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Senior Accountant

Horizon Media

Horizon Media

Accounting & Finance
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2024

Job Description

Who We Are

Horizon Sports and Experiences (HS&E) was created to provide a differentiated and comprehensive approach for clients engaging in sports and experiential marketing. With a fully-integrated service model, HS&E includes a core focus on IP creation and monetization, strategic advisory and consulting, media rights, sponsorship, sales, and experiential strategy and activation – transforming marketers' ability to more seamlessly and effectively leverage their brand assets, content, and engagement strategies to drive increased growth.

What You’ll Do

The Senior Accountant will play a key role in managing HS&E’s financial operations, ensuring compliance with US GAAP and Horizon Media’s internal accounting policies, and optimizing financial reporting processes to support HS&E’s growth and success.

Financial Reporting:

  • Manage the monthly close process, including journal entries and reconciliations
  • Collaborate closely with account management teams to gain an in-depth understanding of client relationships and contracts to assist with monthly variance analysis
  • Create executive level materials that clearly communicate financial results

Project Accounting:

  • Own the company’s accounting processes within QuickBooks for all owned properties (i.e., The Pickleball Slam, Women’s Championship Classic, etc.) and client experiential activations. Responsibilities include:
    • Assist with project budget creation through regular collaboration with broader project teams and analysis of prior event results
    • Client invoicing and collections
    • Bill approvals workflow and associated vendor payments
    • Reconciliation of credit card spend to individual projects
    • Consolidate monthly QuickBooks accounting entries with full company general ledger

Financial Analysis:

  • Update annual projections each month with latest actual results and known changes in future months
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process, including coordination of the planning cycle, revenue forecasting, evaluation of headcount needs, SG&A expenses and overhead allocations
  • Coordinate with Horizon’s workforce planning group to prepare and analyze employee hours reporting and associated client profitability


  • Work with the VP of Finance and other stakeholders to develop process improvements and manage procedures across the HS&E finance function
  • Provide oversight and support on other strategic finance needs, ad hoc analysis, and other projects as needed

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance (CPA or equivalent certification preferred)
  • 5 years of progressive accounting experience
  • Experience with production accounting preferred
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles, standards and regulations (i.e., US GAAP)
  • Proficiency in accounting software and ERP systems, preferably experience with QuickBooks and NetSuite
  • Strong analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations

  • CPA or equivalent certification preferred

Physical Activity and Work Environment

There are no requirements for physical activity and work environment.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.


Horizon Media is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

Salary Range

$80,000.00 - $95,000.00

A successful applicant’s actual base salary may vary based upon, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure/certifications, and equity. As an organization, we take an aptitude and competency-based hiring approach. We provide a competitive total rewards package including a discretionary bonus and a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement savings plans, company paid holidays and unlimited paid time off (PTO), mental health and wellness resources, pet insurance, childcare resources, identity theft insurance, fertility assistance programs, and fitness reimbursement.