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Finance Manager

The Company:

Chicago Blackhawks are one of the “Original Six” professional ice hockey teams in the National Hockey League (NHL) and six-time Stanley Cup Champions Members of the Central Division in the NHL’s Western Conference, the Blackhawks call the United Center home. The organization’s vision is to reimagine the potential of hockey with core values centered on integrity, curiosity, empathy, collaboration, and originality.

Through these tenets, the greater Blackhawks family works every day to write the next chapter of an iconic franchise, aiming to serve as a world-class leader in professional sports, both on and off the ice. The organization has also made an unwavering commitment to its local community, including a significant expansion of the Chicago Blackhawks Foundation and the opening of Fifth Third Arena, which serves not only as the team’s official practice facility but also as a state-of-the-art community space and hub for youth hockey development.

Position Summary:

The Finance Manager will oversee and maintain the day-to-day finance operations for the organization and its related entities. In addition, they will provide support to the VP and Director of Finance for larger-scale projects and the overall financial well-being of the franchise. The Finance Manager will be well-versed in all accounting and finance-related areas of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and manage budgets, proformas and financial forecasts
  • Maintain and update monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting packages and dashboards
  • Manage monthly and YTD variance analysis and present key points to department heads
  • Work across functions to develop insights and recommendations that optimize the P&L
  • Collaborate with department leaders regarding the information needed to track and report on key performance indicators
  • Assist with all NHL League level reporting including, but not limited to, monthly F&B, off-season tickets, box office ticket reporting, sponsorship, annual benefits, and more
  • Create and maintain financial models needed for periodic league reporting
  • Identify business trends and recognize revenue-generating or expense-saving measures
  • Build comprehensive models to analyze internal and external opportunities
  • Conduct benchmarking to continually assess and advance competitive position
  • Assist with additional functions as needed in the Finance Department

Required Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to work and communicate with others including the executive leadership team
  • Strong financial acumen with P&L management responsibilities
  • Strong business intuition and understanding of underlying drivers of business value
  • Highly motivated and results-oriented
  • Strong presentation and storytelling skills
  • Projects a positive image and instills trust and credibility with teammates and stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Aligns words with actions; follows through on commitments; takes ownership & accountability
  • Pristine reputation, high integrity, and ability to uphold strong moral value
  • Understand what it takes to make the department better in the short-term and long run
  • Work in tandem with the accounting manager to ensure monthly timelines are concise
  • Fluent in Excel, Word, Adobe, Outlook, NetSuite

Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Master’s degree or CPA a plus
  • 5-7 years of experience
  • Sports & Entertainment industry is a plus

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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