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Sr. Accountant

Delaware North
Buffalo, New York, United States
February 13, 2018

Sr. Accountant

Delaware North - Buffalo, NY

Delaware North is looking to hire a Sr. Accountant to join their team in Buffalo, NY.

This position will be based out of Delaware North’s new global headquarters, a state-of-the-art, 12-story, mixed-use building in downtown Buffalo, N.Y. The headquarters facility, reflective of our values, integrates the latest advances in environmental, energy conservation and office design.


Delaware North is one of the largest and most admired, privately-held hospitality companies in the world. Founded and owned by the Jacobs family for nearly 100 years, it is a global leader in hospitality and food service with operations in the sports, travel hospitality, restaurants and catering, parks, resorts, gaming and specialty retail industries. Delaware North has annual revenue exceeding $3 billion with 60,000 employee associates.

Job Summary:

The Sr. Accountant will support unit and subsidiary management in the preparation and review of monthly accounting close process, monthly rent payment process, account reconciliation and annual external audits for Delaware North Sportservice and Travel Hospitality.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

Review and Support Unit Monthly Close Processes

Prepare standard monthly, quarterly, and annual journal entries required for assigned units.

Frequent communication with units to understand and troubleshoot issues for assigned units. Communicate material issues to Manager as appropriate.

Review unit accounting transactions for appropriateness during monthly close.

Review monthly P&L’s and assist units in investigating unusual fluxes.

Review trial balance accounts periodically for assigned units and asks appropriate questions and review reconciliations to become materially aware of accounts.

Review unit accrual schedules for assigned units.

Perform account reconciliations for key accounts assigned.

Read and communicate all key terms in contracts related to accounting and close.

Communicate issues, findings, and observations to Manager regarding assigned units.

Rent payment processing

Read, communicate, and ensure rent set up compliance with key rent terms of the contract for assigned units.

Process rent payments for approval by Manager.

Prepare supporting documentation and rent letters for distribution to clients.

Prepare and maintain rent reconciliation to ensure revenues, rent expense, and rent accrual tie to the general ledger and ensure rent payments made agree with rent calculated in reconciliation.

Preparation of Contractual Reporting Requirements

Read, communicate, and ensure compliance with financial reporting/certification requirements of the contract for assigned units.

Prepare online reporting as required by clients.

Perform research and prepare documentation to support the annual external financial audit process.Preparation of monthly communication of potential issues for Subsidiary Management as reviewed by Manager.

Special projects, as assigned by Manager from time to time


Skills attained through completion of a 4-year accounting degree and 2-4 years general accounting experience (preferred) or equivalent work experience.

Ability to problem solve and utilize analytical abilities in order to troubleshoot issues.

Strong knowledge of accounting policies and procedures and US GAAP.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely across management and staff levels.

Strong automated system skills required with the ability to independently learn automated system functionality.

Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word required; experience with PeopleSoft Financials preferred.

Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple priorities.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

Operational Accounting: 2 years

accounting: 2 years

General Ledger: 2 years

Required education: