The successful candidate must have a bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8-10 years of collegiate athletic financial/business administration experience, including 3-5 years of senior level management experience and demonstrated knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) is required. Outstanding written and oral skills, extensive expertise with fiscal and spreadsheet computer technology along with strong analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills are essential for success in the position. Additional experience with non-profit accounting functions would be valuable.
Specific Areas of Responsibility and Examples of Duties:
Serve as the Chief Financial Administrator/Officer for the Conference and Miami Beach Bowl. Ensure that clear and direct lines of communication exist between the American office, the internal member constituencies and the external business partners and contacts.
- Supervise Director of Business Affairs position
- Review monthly financial statements and bank reconciliations, balance sheet and income statement accounts
- Provide direct support for annual tax return and IRS report filings
- Oversee annual audit and accounting firm’s financial report
- Handle sales tax reporting and required corporate filings
- Prepare annual budget documents and finance committee report
- Coordinate all championship and event business plans; reconcile financial settlements
- Review and approve reimbursements, vendor payments, and credit card reports
- Maintain the chart of accounts
- Manage insurance policies and employee benefit programs
- Monitor travel and expense policies and procedures
- Coordinate NCAA financial reporting requirements and distributions
- Ensure adherence to GAAP, appropriate internal controls, and Conference policies
- Ensure adherence to federal and state labor and employment laws
- Manage bowl stipend participation program and ticket subsidy distributions
- Implement annual financial surveys for member schools
- Manage operating and reserve bank accounts and corporate credit card program
- Oversee employee retirement programs and annual compliance with IRS pension reporting
- Approve payroll reports and supervise annual IRS wage reporting requirements
- Administrate member distributions, reimbursements, grant awards, and NCAA pass-through funds
- Maintain long-term financial forecast and accuracy of distribution projections and reserve schedules
- Coordinate independent contractor forms, agreements, and waiver of liability documents
- Supervise annual reporting and processing of IRS Form 1099
- Attend national and Conference meetings and events
- Assist with other Conference-related functions as assigned by the Commissioner or Senior Associate Commissioner
Relevant Personal and Performance Competencies Include:
Setting Strategy and Creating a Vision for Growth
Quickly assesses and analyzes situations. Collaborates closely with key stakeholders to form and implement a shared vision. Navigate complex situations confidently and effectively.
Executing for Results in a Complex Multi-Stakeholder Environment
Drives change and exhibits persistence and decisiveness, with sensitivity and diplomacy, is a good listener, seeks the opinions of others and strives for and achieves favorable outcomes among a wide and diverse mix of constituents in a dynamic, often-shifting environment.
Builds and sustains relationships across organizations and influences a variety of audiences, including university leaders, college athletics representatives, conference staff, college athletics business stakeholders and other constituents.
Send applications, including a resume, cover letter and list of references, to:
Donna DeMarco, Senior Associate Commissioner
American Athletic Conference
15 Park Row West, 3rd Floor
Providence, RI 02903