At NYRA, the simultaneous operation of LIVE racing, simulcasting, facilities construction, wagering activities, and venue ticketing leads to a challenging environment from an accounting perspective. Financial information related to the above activities exists outside of the company’s general ledger system, resulting in extensive reconciliation procedures and analyses in order to ensure completeness, accuracy and proper cutoff.
The Staff Accountant role at NYRA begins with leading a detailed account analysis review in order to validate the accuracy of financial information flowing into NYRA’s ERP system. This role ensures financial statement validity at the ground level and is the foundation for sound financial reporting throughout the accounting function.
The Staff Accountant is expected to perform their essential functions exercising independent judgement, exemplary time management skills, collaboration with key members of the finance team and other departments, and incorporate NYRA’s shared values and supporting behaviors.
The Staff Accountant should be an articulate communicator who thrives in a collaborative environment, effectively communicates both verbally and in writing, and proactively makes recommendations on process improvements for better efficiency and accuracy.