Oak View Group

Accounting Manager (Events) - Acrisure Arena

Location US-CA-Palm Desert
Job ID
Location Name
Acrisure Arena
Regular Full-Time

Oak View Group

Oak View Group is the global leader in venue development, management, and premium hospitality services for the live event industry.  Offering an unmatched, 360-degree solution set for a collection of world-class owned venues and a client roster that includes the most influential, highest attended arenas, convention centers, music festivals, performing arts centers, and cultural institutions on the planet.


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The Event Accounting Manager plans, directs, and manages all aspects of financial, accounting, purchasing and internal control functions for the management team by performing the following duties.


This position is Exempt and pays between $75,000 to $80,000.


For FT roles: Benefits: Health, Dental and Vision insurance, 401(k) savings plan, 401(k) matching, and paid time off (vacation days, sick days, and 12 holidays).


job expires 9/30/2024

About the Venue

Acrisure Arena

America’s hottest music festival destination finally has the world-class arena it deserves. Now open, the brand new Acrisure Arena provides the greater Palm Springs area of Southern California with a premiere 11,000+ capacity venue hosting the biggest artists and acts on the planet. We are #TheCoolestSpot in the desert, designed specifically for hockey and acoustically designed for concerts, Acrisure Arena provides top-tier hospitality, artist amenities, and all of the benefits of a modern music and sports venue to the Coachella Valley.


  • Serve as point person for all event related items including but not limited to event revenue, event expenses, promoter point of contact, event settlements, flash reports, P&L, and any other event related items
  • Responsible for event settlements night of the event
  • Create, finalize and distribute event flash reports within 48-72 hours of the event
  • Works with RVP of Programming; VP of Finance and VP of Events, with forecasting for future events
  • Create and post event journal
  • Analyze event P&L for accuracy after the event has been recorded by staff accountants
  • Compare the actuals event P&L vs budget
  • Complete balance sheet reconciliations
  • Lead other special projects as requested by leadership
  • Participates in other duties and special projects as assigned
  • May require extensive walking through the building, exposure to loud noises, climbing of stairs, and working in normal office conditions; This positions works during events which are nighttime; weekends and holidays.
  • Perform all general accounting functions including general ledger, accounts receivable, and accounts payable.
  • Supervise, direct and develop the Accountant.
  • Oversee Box Office cash handling procedures and verify bank statements against daily deposits.
  • Perform bank account and bank reconciliations.
  • Prepare event settlements and generate account transfers or check payments.
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly financial statements.
  • Assist VP of Finance with budget preparation, and financial reporting.


  • Bachelor’s degree or better from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, public or business administration or a related field required; CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 – 5 years of Arena/Hotel/Convention Center accounting experience required.
  • May require working beyond normal business hours, including nights, weekends and holidays based on event calendar.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to work well with all levels of management.
  • Knowledge of MAS 200 preferred, or similar accounting software.
  • Prior supervisory responsibility preferred.
  • Experience analyzing data for accuracy
  • Superior Excel skills
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated attention to detail
  • Ability to learn quickly, open to change and enjoy the challenge of unfamiliar tasks
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment and ambiguous environment; handle multiple tasks with the ability to re-prioritize and shift priorities quickly
  • Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely, get messages across that have the desired effect


Strengthened by our Differences. United to Make a Difference.

At OVG, we understand that to continue positively disrupting the sports and live entertainment industry, we need a diverse team to help us do it. We also believe that inclusivity drives innovation, strengthens our people, improves our service, and raises our excellence. Our success is rooted in creating environments that reflect and celebrate the diverse communities in which we operate and serve, and this is the reason we are committed to amplifying voices from all different backgrounds.


Oak View Group is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.


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