Accounting Manager | XL Center

Location US-CT-Hartford
Job ID
Spectra - Venue Management
Location Name
Spectra VM - XL Center and Pratt & Whitney Stadium
Regular Full-Time


The Accounting Manager is responsible for the accuracy and integrity of financial reporting and accounting of multiple operating locations.  This position also has oversight responsibilities to enforce the application of all internal controls to secure all assets including cash, accounts receivable, and physical inventory.



  • Assist the Director of Finance with overseeing staff with the day-to-day, monthly and year-end operations of the Finance Department. Ability to “step in” and perform any of the duties by a vacant position when necessary.
  • Perform the processing and recording of accounts payable transactions and ensure that all invoices are coded correctly, paid accurately and in accordance with Finance policies and procedures.
  • Review and process credit card expense reports and receipts submitted by cardholders on monthly basis.
  • Accounts Receivable duties including invoice preparation and cash receipts processing.
  • Safeguard company assets through close monitoring of accounting procedures; conduct audits as needed.
  • Import box office daily sales and reconcile sales accounts prior to month end postings.
  • Collect data from multiple sources and generate reports of Spectra’s event operating results to venue management team and the corporate Finance Department. Includes flash reports, catering activity recaps and sales reports.
  • Provide accounting support to company departments to ensure accurate forecasting. 
  • Perform account reconciliations, analyze discrepancies, and suggest course of corrective action.
  • Reconcile bank deposits to sales reports, inventory levels, payroll reporting, A/P and A/R activities.
  • Assist Director of Finance as needed in generating accurate financial statements in a timely manner.


  • Degree in Accounting required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in the English language required.
  • High level of proficiency with computers, Microsoft applications, extensive experience in Excel preparing spreadsheets and reports. Knowledge of accounting software recommended (SAGE 100 preferred)
  • Thorough understanding of accounting and financial reporting principles and practices.
  • Strong experience of following established processes and policies, attention to detail, accuracy of work and adherence to meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management and in teams. Experience in coaching, training and mentoring direct reports and department heads preferred.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills; ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, changing, environment. 
  • Ability to adhere to highest standards of ethics, integrity, professionalism, and discretion.  Ability to execute solid management decisions quickly and efficiently.  Must work well under pressure of deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to work extended hours (i.e. evenings, weekends, and holidays), as required by business necessity.


We are strengthened by our differences and united by making a difference. Spectra embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and the communities that we serve.  We strive to create an inclusive culture and equitable workplace where all employees feel valued and can bring their whole selves to work.  Not only is it the right thing to do, but we know that diverse, equitable and inclusive teams invite deeper collaboration and understanding, spark greater innovation, and achieve higher employee satisfaction.


Spectra, an industry leader in sports, entertainment and venue management, is dedicated to recruiting and developing individuals with the skills, experience, desire, and values to contribute to the continued growth and success of our organization.  Together, with our 250+ sports & entertainment venue partners, we transform events into experiences! These experiences create excitement, turn heads, and make memories.  Come Join Us!  You can learn more about Spectra at www.spectraexperiences.com/


Spectra is an equal opportunity employer and our employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, handicap, marital status, or any other status or condition protected by Federal and/or State laws, except where bona fide occupational qualifications apply.


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