

    • CPA preferred.


    These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Director of Finance job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the Director of Finance job.

    While performing the responsibilities of the Director of Finance job, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use their hands and fingers to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision.



    While performing the responsibilities of the Director of Finance, these work environment characteristics are representative of the environment the Director of Finance will encounter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the Director of Finance Job.

    Incumbent works in an office setting with minimal adverse exposure to environmental hazards. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.






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