This position will operate as the head of finance for NBA Latin America (LatAm), partnering with the region's Managing Director and business unit leaders based in Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and the NBA Headquarters in New York. Direct and control all aspects of management reporting, budgeting, analysis of bids, proposals and new ventures, coordination with NBA Finance and Controller groups to ensure compliance with local accounting and tax requirements. Responsible for the financial operations of the NBA LatAm business unit. Participate as a member of the senior management team for NBA LatAm team. Reports to the VP of Finance, International, and located in New York City.
Provide timely and actionable financial analysis on the NBA LatAm business unit to the NBA LatAm Managing Director and wider NBA LatAm team, and the central NBA League Finance and senior management teams.
Direct the NBA LatAm regional offices in the development of the annual business plan & budget, and the monthly forecasting process in coordination with New York.
Perform monthly and quarterly financial and management reporting and analyses, including review of results with senior management, providing departmental, segment and geographic reports, variance analyses, etc.
Manage all aspects of the financial operations of the NBA LatAm business unit, including evaluation of proposals and new business ventures, ensuring timely payment of payables, and working with business unit leaders for timely collection of receivables.
Work with the NBA Controller Group to ensure compliance with all accounting procedures, processes, and controls, as well as implementing improvements and efficiencies where possible.
Work with the NBA Controller Group to ensure local fiscal and regulatory compliance for all NBA LatAm related entities, including tax and statutory financial statement filing requirements and annual audits.
Support the NBA LatAm regional offices in developing strategic initiatives and financial plans to grow the LatAm business
Treasury Management, control, and cash flow forecasting.
Maintain ongoing lines of communication with NBA LatAm staff, global finance team, and other regional or US-based staff, to resolve queries, clarify transactions, and support all business and operational initiatives and objectives.
In conjunction with the NBA Controller Group, manage relationships with external professional service providers, and evaluate and engage third party suppliers, as required e.g., outside accounting, tax, and bookkeeping firms, business consultants, etc.
Support Human Resources, Legal, HRIS and Payroll, as necessary, concerning employment status and payroll issues that may arise for regional office staff.
Supervise Finance direct reports and provide instruction and direction to regionally-based Finance staff, in order that all pertinent responsibilities are efficiently carried out.
Align Finance best-practices, controls and policies as may be directed on a global basis by the New York office.
Perform ad-hoc analysis as required.
Required Experience & Knowledge:
8+ years professional experience in an accounting, finance, corporate strategy, or related business role within the professional sports, entertainment, media or service industry.
Experience working for a multi-national company with operations in Latin America and involvement in all aspects of Business Development.
Experience working with PeopleSoft and/or SAP a plus.
Educational Background Required:
University degree in Finance, Economics, Accounting, or related business field.
Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA) with 6+ years' experience a plus.
Advanced degree / MBA preferred.
Proficiency in English
Proficiency in Portuguese and/or Spanish a plus