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Finance Analyst

REQ ID:  9896

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.

Position Summary:

This position provides financial analysis and support, financial process & reporting rigor, financial performance management, and direction to a path to achieve long-term goals focused on the following departments: Events, Direct-to-Consumer and Production.


Major Responsibility:

  • Support the development of the annual 3-year business plan & quarterly projection process, including staffing/human resource plans, capital expenditure forecasts, cash flow estimates, and new investment opportunity pitches
  • Partner closely with Controllers Group during month end close process to ensure P&L accuracy.
  • Jointly review internal production billings, prepaid balance sheet account, purchase orders and open invoices to determine monthly entries.
  • Prepare accruals and reclasses as needed.
  • Perform monthly and quarterly financial tracking, reporting and variance analysis. Identify areas of risk or opportunity.
  • Partner with Senior League Finance team members to communicate monthly results to Department Senior Management, NBA Finance/Accounting team, and supported business groups & sub-groups.
  • Provide finance support leading up to tentpole events (e.g., All Star).
  • Work with Financial Systems and Corporate Cards team to ensure backend coding set up properly for each event, assist Events team in coding and processing invoices, work with Event leads on preliminary settlements documents needed (with teams, promoter or venue).
  • Update projections leading up to each event and track spending against budget for key verticals within each tentpole event.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis & modeling for Finance and supported groups as needed.


Required Skills/Knowledge:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in FP&A, Accounting or related field.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively contribute in meetings with Finance and non-Finance attendees.
  • Detail oriented, organized and demonstrates curiosity regarding league & department operations.
  • Strong Excel & PowerPoint skills.



  • University degree in Finance, Accounting, Economics, or related business field. Sport, Media or Events experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Adaptive Insights & OfficeConnect is a plus.

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About the NBA
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.

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

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