Budget Manager, Athletics

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$50,000.00 - $50,000.00
Jan 14, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The University mission is to establish CSU Pueblo as the people’s university of the southwest United States by 2028. Our success will be measured by the resilience, agility and problem-solving abilities of our diverse population, and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world. The university cultivates this through 8 guiding principles: developing people, living sustainably, engaging place, empowering students, transforming learning, cultivating entrepreneurship, building knowledge and impacting society.
The Business Financial Services (BFS) department is dedicated to the support of the instruction, research, and public service missions of Colorado State University Pueblo.


 Description of Job: This full-time, year-round position provides a Budget Manager for Athletics, a 21-sport program with an $8 million operating budget. This individual will report to the Director of Business Financial Services (BFS)/Controller and will have an office in the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. This individual will focus on all day-to-day financial transactions of the Department via application of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), including the maintenance and controls and general ledger and transactions. This daily work will require analytical work, including forecasting and reporting financial results and thorough review of financial records. This position is also responsible for processing reconciliations, monitoring contracts and capital spending, audit preparation, and mandatory reports around Federal and State compliance and NCAA reporting.
Work is primarily performed in accordance with Business Financial Services in a university environment and requires flexible scheduling, including evening and weekend work. Focus on and fulfillment of both the University and Athletic Department mission and vision is critical.

Primary Duties
  • Provide oversight and day-to-day entries and management of all athletic budgets and financial operations.
  • Plan, develop, manage and track all athletic program budgets (day-to-day management; monthly reports with University; camps/clinics and CSU Pueblo Foundation). 
  • Work closely with university’s Business Financial Services team in order to build and manage annual athletic department budgets, including E&G funding, student fees, fund raising and other revenue streams.
  • Coordinate budgets and business operations (including revenue collection) with Ticket Office, External Relations, Facility Rental Agreements, Summer Camps and Clinics and Business Financial Services.
  • Complete all applicable RMAC, NCAA, Equity and Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) and financial documents or other University, city, state, Federal reports as required.
  • Process and record accounts payable transactions and ensure that all requisitions, invoices and reimbursements are paid accurately and in accordance with financial policies.
  • Assist with processing cash receipts and recording revenue. 
  • Review departmental expense reports and receipts. 
  • Assist in data management to ensure accuracy and database integrity. 
  • On-site management and coordination of all fiscal operations and departmental events (weekends and evenings).
  • Work collaboratively with Business Financial Services (BFS) staff to ensure all accounts are reconciled in a timely manner while also fulfilling BFS request for information and/or support.
Ancillary Duties
  • Others duties as assigned by the Director of Business Financial Services/Controller or the Deputy Director of Athletics or Athletic Director.


 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited four-year institution with a major or minor in accounting, finance or similar degree program.
  • Two years minimum experience in accounting/auditing; may include time spent in an internship.
  • Knowledge of financial accounting systems and best practices.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate with university leadership, students, coaches and staff.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and professional development to ensure that skill and techniques are consistent with the most current methodologies.
  • Experience with and commitment to working with diverse student populations.
  • Experience with athletics budgeting or programming.
  • Demonstrated commitment to abide by all University, RMAC and NCAA guidelinges and rules.
  • Previous experience in higher education in the area of finance or accounting


 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3. unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Friday, February 12, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.   
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or 
     In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: https://www.csupueblo.edu/campus-safety. 
     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.