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Staff Accountant (Dean Dorton Client)

Lexington, Kentucky
Job Type
19 May 2023
Location: Lexington, KY

Dean Dorton is partnering with a multimedia rights company that is seeking a talented and driven candidate to join the finance and accounting team, providing critical support to all company initiatives. This role reports to the CFO and will work closely with other company executives. The right candidate will be highly focused on integrating their areas of performance into an efficient, accurate, collaborative financial process. The position requires professional maturity, a willingness to learn, comfort in a fast-paced environment with an ever-evolving list of priorities, and an interest in meeting high standards. This full-time, in-person position is in Lexington, KY, and is not eligible for work-from-home or remote options.


Work with internal and external teams in A/R, A/P, and property operations - including reviewing invoices and expense reports for compliance, documentation, and account coding, managing entries for accuracy, tracking outbound payment deadlines to vendors and partners, and preparation of property settlement documents.
Continuously review general ledgers comparing revenues and expenses against budget, managing expense allocations, and confirming the proper allocation of expenses within the chart of accounts.
Manage recordkeeping and reporting of corporate credit card purchases for compliance and accurate allocations.
Support month-end, quarter-end, and year-end close tasks, including preparing journal entries, account reconciliations, reporting, and analysis.
Prepare and distribute weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to be utilized in monthly close and management meetings.
Support any ad-hoc projects and financial analyses as needed, particularly in projects involving variance analysis/reporting and key metric reporting.
Support the financial planning & analysis process, including contributing to financial projections in connection with periodic forecasts and the annual budget.
Proactively seek optimizations within own processes, evaluate data to improve existing business practices, and identify new opportunities for savings and efficiencies.
Clearly and concisely communicate financial information to non-financial managers.
Support the annual budgeting process for each property. This includes developing budget templates, driving timelines, document control, expense projections, and preparing final budget drafts for leadership review.


BS in Business Administration, specifically Accounting, Finance, and Economics, with a strong academic record.
Strong financial acumen and grasp of corporate finance fundamentals, including experience with budgeting, forecasting, and variance analysis.
A strong work ethic and demonstrated ability to manage confidential information.
A desire and willingness to learn and collaborate.
Exceptional attention to detail, accuracy, and follow-up.
Advanced Excel and presentation-building skills with experience in creating financial models and clear, concise presentation materials.
Ability to work independently under time constraints, manage competing and complex priorities and deadlines, handle a multitude of tasks efficiently, and effectively leverage available resources.
Professional maturity including strong verbal and written communication, as well as polished work product (formatting and presentation).
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, given significant contact with senior management and external contacts.

Preferred Qualifications:
These are not required but would be a plus.

Working knowledge of collegiate athletics, multimedia rights, and/or digital sales
Must be prepared to and interested in proactively learning the industry.
Media/advertising/sports/entertainment experience.
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  • Job Reference: 1010170063-2
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2023
  • Recruiter: Dean Dorton Allen & Ford PSC
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Permanent