Financial Controller

The Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) is seeking candidates for a capable, diligent Financial Controller based in its Bethesda, MD headquarters. Formed in 2003, the MLSPA is a labor organization and is the exclusive bargaining representative for all MLS players. Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to

The Financial Controller will manage the accounting operations of the MLSPA and its for-profit subsidiary and must deliver precise information under strict deadlines. The ideal candidate for the position is bright, attentive, and efficient with self-assurance and the ability to complete work skillfully with little or no direct supervision.


● Oversee all accounting operations of the MLSPA and its for-profit subsidiary

● Maintain an organized and orderly filing system of all accounting documents and records

● Collaborate with external auditors

● With the MLSPA’s Executive Director, produce the annual budget and predict budget forecasts

● Maintain a comprehensive system of accounting records

● Generate financial reports as needed

● Ensure that financial reports comply with current accounting principles and financial reporting standards

● Publish complete and timely financial statements to senior staff and the MLSPA’s Executive Board

● Account for any budget variances and report significant discrepancies to senior staff

● Analyze capital investments

● Comply with all local, state, and federal tax filings and reporting requirements

● Schedule payments for accounts payable promptly

● Complete bank reconciliations

● Maintain a system of budgets and controls over all transactions to mitigate risk


● Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration

● Minimum five years of bookkeeping or accounting experience

● Thorough knowledge of accountancy

● Superb mathematical, communication and interpersonal skills

● High attention to detail

Value Add:

● Experience working with non-profit organizations and/or labor unions

● Familiarity with professional soccer and Major League Soccer

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