Staff Accountant - Athletics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Cambridge, MASSACHUSETTS


Faculty of Arts and Sciences


Job Code

403127 Financial Associate II

Job Summary

The Athletics Department, the largest Division I athletic program in the nation, is a dynamic and fast-paced working environment which includes 42 intercollegiate athletic teams (with over 1,200 student-athletes), 63 Club sports (with over 2,000 participants), 35 House and 16 Freshman leagues/events (with over 2,500 participants and 1,500 contests) and recreation offerings in addition to management of four campus fitness centers (providing over 525,000 annual visits).

As Staff Accountant, you will perform multiple, diverse, and complex accounting and financial administrative duties for the Department.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Typical duties for the Staff Accountant – Athletics include:

  • Prepare and review financial data, providing research and analysis regarding variances;
  • Prepare and distribute financial reports to both internal and external constituents;
  • Assist in preparation of interim and annual financial reports for external constituents including the NCAA, Ivy League, U.S. Department of Education, and independent auditors;
  • Assist in monthly, quarterly and annual closing process;
  • Responsible for researching and processing corrective journals;
  • Responsible for monthly reconciliation of various accounts, including but not limited to credit card accounts;
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process which includes, and is not limited to, preparing financial modeling which will be used in the development of each individual department/sport budget;
  • Act as a resource for alumni/ae fundraising groups on financial and budgetary inquiries;
  • Identify operational challenges, process improvements, and propose solutions while documenting processes and best practices;
  • May consolidate local budgets to facilitate upload process;
  • May process or assist with processing payments of all vendor invoices and individual reimbursements; and
  • May support weekly payroll process.

Basic Qualifications

Associates degree in Accounting, Finance or Business, or equivalent experience.
At least 5 years of work experience in accounting or business management.  Education may count towards this experience.  

Additional Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in accounting is strongly preferred. Experience with report analysis and forecasting is strongly preferred. Must be detail-oriented, able to multi-task and work independently.

Additional Information

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.


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EEO Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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