Staff Accountant

Oak View Group has an exciting opening for a Staff Accountant at Total Mortgage Arena. Total Mortgage Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in Bridgeport, CT. The arena is home to the Bridgeport Islanders (AHL affiliate of the New York Islanders), Sacred Heart University Men’s ice hockey, and the Westchester Knicks (NBA G League affiliate of the New York Knicks). In addition to the various sporting events, the arena plays host to various concerts, comedy shows, expos, and family shows. 


Reporting to the Accounting Manager, the Staff Accountant is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of all aspects of financial and accounting activities at the facility. The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented, proactive, and collaborative professional responsible for supporting the financial infrastructure.  

  • Support facility goals and priorities relating to financial management, budget, accounting, purchasing, and/or payroll in compliance with State and Federal law, and policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and/or assists with event settlements.
  • Reviews and executes all checks and deposits, reviews daily cash receipts and disbursements.
  • Process Bi-weekly payroll
  • Process Weekly Stagehands payroll
  • Prepares appropriate state and local tax returns to be filed timely.
  • Perform account reconciliations, analyze discrepancies, and suggest course of corrective action.
  • Maintain general ledgers, revenue distribution, operating expenses, and insurance records.
  • Support financial statement preparation for the Client and Corporate, and other financial reports, including monthly statements, and annual budget.
  • Prepare Client or external audit materials and financial reporting and implementing recommendations of Client as requested.
  • Prepare and execute journal entries.
  • Accounts Payable oversight and vendor invoice approval
  • Account Receivable oversight and customer invoice approval
  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • B.S. in Accounting or Finance from a four-year college or university
  • 4 to 5 years of experience in public accounting and/or financial management
  • Industry experience is preferred.
  • The ability to work nights, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Experience with payroll systems, and NetSuite preferred.
  • Must pass background and credit check per guidelines.
  • Be a business partner with other departments ensuring financial success of the venue.
  • Knowledge of general and cost accounting.
  • Excellent math skills; high aptitude for figures.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and organizational ability.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office programs

Salary Range is: $45,000- $50,000


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At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is routed in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.

Updated Vaccination Statement as of 3/17/2022:

We are committed to ensuring all our buildings and office locations are the safest in the world for artists, teams, employees, and fans. Based on recent encouraging trends in the U.S. and Canada, we highly encourage our employees to continue to get vaccinate and boosted against COVID-19.   Should circumstances change, we may need to reinstate vaccination requirements, in whole or in part, to safeguard the health of our employees, guests, performers, athletes, and partners.