Project Accountant

Confidential Company  •  Burbank, CA

Less than 5 years experience  •  Broadcasting

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/03/17 by Khadija Noorbhai
Confidential Company
Burbank, CA
Less than 5 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/03/17 Khadija Noorbhai


ESL/Turtle Entertainment America is the world's largest eSports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions.  It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems.


Reporting directly to the VP of Finance, the IEM Project Accountant works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assist in developing templates and processes to build client project budgets based on project scope and contracts, capture and track project budgets versus actuals.

  2. Review event P&Ls weekly and track against actuals and general ledgers (GL); make adjustments and corrections as needed.

  3. Prepare cash flow / liquidity forecasts.

  4. Prepare and send analysis related to event.

  5. Track event revenues and costs against plan.

  6. Update / adjust forecasts and provide input into Latest Estimates (LEs).

  7. Cross-check booking against IEM cost center and correct errors (working with accounting and finance team).

  8. Assist in driving visibility, analysis and management of client and event project budgets.

  9. Drive the design and implementation of key controls, systems and tools to ensure adequate visibility, effective management, and accurate forecasting and reporting for TEA’s local and global projects.

  10. Develop, update, and monitor individual project schedules, budgets and estimates of completion from proposal through work completion in conjunction with project team members.

  11. Support the following in accordance with global company standards: development of project work breakdown structures, budgets, creating resource loaded schedules, maintaining schedule status, and creating progress and financialreports, and other cost and schedule data that may be required.

  12. Review schedule, progress and productivity of projects (including subcontractors), monitor and verify monthly costs, support PMs with cost and schedule variance analysis, forecasting estimates of completion, change order management and control.

  13. Prepare monthly project progress summary reports, including updated cost reports and schedules and determine percentage of completion.

  14. Attend progress meetings with project management, and subcontractors to review project status including cost and schedule status within the context of the overall project status.

  15. Maintain project information including the initial set up, budgets, modifications, change orders, and project close-out.

  16. Provide Finance/Accounting support with annual budgeting process and monthly revenue forecasts based on updated cost and schedules.

  17. Create and learn role-related processes, procedures, and best practices.

  18. Keep abreast of changes in area(s) of expertise and responsibility via participation in ongoing professional development and training as determined in collaboration with primary supervisor and Human Resources team.

  19. Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or a related field or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

  • 3-5 yearsexperience in project accounting in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Excel is required.

  • Experience working in eSports entertainment, broadcasting or other entertainment industry is preferred.

  • Must be eligible to work in the United States.


  • Operate computers and othertechnology devices and equipment proficiently with associated software and apps in accordance with company policy and role responsibilities.

  • Work independently and collaborate well within teams with a high standard of integrity and ethics in support of ESL’s strategic interests, policies, and goals.

  • Perform work with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy and tact while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures, including colleagues, clients, vendors, partners, contractors and other possible stakeholders.

  • Demonstrate effective, accurate and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, social media, reading, phone and customer service skills in accordance with role.

  • Define and prioritize realistic and specific goals and objectives.

  • Respond to others in a timely and courteous manner.

  • Use strong project management, organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and exceptional attention to detail.

  • Able to manage multiple, concurrent projects in a deadline driven, fast-paced environment.

  • Strong problem-solving, analytical and evaluative skills.


The regular hours for this full-time position are Monday to Friday from 9:00a to 6:00p. Holiday, weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel may be required. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule, do calls and meetings periodically early or late to accomodate global teams and vendors.

ADA/OSHA: This job description defines the essential job duties of this position.  ESL expects that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable work accommodations and without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this role.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this role.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, ESL will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

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