Executive Assistant for Athletics Finance

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Executive Assistant for Athletics Finance

Job Description:
1. Processes (reviews and/or creates) all of the Athletics Department's daily financial Workday processes which include; expense reports, procurement card verifications, ad hoc requests, supplier invoices, interdepartmental invoices, etc. The Executive Assistant for Finance reviews the work completed by other staff members for accuracy and has authority to correct or return the work as needed in collaboration with the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs. This process includes the following for both regular and designated/restricted accounts:

  • verifying signatures, account numbers, and budget availability
  • tracking purchase orders from original PO initiation through final invoicing and payment
  • creating budget adjustments or correct misplaced charges or income
  • creating and verifying interdepartmental invoices
  • approving spend authorizations to travel
  • tracking expense reports from original spend request through completion
  • verifying deposit accuracy and coding of account numbers
  • maintaining the required documentation for all Athletics Department budgets
  • recording and paying all BSN invoices for Athletics; maintains files for all invoices
  • reviewing and submitting credit memos as needed for gifting credit
  • preparing all gift in kind credit memos
  • managing Pepsi invoicing and comp product requests
  • overseeing the UPS Campus Ship program
  • processing requests and maintaining files for several athletic special funds
  • confirming paperwork is included on those that require Compliance approval

2. Processes mail involving the above listed items and distributes to appropriate person/departments for approval.

3. Review all Athletics Department credit card transactions within the Workday system for financial and compliance correctness. Keep coaches and administrative assistants updated on policies related to processes and university changes.

4. Assists coaches in preparation of processing when their administrative assistants are not available to prepare the needed items.

5. Helps with maintaining all budget paperwork reconcile with data through Workday and Financial Services (80+ budgets). Assists Senior Associate Athletics Director for Internal Affairs as needed with oversight of the Athletics Department budget.

6. Delivers cash sale deposits to the Cashier for final processing.

7. Delivers donation deposits to Development on a weekly or as needed basis for processing.

8. Assists with the processing of yearly reports for:
Southern Conference Report
EADA Report
NCAA SAOF/Special Assistance Fund Report
NCAA Financial Submission
Year-End Fundraising Event Report for Athletic Sports

9. Manages the Athletics Department's courtesy car program; temporary use vehicle changes and insurance requirements related to all type vehicles on behalf of Athletics.

10. Orders office supplies for all non-sport Athletics Department personnel.

11. Supports Cross Country/Track Head Coach with Elite Runners branding requirement needs.

12. Follows safety procedures.

13. Completes performance review process with supervisor to understand job performance expectations and how they fit into the department and university goals.

14. Performs other duties as assigned. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.


Daily contact with co-workers, students, Development, Financial Services, and Administrative Services to exchange factual information and explanation of rules, regulations, practices or functions.

Responsibility for Final Decisions:

Responsible for own work. May assist or instruct other doing similar work; including student workers.

Tasks involve multiple procedures with interrelated processes and steps. Work involves choosing the appropriate option or procedure to follow and applying the established rules and procedures.

Errors may be detected within the department or section in which they occur, but may affect the work of others within the unit to trace errors and make corrections.

Reports To: Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs

Work is performed independently on routine work, non-routine issues or questions are referred to the supervisor.

Education/Skill Requirements:

High School Diploma with 3 or more years of experience in an office environment with accounting responsibilities.

Ability to communicate effectively with others.

Experience in office software, including word processing and spreadsheets required.

Ability to manage multiple concurrent and competing priorities, and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.

Accounting experience/classes required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and 2 or more years of accounting experience.

Ability to prepare and edit documents.

Advanced skills with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Work Conditions:

Work is performed under usual office conditions.

Education Requirements:

Certification Requirements:

Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):

To apply, visit https://furman.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Furman_Careers/job/Main-Campus/Executive-Assistant-for-Athletics-Finance_R000517

Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/26/2019
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