UMBC features 17 Division I men’s and women’s sports, and our scholar-athletes are known for combining their passion for athletics with their commitment to education. UMBC teams have earned several America East championship titles in recent years, including in swimming/diving, basketball, and soccer. The newly-opened UMBC Event Center hosts men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball, and comes equipped with a practice gymnasium, state-of-the-art strength and conditioning and academic centers, a sports medicine suite, multimedia spaces, and meeting facilities.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Athletics, Recreation and Physical Education seeks an energetic, sports-minded, collaborator to serve as its next Associate Athletic Director, Business and Finance (AADBF). Reporting to both, the Director of Athletics and the Associate Vice President for Financial Services, the chosen candidate will lead a team of three business office associates and one payroll specialist.
The incumbent will be responsible for the fiscal management and oversight of all accounting, budget and financial reporting functions within the Department of Athletics, working closely will all central processing entities on campus. This position is responsible for monitoring all financial aspects of the Athletic Department, including development and oversight of team and administrative budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, property control and all required financial reports. This position will be responsible for analysis and preparation of recommendations for financial plans, including annual resource allocations, future requirements, and operational forecasts. The incumbent will perform internal audits and monitor organizational performance including necessary checks and balances on financial function activities to ensure controls are operating as designed. Additionally, this position will develop and implement business processes and practices to support these functions. There will be a heavy focus on the management of all phases of the athletic department budget; including planning, preparation, forecasting and reporting.
Specific duties include: involvement in monetary guarantees and/or NCAA stipends and assistance with preparation of various contracts as necessary; furnish any budgetary documents needed for NCAA, University System of Maryland Board of Regents (BOR) America East conference (AEC), state and governmental offices and to ensure that they are submitted to appropriate offices in a timely manner; assist with preparation of surveys, reports, etc., for NCAA, BOR, AEC and others as requested; evaluate athletic travel expenditures to ensure compliance with UMBC, BOR and NCAA regulations; monitor requisitions to ensure expenditures are allowable and properly coded; perform other duties as assigned.
Work may be required on evenings and weekends
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, sports management or related field is required (Masters preferred) and three (five preferred) years of high-level financial administrative experience
Advanced knowledge of finance policies and budgeting, accounting and reporting practices
Solid understanding of financial and resource planning concepts as well as how to develop, allocate and manage budgets
Requires excellent interpersonal skills, strong organizational and management skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.
Experience and exposure working in NCAA Athletics Operations and knowledge of NCAA rules and regulations preferred.
An Interest in and passion for students and intercollegiate athletics
Background Screening Statement:
A background check will be required.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Upload a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by October 31, 2019 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
If you require a reasonable accommodation for a disability for any part of the employment process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 410-455-2337 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
Internal Number: 493067
About University of Maryland, Baltimore County
UMBC is a dynamic public research university integrating teaching, research and service to benefit the citizens of Maryland. As an Honors University, the campus offers academically talented students a strong undergraduate liberal arts foundation that prepares them for graduate and professional study, entry into the workforce, and community service and leadership. UMBC emphasizes science, engineering, information technology, human services and public policy at the graduate level. UMBC contributes to the economic development of the State and the region through entrepreneurial initiatives, workforce training, K-16 partnerships, and technology commercialization in collaboration with public agencies and the corporate community. UMBC is dedicated to cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility and lifelong learning.