Close Date: 06-February-2023 Salary Range: Depends on experience
Job Description Sun Devil Athletics seeks an Accountant Senior who, under the general direction of the Assistant Athletics Director, plans, organizes and directs all financial and internal business operations of the Sun Devil Club, including but not limited to ensuring goals and objectives are met to comply with 501(c)(3) tax regulations, University policies and NCAA compliance. Adheres to NCAA and Pac-12 rules and regulations, as well as the policies and procedures of the department, the University and the Arizona Board of Regents
Department Name SDA Administration
Plans, organizes and supports all financial and internal business operations of the Sun Devil Club
Serves as primary SDC financial contact with Sun Devil Athletics, SDC management and board, ASU Financial Services, ASU Foundation/ASU Enterprise Partners, and the external audit firm for annual audit and tax services
Manages the annual SDC audit, including but not limited to, financial statement presentation, pledge schedule reconciliation and financial controls narrative
Works with SDC staff on questions related to pledges and their recognition on SDC financials
Prepares and directs all annual legal and compliance filings including corporation commission and insurance renewals
Responsible for monthly and year-end entries and transfers
Monitors bank accounts and bank compliance reviews
Manages and updates chart of accounts
Processes and manages SDC and/or SDA accounts payable and receivable
May prepare and/or assist in preparation, reporting and analysis of operational budgets in various SDA budget areas.
Provides specialized or general calculations and analysis support in various accounting functions; prepares specialized or highly complex reports, statements, analyses and interpretation utilizing advanced knowledge and proficiency in accounting practices and principles
Prepares reports and assists in analyzing various revenue and expense budgets.
Prepares or reviews detailed journal entries, maintains complex ledgers and reconciles and analyzes reports.
Coordinates and participates in internal and external audits and preparation of work papers.
Prepares and assists in analysis and interpretation of financial data for budgets, capital projects, endowments and special events.
Represents department at meetings and/or conferences at all levels of University organization.
Makes recommendations regarding changes to rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Performs other duties, as assigned.
Required Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in Accounting or a related field AND two (2) years of professional accounting experience; OR, six (6) years professional accounting experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Experience in using a computerized or enterprise financial system (e.g. Advantage, Excel, PeopleSoft).
Experience in using online dashboards.
Experience in multi-tasking and proven ability to meet deadlines in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
Experience in collaborating across department functions.
Experience in exhibiting high integrity, strong leadership skills and reliability.
Experience in reviewing and analyzing the work of others.
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting, budgeting, and reporting procedures and techniques.
Familiarity with an athletic environment a plus.
Experience in a university setting a plus.
Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles, practices and procedures.
Demonstrated knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
Demonstrated skill in performing detailed numerical computations.
Experience in preparing detailed reports on a timely basis.
Experience in using computer hardware and software.
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%)
Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (15%)
Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions
Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals
Department Statement: The Sun Devil Athletics (SDA) programs are elite, high profile Division I programs. By definition, Division I programs are the "best of the best" and the ladder by which athletes ascend to the world of professional sports and international competitions, such as the Olympics and World Cup. Moreover, Arizona State University and SDA compete in the PAC-12 conference. This conference is known for having won more NCAA national championships in team sports than any other conference in history.The vision of SDA is to be a comprehensive perennial top ten NCAA Division I athletics program that empowers Sun Devils to maximize human potential and make a positive impact on our university, community and the world.The mission of SDA is to provide opportunities for student-athletes to achieve at the highest levels of both academic and athletic excellence, thereby providing them with opportunities for personal growth, offering a unifying force to the campus community, and creating a source of pride among and support from the external constituencies of the university. SDA promotes identity, inclusion and expression to build a strong Sun Devil Community reflective of ASU’s charter.SDA affirms ASU’s commitment to equal employment and is fully committed to the principles of student-athlete welfare, institutional control, gender equity and inclusion, ethnic diversity, and sportsmanship. This commitment includes creating an environment where student-athletes contribute to a winning tradition while enhancing the campus and local community and competing in a program having integrity and high ethical standards. SDA is committed to a leadership role within the university, community, the Pac-12 Conference, and the nation. SDA is committed to recruit, retain and develop a gender equitable, inclusive and diversified workforce.ASU offers up to 24 hours of professional development opportunities per year and a competitive benefits package, which includes paid vacation and holidays, health insurance, free mental health resources, employee discounts and more. In particular, ASU offers a generous tuition discount for employees, their spouses, dependents and retirees. Working in SDA also provides unique access to sporting events and athletic-related discounts.For more information on ASU benefits, please visit http://cfo.asu.edu/hr-benefitsenrollment.
ASU Statement Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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