Vice President, Accounting and Corporate Controller
Atlanta, GA
Description

U.S. Soccer Overview 

We are U.S. Soccer and we are the future of sport in the United States. Our mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in the United States. We embrace diversity, technology and global connections to drive the growth of our sport and serve our athletes and fans. We seek motivated, passionate, skilled people who can think, create and work on a team.
 

U.S. Soccer is a growing company that looks for team members to grow with it. U.S. Soccer offers a comprehensive compensation package, casual work environment, an inclusive culture and an atmosphere for professional development.
 

The Federation’s core principles set organization-wide standards to identify and foster our culture and inform how we interact and hold each other accountable. These principles guide U.S. Soccer: We Win Together. We Aim High. We Champion Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. To be successful as a USSF employee, it is critical to demonstrate and live up to these principles every day and with every interaction with peers, stakeholders, and partners.
 

The Federation’s core values are the individual attributes and characteristics that staff embody to uphold the organization’s principles and succeed. These values guide our employees: Integrity. Commitment. Teamwork. Respect.


U.S Soccer is currently building a National Training Center in Fayette County, GA. This role will be reporting to the office in Fayetteville, GA.


Position Description
The Vice President of Accounting & Corporate Controller is responsible for overseeing all accounting functions, including financial reporting, budgeting, tax compliance, and internal controls. This role will ensure the accuracy and integrity of financial information and provide strategic guidance to senior management on accounting and financial matters.
 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and general ledger.
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles, regulations, and standards (e.g., GAAP, IFRS, Non-Profit Accounting).
  • Prepare and present financial statements, reports, and analysis to senior management and external stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and manage audits (internal and external), tax filings, and other financial activities.
  • Develop and implement accounting policies, procedures, and controls to ensure compliance and mitigate risk.
  • Provide strategic financial guidance and support to senior management.
  • Manage relationships with external auditors, tax advisors, and other financial partners.
  • Lead and mentor the accounting team, providing guidance and professional development opportunities.
  • Stay current with accounting trends, regulations, and best practices.
  • Perform complex special projects at the request of Management
Requirements

  

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field; CPA designation required.
  • 10+ years of progressive experience in accounting, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles, regulations, and standards
  • Expertise in financial reporting software and systems 
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and analytical skills
  • Ability to think strategically and with vision, anticipate possible future consequences and trends and incorporate them into the organizational plan 
  • Track record of building and leading effective and diverse teams 
  • Experience working with auditors and other third-party service providers 
  • Sense of urgency, integrity, and accountability 
  • Possess a growth mindset, is open minded and seeks challenges 
  • Outstanding project management skills, including the ability to handle multiple assignments, prioritize, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to make effective oral presentations to large and small groups
  • Strong relationship and partnership-building skills 


Desired Qualifications 

  • Experience working at a non-profit, sporting organization, financial services, or public accounting firm
  • Experience at a public accounting firm
  • Pursue lifelong development and learning 
  • Believe and commit to the company’s culture and organizational goals 
  • Passion for soccer 

U.S. Soccer is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, citizenship, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, military status, political belief, or any other characteristic protected under the law. This policy applies to all our employment practices within our organization.
 

We strongly encourage women, people of color, LGBTQIA, veterans, parents, and persons with disabilities to apply.