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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Accounts Payable Coordinator/ Accounting Assistant - The Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

Description:

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently has a need for a full-time Accounting Assistant.

This full-time position includes a full benefits package as well as wonderful perks!  This position is based in the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI. but may require travel to Ford Field.

Summary of Position:

This position is responsible for supporting the Finance and Accounting operations of the Detroit Lions and its related entities. The Accounting Assistant is primarily responsible for assisting the finance team with journal entries, general ledger reconciliations, and performing the accounts payable job function for the practice facility.

Essential Requirements: 

·         Vouch Accounts Payable invoices in Great Plains and cut checks as needed

·         Assist in reconciling bank statements

·         Record bank transfers

·         Monthly balance sheet account reconciliations

·         Prepare and input monthly journal entries

·         Prepare monthly prepaid and accrual entries

·         Track and record fixed assets

·         Prepare monthly depreciation entries

·         Code incoming and outgoing wires

·         Reconcile intercompany accounts

·         Accounts Receivable Invoicing

·         Track incoming receipts and update log

·         Seating Deposit Reconciliations

·         Assist in the annual financial audit

·         Assist in the annual salary cap audit

·         Assist with other monthly close activities as assigned

·         Other related duties as assigned

·         Assist in formatting reports for executive team


Qualifications:

·         Bachelor’s degree in Accounting

·         1-3 years accounting experience

·         Results oriented with ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

·         Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact with              Accounting and other departments and senior management.

·         Knowledge of Microsoft Office with an intermediate level of Excel use.

·         Knowledge of Great Plains or similar accounting ERP platform preferred.  

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field(s)?

2. Do you have at least 1+ years of accounting experience?

3. Do you have previous experience using the Great Plains accounting database?

4. What is your salary expectation for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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Information Systems/Technical: Box Office Database Administration
Director of Ticket Systems & Box Office Operations - The Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

DESCRIPTION:

Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions.  Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more.  Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets.  Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently have a need for a Director of Ticket Systems & Box Office Operations.  This position is based out of Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit.  This position will report to the Vice President of Ticketing and Suite Sales.   

SUMMARY: 
The Director of Ticket Systems & Box Office Operations is responsible for the management and operation of the Detroit Lions Ticket Office.  The Director of Ticket Systems & Box Office Operations will play a support role to the Vice President of Ticketing and Suite Sales by managing a dedicated ticket operations staff, and will have a significant role in helping achieve organizational process, ticket technology innovation and overall sales and revenue objectives. This role will be integral in creating synergies within multiple business functions including sales, service, analytics, database management, finance, IT and operations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (including, but not limited to):
The Director of Ticket Systems & Box Office Operations position will have daily responsibilities including, without limitation, to the following:

  • Display a consistent focus on daily process, efficiency advancements as well as the future of ticket operations.
  • Strong technological skills and a desire to learn and implement new technologies that will keep the organization ahead of the curve within the industry
  • Direct and train a qualified ticket operations staff with the goal of supporting all ticket sales efforts
  • Mentor ticket operations staff so that activity contributes to collective department goals
  • Work closely with ticket sales and service staff members to provide the highest level of customer service for all season ticket holders; contribute and effectively manage inventory to align with industry sales cycles; liaison to virtual seat viewer vendor and membership relocation process
  • Ensure the security of the box office is maintained at all times; assume responsibility for all monies collected and provide appropriate personnel with detailed daily reports and ensure safety of monies at the end of each day
  • Development of staff members in order to produce a positive working environment and a productive work flow.
  • Responsible for ticketing all ticketed non-Lions events at Ford Field (concerts, Monster Jam, Supercross, etc.) 
  • Upload, build and administer all events on the ticketing system; ensure the ticketing system records are maintained and accurate.

GENERAL DUTIES:

  • Act as primary liaison with AXS/Veritix
  • Act as primary liaison for NFL Ticket Exchange
  • Lead administrator for Veritix/Flash Seats/Back Office ticketing system and other potential 3rd party vendors
  • Coordinate ticket printing efforts for organization and directly communicate status, needs, etc. with all necessary departments
  • Work with accounting department to prepare and verify accuracy of game statements and general financial reconciliation
  • Administer efficient, accurate, and timely reporting mechanisms related to sales activity
  • Maintain accurate records in support of sales and service efforts as defined by the organization
  • Develop and manage department budget goals for operating expenses in a fiduciary manor
  • Manage ticket inventory and communicate availability to sales staff members on a regular basis
  • Lead contact with the NFL league office regarding all topics specific to ticket operations and reporting
  • Develop synergies within multiple business units; manage and execute box office union agreement
  • Oversee & implement strategic planning initiatives based business analytics & ticket technology trends within the NFL & professional sports
  • Responsible for managing all Detroit Lions ticket inventory including on-site, and off-site events

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Expertise on the AXS/Veritix Ticketing System and working knowledge of Microsoft CRM
  • Excellent personal motivation with the ability to work independently in a fast paced environment along with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.  This includes the ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen, possess excellent group presentation skills, willingness to actively participate in meetings
  • Meets challenges with resourcefulness and creativity
  • Ability to assess the needs to potential clients and develop recommendations
  • Proven ability to exercise good judgment, understanding of industry challenges and opportunities and ability to make effective business decisions
  • Experience with a professional sports or entertainment venue preferred

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Sports Management or related field, or relevant working experience of a minimum of 7 years
  • A minimum of 5 years of ticket operations and/or box office management experience
  • A valid Driver’s License and a good driving record
  • Working knowledge of AXS/Veritix Back Office operations platform highly preferred
  • Proficient computer skills including experience with MS Office products, including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Outlook and the ability to learn new software programs; MS Access or database software experience
  • Technical aptitude and proficiency with various ticketing platforms for a minimum of 7 years
  • Proficiently and experience with writing HTML code, Adobe Photoshop and advanced functions within MS Excel
  • Strength in time management, administrative ability, organization, and customer service skills
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with the public in a professional manner
  • Maintains a professional image and demeanor
  • Strong ability to work well with co-workers and supervisors in a team environment
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays

To Apply

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Sales, Sports Management or a related field?

2. Do you have experience working in ticket operations? If so, describe your ticket operations experience. This should include how many years of ticket operations experience you have.

3. Do you have experience with AXS/Veritix or other ticket management systems? If so, please describe how many years you have worked with the system(s) and what specific system(s) you’ve worked with.

4. What is your salary expectation for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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Internships: Any Internship
INTERN - Video Department - Detroit Lions (Allen Park, MI)

Summary of Position:

The Detroit Lions are accepting applications for an internship in the Video department. The Video Department is responsible for video footage which is used by the coaching staff, players, and personnel department at all practices and football games while ensuring the proper operation of equipment used.

The Video Department intern will have the opportunity to learn about and assist with the day-to-day operations of the department. The intern will gain hands on training and experience in camera work, editing, and light post-production work in a professional sports environment.


Hours/Duration of Position:
Interns will work between 30-40+ hours per week.

Please be aware that interns will not work the same schedule every day. Their hours will be scheduled around team practice. All applicants MUST be able to work a flexible and varied schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays. A typical schedule might be 9:30am - 3:00pm or 10:30am to 5:00pm.

This internship will begin in February 2017 and will end at the end in August 2017. This position are based at the Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI and will also travel to Ford Field in Detroit, MI. This internships is paid hourly, but interns are required have their own housing in metro Detroit, as well as transportation to and from the Practice Facility and Stadium.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate third and fourth camera during practice, workouts, and special assignments
  • Download video (digitize or capture) onto video server, mark clips, and create sequences for viewing by the coaching staff, management, and personnel departments. This includes practice, workouts, and opponents footage
  • Assist in set-up of all video equipment utilized at hotels and verify that all set-ups are operational for team meetings
  • On day of game, assist in set-up of video equipment used on the field  and coaches booth (Still shot system)
  • Assist in maintaining video library
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Requirements

  • The preferred candidate is looking for internship experience during or immediately following their junior or senior year of college.
  • Applicants MUST HAVE prior experience in video for a college football team or previous video internships within the National Football League (Working with coaching video rather than post production/broadcast work).
  • Interns will not work the same schedule every day. Their hours will be scheduled around team practice. All applicants MUST be able to work a flexible and varied schedule which will include nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Applicants must provide their own transportation and housing
  • Knowledge of camera systems (ENG/EFP) and its operations preferred
  • Knowledge of video equipment (Panasonic HD) preferred
  • Knowledge of either XOS or DVSport software systems preferred


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
     
  • Ability to reach, bend, sit and/or stand, climb or balance, kneel, crouch or crawl
     
  • Ability to run with camera while shooting on-field drills

To Apply

Please submit both a resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications and interest in this position.  Those candidates who fail to submit a cover letter will be removed from consideration.


NO CALLS PLEASE. We regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you currently enrolled or recently graduated from an accredited four year college degree program?

2. Was your college GPA 3.0 or above? If no, please provide GPA.

3. Do you have experience in shooting video for a college FOOTBALL team? (YES/NO)

4. If you answered yes to #3 above, which football team?

5. Have you worked for football football coaches where you were shooting video? Please explain.

6. Do you have past internship experience with camera systems such as ENG/EFP?

7. Do you have experience with Panasonic HD video equipment?

8. Have you shot video for All-22 or End Zone? Please explain.

9. Do you have housing and transportation in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship? If you do not, but are able to obtain your own housing, please explain.

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Internships: Computer Information Systems
INTERN- IT/Football Systems Support - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

The Detroit Lions currently have two openings for a Football Systems & Business Support Interns in the IT Department. The Intern(s) will have the opportunity to provide first level support to internal and external Football Operations Staff.  Support will include system support, user support, testing, and/or documentation.

Hours/Duration of Position:

This Internship is a short-term 40-hours-per-week paid position that will run from February 2017 through August 2017. Candidates must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of this position which will include working major scheduled events on nights, weekends, and holidays.

This position will be based at both Detroit Lions Training Facility in Allen Park, MI. and Ford Field.

Candidates must provide own housing and transportation to and from Allen Park and Ford Field. Preference will be given to local candidates.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Traditional desktop support, including computer hardware/software installations and repair & maintenance of computer systems, desktops, and peripherals.
  • Maintain confidentiality with regard to the information being processed, stored or access by the end-users on the network.
  • Educate users on the basic functionality of software and hardware.
  • Investigate user problems and identify their source; determine possible solutions; test and implement solutions.
  • Respond to requests for techincal assistance in person, by phone or email.
  • Maintain and update computer hardware and software inventories on a regular basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Enrolled in an advanced curriculum relating to Information Technology.
  • Skilled and experienced in working with Windows and/or specific hardware devices, as dictated by the project assignment.
  • Ability to manage various tasks and business needs as they arise.
  • Posess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Poise and the ability to present him or herself to others with professionalism and maturity
  • An energetic and self-motivated attitude
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Internet Explorer) required

To Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your qualifications in Information Technology for consideration.

NO CALLS  OR FOLLOW UP EMAILS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applicants we receive for internships, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have housing and transportation in the metro Detroit area for the duration of this internship?

2. Do you have an Associate’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science from a two-year college or currently working to obtain one?

3. Do you have experience with end user computing and support technologies?

4. Do you have experience with networking, server, and desktop technologies?

5. Have you participated in any internships in the past?

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Finance: Accounting/Finance other
Payroll Specialist - Detroit Lions (Detroit, MI)

Description:

Ford Field Management, LLC is Detroit’s premier sports and entertainment destination and is the game day home of the Detroit Lions. Throughout the year, Ford Field hosts events such as concerts, motorsports, college sports, high school and college graduations, and more. Ford Field also has space available for conferences, meetings, and banquets. Ford Field has hosted major events such as Super Bowl XL and the 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four.

Ford Field Management and the Detroit Lions currently has a need for a full-time Payroll Specialist. This position is based out of the Ford Field stadium located in Downtown Detroit. The Payroll Specialist is responsible for end-to-end payroll processing for Ford Field.  The role involves working with all departments within the organization, which includes addressing payroll related questions/requests from employees and Managers.  This individual should be able to work independently, be well-organized, and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

Summary of Position:

  • Review the time management system for approvals, accuracy and completeness

  • Responsible for timely tax filings

  • Submit ACH file to bank

  • Transmit 401-K deductions to provider

  • Set up and process Garnishment calculations

  • Submit payroll deductions to appropriate authorities

  • Assist Human Resources Department with updating payroll records to changes in tax status, address, direct deposit, etc.

  • Review and Reconcile payroll

  • Determine the semi-monthly payroll for each calendar year.  Assist with cash flow

  • Review quarterly tax filings to ensure third party vendor has filed correctly

  • Assist with Audits

  • Reconcile payroll accounts in general ledger on a quarterly basis

  • Support Payroll Manager for other entities and projects

  • Maintain payroll operations by following policies and procedures; reporting needed changes

  • Maintain employee confidence and protect payroll operations by keeping information confidential

  • Complete employment verifications

Requirements:

  • Experience with ADP and Great Plains strongly preferred

  • At least two years payroll processing experience

  • Fundamental Payroll certification (FPC) a plus

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge of payroll practices

  • High attention to detail

  • Proficient in MS Office

  • Must be flexible regarding work hours including weekends and holidays

To Apply:

To apply, please submit a copy of your resume along with a cover letter detailing your interest and related experience to the position.

Due to the high volume or resumes received, we regret that we are unable to update candidates on the status of their application. Those selected for further consideration will be contacted. NO CALLS or EMAILS PLEASE.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you hold a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or equivalent?

2. How many years of experience do you have processing payroll?

3. What systems have you used to process payroll in the past?

4. What is your salary expectation for this position? Candidates who fail to provide an appropriate response will not be eligible for consideration.

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