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Associate Director of Finance

Company: University of Utah
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

AnnouncementDetailsOpen Date 02/28/2023
Requisition Number PRN34021B
Job Title Assoc Dir, Acct & Finance
Working Title Associate Director of Finance
Job Grade G
FLSA Code Executive
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary8:00am - 5:00pm and all major events
VP Area President
Department 00842 - Rice-Eccles Stadium
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $80,000 - $90,000 DOE
Close Date 05/28/2023
Open Until Filled No
Job SummaryAssociate Director reports to the Director of Stadium & Arena Event Services and Director of Auxiliary Services Finance, who reports to the Assistant Vice President for Auxiliary Services. The primary purpose of this position is to provide leadership, direction, management, and vision for financial operations at Rice-Eccles Stadium and the Jon M. Huntsman Center.The position develops and implements policies, programs and financial objectives for assigned departments in relation to the accounting and finance function, including (but not limited to) general accounting, payroll, cost accounting and budget formulation. Participates in preparing department budget and in setting department goals. Ensure continuity and quality customer service between departments and community.

  • Manages departments' budgets, estimates budgetary requirements for special projects and oversees purchasing and capital inventory.
    • Directs and coordinates work related to accounting functions, such as payroll, accounts payable, financial reporting, etc.
      • Monitors actual departmental operating expenses to assure compliance with budgetary limitations.
        • Prepare Annual, Quarterly, Monthly and other ad hoc financial reports and analysis as requested.
          • Conduct business and financial analysis to identify trends and suggest solutions to management.
            • Prepare detailed sales reports and analysis regarding Concessions activity and other events coordinated and held on site.
              • Develops and implements financial objectives for assigned departments consistent with University's Goals and objectives. Assists other departments in setting short and long-term goals.
                • Develops, installs and modifies accounting systems and procedures. Interprets financial accounting policies for staff and other University personnel.
                  • Ensures proper accounting policies, such as segregation of duties and other internal controls, are updated and being adhered to.
                    • Review contract term sheet with Director and prepare event Proforma.
                      • Act as the primary contact with Athletics, and other promoters, for all financial transactions, such as ticket deposits, rents, and pre and post event settlements.
                        • Attend all major events to provide real time financial data to management.
                          • Serve as part of the SAES management team.
                            • Other duties and assigned.Problem Solving:The problems encountered by this position will be as varied as the events and services provided. The challenge and scope of safely hosting 45-50,000 guests in Rice-Eccles Stadium and 15,000 in Jon M. Huntsman Center venues' is top priority. The position many times will need to act as a mediator or negotiator to see that the event needs are met and that University policies and procedures are followed. The position many times will need to "do more with less" and creatively find ways to accomplish tasks within a budget and with limited resources. In all cases decisions should be based on customer needs, balancing with University policies.
                              Minimum QualificationsBachelor's degree in Business or Public Administration, a related area, or equivalency required; plus six years of progressively more responsible management experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required. Master's degree in Business Administration or related area preferred. This position is not responsible for providing patient care. Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
                              PreferencesA CPA and/or Master's degree in Business Administration or related area is greatly preferred. Candidate must have strong Excel skills.
                              Type Benefited Staff
                              Special Instructions Summary
                              Additional InformationThe University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.
                              Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.
                              The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran's status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.
                              To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
                              Director/ Title IX Coordinator

                              Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA)

                              383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

                              Salt Lake City, UT 84112



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                              To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

                              The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
                              This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.
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