Manage month-end, quarterly, and annual financial close process and reconciliations. Coordinate preparation of financial reporting required by Athletic Department Leadership Team, University Regents, NCAA, and any other regulatory agencies. Provide leadership and effective management to create a high performance team.
Supervise several Business Office staff members
Manage month-end, quarterly, and annual financial close processes
Prepare and review monthly journal entries and general ledger reconciliations
Coordinate preparation of consolidated and unit level monthly budget-to-actual reports
Coordinate financial reporting required by University Regents, University Office of Business and Finance, the NCAA, the Big Ten Conference, and any other regulatory agencies
Coordinate preparation of external audit materials and aspects of external financial reporting
Manage preparation of annual operating budget
Assist with monitoring and enhancing accounting procedures, policies, and internal controls
Perform all other duties as assigned by Athletics Chief Financial Officer
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant work experience in a public accounting firm or accounting department of a large and complex organization
Strong technical background in GAAP accounting and financial reporting
Strong leadership skills and experience leading full time staff as a direct supervisor
Experience with automated financial systems, query tools to extract data from systems, and proficiency with administrative and financial information systems and various software applications
Experience with implementation and maintenance of strong internal controls
Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze, monitor, and evaluate all financial aspects of the Athletic Department budget
Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast paced, challenging and ever-changing environment
Strong organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills
High level of personal integrity and ethics
Public accounting experience at Big 4 or regional accounting firm
Experience in intercollegiate athletics or university setting
Experience with GASB accounting
Experience utilizing PeopleSoft general ledger software and Business Objects data warehouse querying software
How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Athletic Department is dedicated to building a department culture which demonstrates respect for all, shows compassion for others, and celebrates the differences among our staff, student-athletes, and supporters. We are committed to the hiring and development of diverse staff who contribute to an inclusive environment.
In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:
Generous time off
A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate vesting
Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
Long-term disability coverage
Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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About University of Michigan Athletic Department
The University of Michigan athletics date back to 1866 when baseball became the school’s first varsity athletic team. Now, 150 years later, the athletic department fully supports 31 varsity athletic teams and annually ranks among the premiere collegiate athletic programs in the nation, both on the competition field and in the classroom.
The Wolverines have accumulated 52 national team titles along the way, with ice hockey and men’s swimming and diving claiming more national championships in their respective sports than any other Division I program. In 2001, the field hockey team won Michigan’s first women’s NCAA title, followed four years later by softball who claimed the first Women’s College World Series title east of the Mississippi in 2005.
At the Big Ten Conference level, Michigan is far and away the preeminent athletic program. Upon the conclusion of the 2007-08 academic year, the Wolverines claimed a Big Ten record 343 conference team titles, 117 more than their closest competitor. One of the original member institutions from 1896, Michigan teams have won more Big Ten titles than any other conference member in nine sports: baseball (35), football (42), women’s gymnas...tics (16), women’s rowing (4), softball (12), men’s swimming and diving (33), women’s swimming and diving (14), men’s tennis (36) and men’s track and field (57).
Dynasties have been developed over the years in sports such as football who boasts more all-time victories, and the highest winning percentage, in the history of collegiate football. The Michigan women’s gymnastics team has won 15 Big Ten titles in the last 17 years. The women’s swimming and diving team, who won a record 11 consecutive conference titles from 1987-1998, and women’s gymnastics also claim more total championships (14) than any other women’s program – in any sport – in the history of the conference.
Academically, Michigan is just as proud of its 71 student-athletes who have combined for 96 Academic All-America honors, including fullback Dick Balzhiser who was initiated into the Academic All-America Hall of Fame in 2002.
Our website – MGoBlue.com – is one of the most unique and heavily visited collegiate sites in the world.