Coral Gables, Florida
May 15, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Assistant AD for Business Operations is responsible for oversight of all financial policies, procedures, controls, and reporting systems for the University of Miami Department of Athletics. She/he will be responsible for all accounting functions, financial reporting, departmental budgeting, analysis of trends and policy and procedure development.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Oversight of the budgeting process, including:


  • Analyzes current budget trends and interprets financial data to make resource allocation recommendations to cost center managers, head coaches and the executive/senior staff
  • Constantly drives the budget process by serving as a highly visible and vocal change agent in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Insure monthly entries, including all revenue and expenses, are correctly recorded according to GAAP standards
  • Oversees and positions for success select staff members with an emphasis on goal setting, delegating assignments, monitoring performance and training
  • Serves on the Senior Staff

Budget Process Development

  • Works with all cost center managers, head coaches and executive/senior staff in developing an annual zero-based budget
  • Develops and maintains a five-year operating budget plan
  • Develops and maintains a five-year capital plan
  • Provides budget training for executive/senior staff, cost center managers and head coaches
  • Develops a yearly timeline and procedural manual outlining all budgeting operations
  • Aligns annual budget process with departmental strategic plan
  • Follows all University budget office procedures and the inputting of all future year budget information into the Tidemark system

Financial Reporting

  • Develops, prepares and refines monthly, quarterly and yearly financial reports for the executive/senior staff, cost center managers, head coaches and University budget office (Tidemark reporting) of current fiscal year financial position and projected current fiscal year finishing position
  • Integrates Workday financial reporting capabilities into the budget process and proposes to campus new Workday financial reporting initiatives. Maintains appropriate complimentary reporting systems to fill in Workday reporting gaps
  • Provides financial data to the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA as required; oversees the EADA/NCAA Financial reporting process, including Workday reporting integration, and external auditor review of the agreed-upon procedures.

• Reviews operations to assure that internal controls are adequate to safeguard assets.

• Responsible for maintaining compliance with NCAA, Atlantic Coast Conference, institutional and departmental policies and procedures.

• Other duties as assigned by the Deputy Athletic Director/CFO and Sr. Associate AD for Business Operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting of finance required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least 5+ years in business operations/budget development.
  • Certified Public Accountant preferred.
  • Knowledge of Workday and Tidemark financial systems preferred.
  • Strong organizational, oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to a responsibility to adhere to all policies, rules and regulations of the University of Miami, the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA is required.
Apply online. Position # P100038812

The University of Miami is home to some of the brightest minds in the world. We are committed to educating and nurturing students, creating knowledge, and providing service to our community and beyond. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Come join us!


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