Business Operations Associate

Posting Details

Job # 036855 Department Code 00000 Department Athletics Job Title Business Operations Associate Location Business Operations Associate Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S4 FLSA Status Non-exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The Business Operations Associate is responsible for administrative and analytical work related to financial activities in the University’s Athletic Department. This includes detailed financial processing, analyses, data collection, report preparation, and research-oriented tasks. These responsibilities will require interpretation of University and/or NCAA policies and procedures and will require high-level verbal and written communications.


A four-year degree in accounting is preferred or an associate’s degree in accounting with demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

Candidates should have a minimum of three or more years of experience in accounting.

Experience working in an educational institution with an athletics background highly desirable.

Job Specific Qualifications

Detail oriented with analytical and problem-solving abilities including research, collection, and interpretation of financial data.

A solid understanding of general accounting principals, including debits and credits.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.).

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment, with capability to organize and prioritize work.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with students, coaches/staff, and external contacts.

Ability to function in a high-volume work environment.


• Provide financial support to the Business Office through analyses and administrative processes.

• Prepare journal entries, expense reimbursements, deposits, purchase orders, purchase requisitions, interdepartmental orders, etc.

• Receive, record, deposit all forms of revenue; checks, wire transfers, reimbursements, etc. and manage required security detail.

• Review team travel transactions including detailed review of airfare, meal monies, hotel folios, and reimbursements.

• Provide guidance to department staff members on University and Business Office policies and procedures.

• Process travel vouchers and Quick Pay transactions for sport teams on a timely basis.

• Process ACC and NCAA post-season travel expense estimates, reimbursement requests, and reconciliations.

• Timely audit and systematic approval of monthly credit card processing for assigned departments to ensure compliance with University and NCAA regulations.

• Assist in the financial estimating, processing, analysis, and reconciliation of Sport Camps.

• Assist with monthly OnBase batching, indexing, and scanning of Business Office documents.

• Assist with year-end financial processing and reconciliations.

• Assist in annual University financial audit and the NCAA compliance audit as needed.

Physical Requirements




Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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