Back in November the new XFL ownership group made their first round of hires. In the mix we saw both new and returning members to the team. The announcement was headlined by former Buffalo Bills exec coming in to serve as XFL President.
This was also the same time that we saw the league update their careers section, stating that listings would be coming and directed potential candidates to their LinkedIn page, that at the time had no openings.
Thanks to Pro Football Newsroom staff member Jake Henry, we saw our first job listing from the XFL when he shared it on social media.
New York City is listed as the location, but it does disclose that it is a remote position.
If you were expecting an interesting position to kick things off, well we have some bad news for you. But, the good news is… it’s still an important position for the XFL. Essentially, this is a financial role for the league, that will assist in handling accounting, treasury and payroll.
Here’s there description of the Controller position:
The Controller will be a core member of the finance team and be involved in various strategic initiatives. Reporting to the CFO, the Controller will work closely to support the senior leadership team and oversee the accounting, treasury and payroll functions. The position will oversee a partially remote team and work closely with the business operations team and other finance team members on budgeting, forecasting and scenario analysis across multiple business lines.
As for the specifics, here’s what they have to say on the day to day duties.
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Finance team and all monthly and year-end procedures
Ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial and tax compliance matters
Oversee preparation of financial analyses, cash flow projections, account reconciliations, tax filings, journal entries, and other key financial reports
Prepare detailed budgets and periodic financial forecasts for senior management
Partner with various business operations departments and overall management team on various financial considerations
Design and implement internal financial controls, policies, and procedures
Ensure proper coordination with accounts payable, payroll, treasury, and other financial functions
Communicate with outside advisors, auditors, and other financial stakeholders
Although this may not seem like much, it does show that the XFL is still moving forward to brining the league back in 2023.
XFL co-owner Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson recently joined CNBC where he shared a few tidbits concerning the league. Not only did he say that we’ll learn broadcast partners early in the next year, he mentioned that we’ll learn the new team names and cities.
The good news, things are moving in the background.
We’re looking forward to see what the XFL has cooking for 2023, and if you’re a fan of the league expect a lot of new in 2022.
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