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Corporate Finance & Strategy Lead

REQ ID:  7421

New York, New York, US, 10022

At the NBA, we’re passionate about growing and celebrating the game of basketball. Through the intensity of the game and the amazing athletic skill of our players, we deliver excitement to hundreds of millions of fans around the world. As a global sports and media business, the NBA is so much more. While Basketball Operations runs the league’s on-court activities, other departments manage relationships with television and digital media partners, develop marketing partnerships with some of the world’s most recognizable companies, oversee the licensing of NBA merchandise, and handle a wide range of responsibilities that drive the NBA’s success.


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.



Position Summary:

The Corporate Finance & Strategy group provides analytical and transactional support to the NBA league office and to our 30 teams, with the goal of enabling the NBA to achieve its long-term financial targets. This group is also tasked with maintaining the NBA’s near-term and long-term financial models, forecasting and analyzing the effects of the NBA’s revenue sharing plan across teams, and helping to optimize the capital structure and franchise values of our 30 teams.


This position in the Corporate Finance & Strategy group will play a crucial role in supporting the group’s efforts. This individual will perform extensive financial analysis in support of NBA teams and strategic league-wide initiatives, develop an in-depth understanding of our unique financial systems, and work in close partnership with other groups throughout finance and the broader organization.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead internal financial analysis of NBA team-related transactions, including team ownership sales, and team and arena financings
  • In coordination with commercial business units, lead financial analysis of potential league corporate development opportunities, including potential acquisitions, joint venture arrangements, and capital raises
  • Analyze and evaluate policies relating to team capital structure, including debt and equity ownership policies
  • Analyze and evaluate the league’s capital structure, including potential structuring opportunities related thereto
  • Support transactions related to league-managed credit facilities
  • Manage various investor relations functions with institutional investors in NBA teams
  • Assist with preparation of memos and meeting materials for NBA Board of Governors meetings


Required Experience/Knowledge:

  • Ability to produce complex financial models from scratch and quickly digest existing models, with deep attention to detail
  • Expert user of Excel and PowerPoint
  • Proactive self-starter who can work independently within set objectives
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills and a solution-oriented approach
  • Experience working and multi-tasking in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; comfortable presenting to and communicating with league and team senior executives
  • Minimum 6-8 years relevant finance experience; ideal candidate will have meaningful experience in investment banking, corporate finance, or other related fields
  • Direct experience in sports and/or media industries preferred


Educational Background:

Bachelor’s Degree required, MBA a plus



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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