Ebony D. Garcia serves as the Assistant Athletics Director for Business and Finance, working in the program's business office.
In her day-to-day role, Garcia oversees the general accounting function, which includes related entity transactions, cash management/reconciliation, account payables and accounts receivables (Great Plains).
She also supervises the assignments of staff to include general ledger, accounts payables, account receivables and fixed assets. With her role is to ensure that company financial reports are maintained in compliance with company policies and GAAP through account reconciliations. Duties also include establishing and monitoring the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures, as well as interact with internal and external auditors in preparation of the annual audit.
Prior to UCF, from 2005-07, Garcia was the controller for Santa Monica Amusements, LLC. In that position she initiated policies and procedures to insure integrity of financial information. She also managed financial and operational management reporting, accounting operations, payroll, purchasing, cash and inventory control functions. Additionally, she oversaw all general ledger, payable and receivables from entries to monthly, quarter and year end trail balance reports and income statements to balance sheets; ensured proper preparation for the annual audit; and assisted the CFO with various projects and financial reporting documents.
During 2004-05, Garcia was the director of business operations with the Harlem Ambassadors. She was responsible for the management and collection of accounts receivable and payment of accounts payables (QuickBooks). She also reviewed and posted entries into the accounting system. Her tasks also included preparation of monthly bank reconciliations for checking and payroll accounts; preparation of daily cash transfers, wire and checks.
Garcia's was with Pacific Lodge Youth Services from 2003-04 as the controller. She ensured maintenance of effective internal controls to assure the reliability of the financial statements (Blackbaud); created useful management reports including daily cash report; prepared monthly financial statements and ensure their accuracy and timeliness; assisted in resolving accounting and financial problems and/or issues; maintained fixed asset list in conjunction with the maintenance supervisor; ensured complete and up-to-date operating procedures for all accounting and financial controls; assisted in preparation of the annual budget and cash flow projection; and ensured proper preparation for the annual audit.
Garcia received a master's of business administration and bachelors of sciences in accounting from the University of Maryland. She also worked with the Special Olympics as an accountant from 2001-03 and an account manager for Interim from 1998-01.