National Women's Soccer League
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the top professional women's soccer league in the USA, with 12 teams and 300+ of the best soccer players globally. In just its 10th season, the league continues to grow exponentially: In 2022, the NWSL shattered all-time fan attendance records, more than two dozen markets expressed demand for expansion teams, valuations of teams multiplied by double digits, several new C-suite executives were hired, and the league continues to receive unprecedented interest from sponsors and media partners alike. The future of the NWSL has never looked brighter.

Position Description

The Controller will be the accounting officer of the NWSL and report to the Chief Financial Officer. The Controller will oversee the accounting function of the League and be responsible for the accounting close process, solidifying internal best practices (including but not limited to documentation, segregation of roles and definition of approval process) and improve the frequency from annual to monthly. The Controller will also manage financial reporting in conjunction with the head of FP&A and Finance Operations, developing a set of recuring financial reports to track actual financial performance versus prior year and versus Budget. In addition, the Controller will support the accounting system transition from QuickBooks to NetSuite, in collaboration with the CFO and our partner Deloitte.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Audit process management: the controller will work with the League appointed auditor to provide accurate and timely accounting documentation.
  • Accounting team management: provide insightful guidance and supportive mentorship to best align everyone according to their expertise/aspirations and to best support the team's professional development.
  • Finance transformation initiatives in collaboration with the CFO and the head of FP&A and Finance Operations.
  • Cash Flow management: track daily working capital needs, forecast current month daily cash balances in collaboration with the head of FP&A, manage the relationship with the League banking/financing partners in collaboration with the CFO.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess an MBA and current CPA licensing.
  • 15+ years in an accounting role in medium to large public and private companies.
  • Experience in building and/or improving an internal financial reporting process.
  • Previously managed finance transformation initiatives.

Desired Qualifications

  • Has a strong professional and positive presence/image that represents the league both internally and externally.
  • Guided by strong moral and ethical principles.
  • Pursues lifelong development and learning.
  • Communicates in a direct, open, and honest manner.
  • Seeks feedback and demonstrates accountability.
  • Practices self-assessment and self-reflection.

Salary Range: $175,000 -$200,000

NWSL salaries are contingent upon candidates' qualifications, functional business needs, and market financials.

NWSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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