Assistant Controller

New York, NY

National Women's Soccer League

Assistant Controller


The National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) is the top professional women's soccer league in the USA, with 14 teams and +300 of the best soccer players globally. In its 11th season, the league continues to grow exponentially. The NWSL is shattering all-time fan attendance records, as the #1 highest momentum sports league, with the first half of the 2023 season average game attendance up by 48%, viewership up by 21% (regular season total viewers), while our social presence soars to a 233% increase on video views across major platforms.


Position Description: The Assistant Controller will report to the Controller. The Assistant Controller will support the accounting management, formulate internal controls and policies, aid in preparing financial statements, and manage journal entries, invoices and the quarterly close. In addition, the Assistant Controller will contribute to the development of a quarterly reporting package, reconcile accounts, and participate in preparation for the annual audit.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support most aspects of accounting management including billing, reporting and tax.
  • Assist in the formation of policies and internal controls including documentation of best practices.
  • Manage journal entries, invoices and reconcile accounts for the quarterly close.
  • Participate in preparation for the annual Audit.
  • Participate in Finance Transformation project implementations.
  • Development of a quarterly reporting package and financial statement preparation.
  • Accounting team management: provide insightful guidance and supportive mentorship to best align everyone according to their expertise/aspirations and to best support the team's professional development.


Minimum Qualifications

  • 10+ years in an accounting role in medium to large public and private companies.
  • Experience in building and/or improving an internal financial reporting process.
  • Previous Assistant Controller experience.


Desired Qualifications

  • Has a strong professional and positive presence/image that represents the league both internally and externally.
  • Net Suite experience, or similar software.
  • Guided by strong moral and ethical principles.
  • Pursues lifelong development and learning.
  • Communicates in a direct, open, and honest manner.
  • Seeks feedback and demonstrates accountability.
  • Practices self-assessment and self-reflection.


What we offer:

  • An incredible inclusive culture that is committed to diversity.
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Mental health benefits for employees and dependents.
  • FSA for employees and dependents.
  • Commuter benefits.
  • Short and Long-term disability and life insurance paid by the company.
  • Unlimited paid time off, sick days and end of the year office closure.
  • 401k with employer match, safe harbor contributions from the company in addition to the employer match.
  • Voluntary pet insurance.
  • Hybrid work schedule.


Salary: 120-160K Bonus eligible based on performance

NWSL salaries are contingent upon candidates' qualifications, functional business needs, and market financials.

NWSL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Full-time

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