Under the oversight and general supervision of the Associate Athletic Director, the incumbent will serve as a Budget Analyst supporting a $130 million, 23 sport NCAA Division I Intercollegiate Athletic Program which supports over 800 student-athletes. The incumbent will be responsible for overseeing the budget development process, and analyzing departmental budgets searching for variances and trends. Primary duties include: Overseeing the annual Athletic Department Budget and Budget Development Process: Working with management in each department to develop and implement the annual budget process; Providing staff training for budget management; Analyzing and identifying financial and business process areas that need improvement in budget planning; Documenting budget overages and making recommendations for cost savings; developing short and long term budgetary projections; developing financial resource allocation recommendations based on sub-unit budget projections; serving as a budget representative on University-wide projects; Reviewing campus budget instructions to ensure that the budget entries conform to policies and directives from the UW-Madison Budget Office. Analyzing Analytic Data for Department Revenue and Expenses: Using Pac Analytics software, analyzing ticketing and donations data and financial metrics; Assisting with development and maintenance of Pac Analytics financial reports; Reviewing UW Foundation data to uncover trends and anomalies; Assisting the Director of Data Analytics with testing of new financial reporting systems. Financial Reporting: Using the Elevation system to reconcile and produce NCAA/EADA financial reports; Creating a database for all financial reports; Creating schedule and procedure manual that encompasses all departmental financial reporting; Creating reports to monitor travel expenses using the GRASP reporting tool. Other duties include: Developing and maintaining a budget development and business office procedure manuals; Participation in department revenue reconciliation and reporting, contract reconciliations, contract management, review of UW Foundation reports, and development of new projects and initiatives.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field is required. One (1) to three (3) years of related, professional work experience is preferred for the Associate level, required for the no-prefix level. The most qualified candidates will bring to this position the following knowledge, skills and abilities: Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), development of financial statements under GAAP, financial reporting principles and automated accounting system processes and operations. Ability to develop, implement and maintain cash based accounting systems; Computer education and experience with mainframe and personal computer (PC) based accounting systems and applications; data processing education; and experience with PC spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel) preferred; Knowledge of PC applications and databases including WISDM and Great Plains; Computer applications, spreadsheet, and word processing aptitude; Knowledge of state statutes, NCAA regulations, administrative rules and department policies; Ability to identify problems and develop and implement a corrective action plan to resolve the problem in accordance with UW policies; Knowledge of Event Ticketing software (Paciolan, Ticketmaster, etc.); Knowledge of the Elevation Financial Reporting System; Knowledge of contract management tools; Knowledge of GRASP travel reporting tool; Time management skills; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees; Customer service and communication skills; Good organizational skills and experience in formal documentation; and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. The position requires a high level of independent judgment to oversee and perform complex budget analysis and financial reporting duties.
Conditions of Appointment: This is a 100%, renewable, Academic Staff appointment. Salary will be assigned within the appropriate range, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience. An excellent benefits package is also included. Anticipated start date on or after August 7, 2017. Successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by no later than 11:55 p.m. CDT, July 26, 2017. Please complete the online application: http://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/cw/en-us/job/495564/senior-budget-director and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and contact information for at least three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.
NOTE: Unless confidentiality is requested in your online application, information regarding the names of applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.
Special Note: UW-Madison conducts criminal background checks for final candidate(s).
UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply
About University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Intercollegiate Athletics
The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison dedicates itself to the mission of providing athletic opportunities to a wide range of students in an environment in which all student-athletes can achieve their academic and competitive goals. The Division strives to provide equitable opportunities for all student-athletes and fosters the principles of sportsmanship,... respect and fair play on the field of play. The Division sponsors teams in 23 sports (12 women, 11 men) competing under the regulatory guidelines established by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Big Ten Conference, the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and the Intercollegiate Rowing Association (IRA).
UW-Madison is located in the heart of Madison which is the state capital and the state's second largest city. Madison has a solid and long standing national reputation as a vibrant and thriving city.