Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Assistant Athletic Director for Finance and Administration. The position reports to the Associate Athletic Director for Finance and will manage and direct the day-to-day business operations including athletic financial affairs, and budget development. The Assistant Athletic Director for Finance oversees a Accounting Asst. I and Accounting Asst. II in the Business Office to ensure all policies and procedures are being followed when it comes to Procurement and general accounting processes.
Among the key duties of this position are the following: Responsible for preparing the annual Athletic Department budget to include expenditures and revenues . Responsible for financial reporting, including the distribution of department budgets on a monthly basis, along with other reports at the request of the Associate AD for Finance. Responsible for monitoring and analyzing budgets for assigned areas throughout the fiscal year, working with coaches and administrators to that end. Responsible for preparing the annual EADA and NCAA AUP reports, working along-side the University’s external audit team. Oversees department-wide accounting procedures, including month and year-end closes. Provides recommendations to the Associate Athletic Director regarding best practices and problem resolution that rises to the level of the University Administration. Assists in the daily communication with coaches and administrative department managers regarding the status of their budgets. Serves as a liaison to University Procurement Services, the University Controller’s Office, University Treasury, and University Budget Office. Serves as a finance approver for financial management transactions. Prepares, develops and monitors all operating budgets in conjunction with Head Coaches and Managers of 24 specific Olympic sports and other support services. Conducts detailed monitoring and analysis of income and expenditures to the University and Division General Ledger system. Provides year-end closing of financial reports. Prepares EADA reports (NCAA and federal). Responsible for preparing budget forecasting and projections for the department and for assisting the Associate AD in summary level reporting.
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of general accounting principles and practices. A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in a financial/accounting function.
The Rutgers Division of Intercollegiate Athletics sponsors 24 intercollegiate sports, comprised of 14 women’s and 10 men’s programs, that compete at the Division I level. The Scarlet Knights are members of the prestigious Big Ten Conference, the nation’s premier academic and athletic conference, after officially joining the league on July 1, 2014. Known as “The Birthplace of College Football, Rutgers hosted Princeton on Nov. 6, 1869 in the first intercollegiate football game, with RU earning a 6-4 victory.