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Ledger and Payroll Accountant - Sharks Sports and Entertainment (San Jose, CA)


The Ledger and Payroll Accountant is responsible for the designated accounting and payroll administration functions for San Jose Sharks, San Jose Arena Management, Sharks Ice, Sharks Minor Holdings and/or other entities which, from time to time, may be active within the SSE Organization. The Organization’s fiscal year ends annually on June 30.


Essential Functions

Ledger:  Process data and reconcile accounts for designated business units of the SSE Organization to ensure accurate and timely financial statements and reports.

Payroll:  Autonomously administer all activities associated with the payroll function including the timely, complete and accurate semi-monthly processing of payroll transactions.  Ensure compliance with payroll/employment laws, rules and regulations.  Fulfill payroll related reporting and analysis requirements.


Major Responsibilities and Representative Tasks

General Ledger Accounting

  • Ensure the timely and proper full-cycle accounting (including but not limited to the following types of transactions: cash, AR, AP, manual JEs and interface JEs) for designated business units resulting in accurate accounting records within SSE’s automated accounting systems used by operational and management personnel
  • Interface with banking personnel and other outside partners to resolve any operational issues
  • Facilitate regular meetings (currently monthly) with coworkers from designated business units
  • Update and maintain all required internal reconciliations and schedules related to these responsibilities


  • Prepare and process semi-monthly payroll and special payments for all departments in several business units (may include multi-state processing)
  • Ensure the completeness, validity and accuracy of active employees, earnings and deductions for each pay period

Perform other tasks and projects as needed and assigned by Financial Controller


Competencies and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university; and at least 2-4 years of related experience (for organizations with 100+ employees); or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability to maintain effective work relationships w/ other finance staff and operating department employees
  • Ability to prioritize and to satisfy diverse, multiple, time critical demands
  • Ability to incorporate information from operating departments into the relevant processes (ledger, payroll, benefits, etc.)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and to ensure privacy of all data
  • Proven experience with database structures and associated reporting tools
  • Experience working with the ADP ProBusiness application and the R&R reporting tool a plus
  • Experience working with the SAP Business ByDesign application tool a plus

Corporate Values:

All Employees


We focus on the needs of customers, co-workers and community

·         We contribute to the well-being of the greater community through involvement

·         We look for opportunities to deliver Plus One service contribute to the well-being of greater community

·         We exhibit humility and compassion for the needs, interests and thoughts of others.

·         We deliver a wide range of events that appeal to our community in a safe and friendly environment.

·         We consistently deliver experiences and solutions that exceed expectations.


We have a strong sense of passion for what we do, our workplace and our brand.

·         We know our business

·         We are great at what we do

·         We wear, display and respect the logo

·         We overcome challenges and are resilient

·         We continuously improve and maintain our facilities and services

·         We create positive experiences for others

·         We enjoy what we do


We consistently hold ourselves to a high standard through trust, honesty and loyalty, always doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

·         We are always direct, open and honest

·         We are transparent and effective in our communications

·         We are accountable for our actions and decisions

·         We earn the trust of each other

·         We do what we say and say what we mean

·         We give credit where credit is due


We treat others the way that we want to be treated.

·         We recognize that all our roles are important to the success of the organization

·         We show up on time

·         We consider how our actions affect others

·         We honor work life balance

·         We  act through differences directly with people involved

·         We are humble in victory, gracious in defeat

·         We appreciate the diversity each person brings

I Am Dedicated

We are committed to making our organization the best in sports and entertainment

·         We do what it takes to get the job done

·         We go above and beyond our regular job duties

·         We maintain a positive attitude

·         We rise to the challenge

·         We strive to achieve and exceed our goals

·         We are fearless in the pursuit of excellence

·         We operate with a sense of urgency and accountability to deliver results

·         We are proactive and innovative


We are cooperative and selflessly work toward achieving common goals

·         We share tools, information, skills and ideas with others to create success

·         We actively listen

·         We motivate others through example, positive energy and positive reinforcement

·         We participate in activities that build camaraderie

·         We have each other’s back


No Visa Sponsorship Available.
No relocation services provided-local candidates preferred.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. When are you available to start working?
2. What are your salary requirements?
3. Please describe how your education and experience will be a good fit for this position.
4. What aspects of this position interest you the most and why?
5. Please list three characteristics that are important to you in your next work environment and explain why.

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