Work Department: Athletics Class Title/Code: Business/Administrative Associate (5010) Effective Date: Jul 19, 2021
Responsibilities: Employees at this level oversee the business and financial operations of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including the Leatherneck Club. The individual positively contributes to furthering the objectives, philosophies, and goals of department in support of its student-athletes, coaches, and staff. The role serves as primary financial liaison to university, NCAA and other units.
A Business/Admin Associate typically:
Manages and supervises all athletics business office functions Reports/interprets departmental financial status and objectives to campus or university administrators, the NCAA, and government units Participates in the development of policies and procedures required for the sound administration of University, Foundation, NCAA, Summit League, Missouri Valley Football Conference, and departmental expectations Serves as primary liaison with other campus units on the department’s business and budget-related functions Completes special projects at the request of the Director of Athletics
Bachelor's degree with a major in Accountancy or a related field AND two (2) years of professional level accounting experience. OR
Possession of current registration as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant, or a valid license to practice Public Accounting (LPA). OR
Master's degree in Accountancy or a related field.
Additional specialty factors are also required and listed below:
Experience with managing and supervising the daily business activities of an Athletics Business Office
Experience with updating and training department employees on fiscal policies & procedures and monitor to ensure compliance
Experience developing and implementing a complex budget
Experience in procurement card management
Knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations
Internal Number: 476
About Western Illinois University Athletics
THE DEPARTMENT: Intercollegiate Athletics is a NCAA Division I Institution and is a charter member of The Summit League and the Missouri Valley Football Conference (FCS). For more information visit: http://www.goleathernecks.com.
THE UNIVERSITY: Since 1902, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.
More than 66 undergraduate degree programs, nearly 40 graduate programs and two doctoral programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation. Outside the classroom at Western, concerts, lectures, presentations, films, dance performances and more are performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, as well as a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home ...to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.
The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,432): A traditional, residential four-year campus with offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,192): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.