Business Manager, Athletics

Knoxville, TN
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Business Manager, Athletics
Full-time, Regular postion, Market Range 08

The Athletic Business Manager will be responsible for oversight of the business operations of the University of Tennessee Athletics. This position will serve as the liaison between the Athletic Department and campus/system on many business matters. This position will report to the Assistant Athletics Director for Business and Finance. The primary purpose of the position is to manage and supervise the daily business activities of the Athletics Business Office (ABO) including, but not limited to, the following functions: IRIS/SAP work-flow approvals, contract/invoice payments, procurement card (pCard) reconciliations, travel expense reports, payroll entry/processing, prepaid debit card program, and general ledger reconciliations.  The position also oversees the Athletics Cashier's Office including the handling of deposits, cash advances, misc. reimbursements, and a petty cash fund.  The position assists in updating and training department employees on fiscal policies & procedures and monitoring and ensure compliance with such matters. The position is the point of contact for Tennessee Athletics teams and departments regarding most business matters.

Review and approve business documents processed through IRIS/SAP including contract/invoice payments, procurement card (pCard) reconciliations, travel expense reports, monthly and biweekly payroll, misc. reimbursements, petty cash replenishments, and other similar business transactions and activities.

Manage and supervise a collective group of six (6) full-time non-exempt workers.  Develop a positive, productive and collaborative work environment through consistent engagement, process improvement initiatives, constructive guidance and feedback, and team-building principles. Evaluate staff on a regular basis and establishes goals & objectives for the business services unit.  Discuss and interpret the application of university policies & procedures with business office staff.

Manage regular procurement card (pCard) program, travel pCard program, prepaid debit card program (i.e. per diem cards), and athletics cashier's office.  Supervise the daily petty cash reconciliation and monitor travel and petty cash requests. 

Reconcile revenue and expense ledgers for all athletics accounts on a monthly basis and correct any discrepancies in a timely manner.  Reconcile WBS elements ledgers related to endowment earnings to ensure accuracy on a monthly basis.  

Update and train department employees on fiscal policies & procedures and monitor and ensure compliance with such matters.  Main point of contact for teams and departments in regards to business operations. Attend available training courses provided by campus relating to IRIS/SAP system processes and functionality.  Assist in the development and implementation of policies & procedures, process improvements, and other special projects.


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or similar field of study

Three (3) years of business office related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Ability to effectively communicate and lead discussions with unit and department staff, campus representatives, and other external relationships;
* Knowledge of standard fiscal practices and business functions along with skills in utilizing software enterprise software solutions and Microsoft Office suite of products (with particular emphasis on Word, Excel, and Outlook);
* Knowledge of management techniques and ability to professionally manage a mid-size group of staff members;
* Ability to make progress on and/or complete multiple and varied responsibilities throughout a typical work day

Five (5) years of business office related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* Knowledge of standard university, athletics department, NCAA, and other industry-related fiscal practices, policies and procedures, rules & regulations, etc.

Job: Other Tech/Para-Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Athletic Dept Administration
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 7, 2021, 9:37:43 AM

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