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Accounts Payable Analyst

REQ ID:  9782

New York, New York, US, 10022

The NBA is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace.  To safeguard our employees and their families, our visitors, and the broader community from COVID-19, and in consideration of recommendations from health authorities and the NBA’s own advisors, any individual working onsite in our New York and New Jersey offices must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The NBA will discuss accommodations for individuals who cannot be vaccinated due to a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a global sports and media organization with the mission to inspire and connect people everywhere through the power of basketball. Built around five professional sports leagues: the NBA, WNBA, NBA G League, NBA 2K League and Basketball Africa League, the NBA has established a major international presence with games and programming available in 215 countries and territories in more than 50 languages, and merchandise for sale in more than 200 countries and territories on all seven continents. NBA rosters at the start of the 2021-22 season featured a record 121 international players from 40 countries.


NBA Digital’s assets include NBA TV,, the NBA App and NBA League Pass. The NBA has created one of the largest social media communities in the world, with 2.1 billion likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league addresses important social issues by working with internationally recognized youth-serving organizations that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes.



Position Summary:


While our Basketball Operations department runs the league's on-court activities, other departments handle relationships with media partners, coordinate the licensing of NBA merchandise, develop strategies to improve our engagement with NBA fans, build marketing partnerships with some of the world's most recognizable companies, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA's success. This position will assist the Legal Department and the Player Health group with various accounting, budget, and finance matters.


Major Responsibility:


  • Processing Legal Department and Player Health invoices from numerous international and domestic vendors, including entering relevant information into financial database Facilitating payment of invoices, including international and domestic wire transfer requests, deposit account payments, etc.
  • Managing Legal Tracker e-billing platform (including matter setup/management, vendor management, invoice management, reports management, timekeeper management, and new user training)
  • Managing Legal Department and Player Health matters on various platforms, including SAP (vendor management, financial reporting) and Corcentric (invoice management)
  • Assisting in budgeting and business planning, including providing information and reports to members of the Legal Department and Player Health and the Finance Department regarding analyses of department projections, P&L, etc.
  • Preparing monthly close/year-end close reports for Legal Department and Player Health (including sub group reports)
  • Tracking all Legal Department and Player Health expenses (including non-departmental expenses, team billable expenses, etc.) and related matter management information (e.g., project codes, account codes)
  • Assisting with special projects to track spending, revenues, and other financial information, including: Supporting the Intellectual Property Group (e.g., preparing cost estimates for trademark filing programs, managing the US Patent and Trademark Office deposit account)
  • Invoice management and reporting for FIBA invoices Invoice management and reporting for Benefits/National Basketball Players Association Maintaining information and providing analyses and reports to Legal Department senior leaders regarding law firm rates (including increases, discounts, and alternative fee arrangements)
  • Manage NBA Policies Regarding Outside Legal Services (including compliance, revisions)
  • Managing global vendor relationships for Legal Department and Player Health vendors, including communicating with vendors regarding payment, reconciling disputes, etc.
  • Maintaining Legal Department accounting files/information Coordinating with the Finance Department regarding all Legal Department and Player Health matters


Required Skills/Knowledge:


  • Outstanding written and oral business communication skills Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; flexibility and effective time management skills to balance multiple priorities
  • Creative problem-solving skills to assist in meeting business needs and seizing new opportunities, while mitigating risk and managing key relationships
  • Strong commitment to quality work product and organizational ethics, integrity, and compliance
  • Experience with financial data entry/processing Familiarity with basic finance/accounting documents (e.g., P&L) and concepts Experience at a law firm or corporate legal department preferred




  • College Degree


Salary Range:


  • $80,000 - $100,000 Per Year


We Consider Applicants For All Positions On The Basis Of Merit, Qualifications And Business Needs, And Without Regard To Race, Color, National Origin, Religion, Sex, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Alienage Or Citizenship Status, Ancestry, Marital Status, Creed, Genetic Predisposition Or Carrier Status, Sexual Orientation, Veteran Status, Familial Status, Status As A Victim Of Domestic Violence Or Any Other Status Or Characteristic Protected By Applicable Federal, State, Or Local Law.


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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