Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business/CFO

at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Senior Associate Athletics Director for Business/CFO

Department: 3670001110 K-State Athletics Inc (Agcy)
Job no: 516791
Employment type: Athletics
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Administrative / Professional, Business / Accounting / Finance, Athletics
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:
K-State Athletics is seeking qualified applicants for an SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR FOR BUSINESS/CFO, which is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position.

An example of job duties includes but are not limited to:

  • Review and approve all KSA procurement documents.
  • Monitor current and future KSA financial positions.
  • Create and monitor KSA annual budget.
  • Work with staff to ensure effectiveness of accounting, information technology and human resources.
  • Oversee and participate in reconciliation of all financial records between K-State Athletics, Foundation and University financial systems.
  • Primary contact for internal and external audit functions, which includes preparation and/or review of all reports and accounting worksheets requested by auditors.
  • Prepare year-end financial statements, including statement of activities and net assets and balance sheets.
  • Prepare financial reports for KSA Board.
  • Review and approve all contract (construction, game, hotel, etc.) and construction project cost, bonds, loans, etc.

Why Join Us:
K-State Athletics, Inc. is a proud member of the Big 12 Conference. We are seeking a highly motivated individual who wants to become a member of our senior staff to help advance K-State Athletics through hard work, excellent analytical, accounting and communication skills, and with a team player mindset.

Our mission is to foster a culture in which our student-athletes have every opportunity to reach their maximum potential academically, athletically, mentally and socially while operating an organization that is anchored by a genuine commitment to K-Stat, our supporters and each other.

For more information on K-State Athletics, please visit

For more information on Manhattan, KS and the University, please visit

The 2021 annual survey by Forbes magazine, "America's Best Employers by State List", finds Kansas State University rates among the Top 3 employers in the state and is the best university employer in Kansas.

Manhattan was ranked # 19 in "Best Small Cities (under 75,000 population) in the U.S. by for Quality of Life, Economic Health, and Affordability while named Manhattan the #1 College Town in America in 2018. K-State Athletics is also a proud member of the Big 12 Conference.

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion. The University actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You'll Need to Succeed:
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in accounting at time of application
  • Five years of full-time experience as a CFO or Associate CFO of an organization with annual spending of at least $60M
  • Must have excellent experience in accounting, financial management, and supervision
  • Must possess excellent leadership skills
  • Must have proven ability to monitor, maintain, and continually upgrade systems and procedures
  • Must be able to successfully interact with co-workers and outside entities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in accounting or MBA with accounting focus
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • More than five years of full-time experience as a CFO or Associate CFO of an organization with an annual spending budget of at least $60M
  • Familiar with and direct experience in a NCAA Division I role
  • Experienced with Kansas State University systems and procedures

Other Requirements:

  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
  • Must be able to work independently in a demanding work environment with proven skills to multi-task
  • Possess strong computer skills, including MS Office with excellent knowledge and experience with Excel
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends and travel as required

This position holds expectations of compliance with all NCAA, Big 12 Conference, Kansas State University and K-State Athletics, Inc. rules and regulations.

How to Apply:
To be considered for the position, please complete the online application and submit/upload the following documents:

  1. Cover letter indicating your qualifications for the position
  2. Resume with three professional references that includes contact information (name, title, phone number, email address)

Screening of Applications Begins:
Immediately and continues until position is filled


  • Excellent medical, dental and vision health plans
  • Very competitive retirement plan (No vesting period!)
  • Generous earned leave plan - vacation and sick
  • Parental leave plan
  • Employer paid term life insurance
  • Employer paid accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Employer paid long term disability insurance
  • Paid KSU designated holidays

K-State Athletics Local Agency Employee Benefits Information:

Salary Rate / Pay Rate:
$160,000 to $200,000

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee. If position is in development, business office or ticket office, the background screen will include a credit check.

Advertised: Feb 27, 2024
Application Closes: Open until filled

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Posted On: Mar 06, 2024

Updated On: Mar 07, 2024

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