Successful applicant will lead and manage the accounting operations of the Department of Athletics of Kennesaw State University (KSU) and the Kennesaw State University Athletic Association (KSUAA). Candidate will serve as a representative between KSU's athletic program, the University, Board of Regents and its constituents. Responsible for day-to-day operations of financial accounting area of Athletic Business Office, establishing accounting guidelines and procedures necessary to comply with NCAA guidelines, institutional policies and state regulations. Candidates will need to possess a strong accounting background and a familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures and will need to rely on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
Reports to the Associate Controller – Auxiliary and Other Groups and dotted line to Director of Athletics
•Serve as primary financial administrator for athletics. •Manage all day-to-day accounting operations including but not limited to, deposits for tickets sales, donations and sponsorships, expense reports, procurement/credit cards, purchase orders, payment of invoices and reconciliation of payroll. •Responsible for preparing/monitoring of annual budget and providing updated projections. •Responsible for maintaining data in Association and University financial system. •Prepare the annual reports for the NCAA, EADA, ASUN and Big South. •Prepare 990 for Athletic Association. •Prepare Board of Regents 5 year business plan and annual reporting. •Strategize ways to generate revenue and minimize spending for the Association. •Advises management regarding sources of funding and develops/modifies policies and controls to assure responsible use of resources. •Prepare analytical reports pertinent to financial and operational activities to include variance reports, budget amendments and quarterly reporting to the bank and Finance Committee. •Act as a liaison between Athletics and various college offices including the Office of Finance and Accounting and also possess the ability to interpret University System of Georgia (USG) and University policy. •Develop system controls for ensuring data integrity. •Reconcile bank accounts and all other balance sheet accounts on a monthly basis for the KSUAA and KSU Department of Athletics. •Reconcile and record ticket sales, donations and sponsorship revenue. This will require review and a detailed understanding of contracts and interaction with a third party credit card processor to ensure all revenue is received and recorded properly in the ledger. •Fixed assets: record depreciation, tag assets and maintain schedules of construction projects. •Prepare and distribute monthly budget vs actual reports to upper management, Director of Athletics, department heads, and coaches. Meet with athletic department heads to assess budget needs. •Track and coordinate with Legal for contracts. •Annually update business policies. •Serve on various committees of the department including but not limited to, KSUAA Board and KSUAA Finance Committee.
This position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and seven years of experience in either intercollegiate administration or professional sports administration or coaching positions related to an accepted functional discipline related to intercollegiate athletic programs. The applicant should be able to demonstrate successful performance in at least one of the accepted disciplines over an extended period of time. Reasonable alternative career positions maybe considered where successful experience in an accepted transferrable discipline can be demonstrated.
Master’s Degree in business related field
Experience in either intercollegiate administration or professional sports administration
Strong computer application skills (including, but not limited to, Sage, PeopleSoft, Excel and Word). Experience with system conversion is desirable.
Detailed oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.
Commitment to promote an atmosphere of compliance and adherence to institutional conference and NCAA rules and regulations.
About Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University (KSU), the third-largest university in the University System of Georgia, is a comprehensive university with expanding undergraduate and graduate programs in Kennesaw, Georgia, one of metropolitan Atlanta's burgeoning northwest suburban communities.Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State is located in Cobb County on a beautifully landscaped and pedestrian-friendly campus of 240 acres within easy access of Interstate 75 and the northwest quadrant of Georgia. Nearly 35,000 commuter and residential students, including more than 1,700 from 136 countries, pursue their undergraduate and graduate studies at Kennesaw State. The student body is a mix of traditional and nontraditional students with an average age of 26. Approximately 20 percent of students are members of ethnic minorities.Kennesaw State students can choose majors from more than 60 bachelor's and master's degree programs, including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math. Graduate degree programs are offered in professional concentrations including nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, education and professional writing. KSU has ...continued to expand its graduate programs by adding a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning in 2006 - the first doctorate in the university's history. The Kennesaw State Owls compete in the Atlantic Sun Conference in NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletics, enjoying the first full season as a Division I member in 2005-06. KSU has won more than five team championships since joining the NCAA during the 1994-95 school year, with numerous appearances at national championships dating back to KSU's days as a member of the NAIA. KSU won NCAA titles in men's basketball (2004) and women's soccer (2003). The former was the first NCAA basketball crown ever won by a Georgia college or university.