The Director of Budget and Finance serves as a leader of the Department of Athletics budget and finance team that is committed to excellence and advancing the department through its strategic plan. This position will oversee and direct the daily operation and administration of the athletic budget/finance and travel operations.
This position will oversee all departmental accounting functions for revenues and expenses for departmental operating funds and University Foundation accounts; develop annual unit action plans and strategic initiatives for business/finance and travel operations; manage staff performance including goal setting, coaching and reviews; collaborate with the Deputy Athletics Director/Chief Financial Officer on the development, monitoring and reconciliation of the annual department operating and capital budgets; serve as budget officer for select sport and support units including approval of purchases and expenses, process journal entries/transfers, analyze budget to actual variances, provide monthly financial statements, monitor and reconcile department general ledger accounts; prepares department's annual EADA and NCAA Financial Reports; coordinates preparations for annual external and internal audits; oversees monthly and annual reconciliation of booster club accounts; ensure all transactions are in compliance with university expenditure policies and purchasing procedures; design, implement, and enforce programs, procedures, education, and controls for the department fiscal and travel operations according to University guidelines and best practices; identify opportunities to streamline controls and monitoring activities via financial software and/or IT solutions; coordinate documentation, testing and remediation of the university's internal controls over financial reporting.
This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, sport management or related field.
Six years of progressive responsibility in finance or accounting, preferable in a collegiate environment; advanced knowledge of financial policies, practices and systems; skills in budgeting, reporting and analytics, accounting, and bookkeeping;
Strong verbal and written communication skills;
Client-service oriented, good listening, critical thinking, and analytical skills;
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, multi-task, manage and prioritize work, and delegate work appropriately;
Interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively across the organization at all levels; and advanced level of Excel skills.
Experience working in a collegiate athletics environment;
Experience completing EADA, NCAA Financial Reporting and NCAA Financial Audits;
Knowledge of NCAA rules and policies;
Experience working with PeopleSoft based software;
Experience working with Elevation software, and
An interest in and passion for students and Intercollegiate Athletics.
Gopher Athletics offers 25 NCAA sponsored Division I sports and participates in the Big Ten and WCHA conferences. This position works in a creative and collaborative team environment where change is embraced and innovation is encouraged.The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the acade...mic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).Background Check InformationAny offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.