Utah State University

Business Manager I - Provost Office

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/6/2020 3:19 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Business Services
Bus Svs-Provost
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Utah State University (USU) invites applications for the position of Business Manager I in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost – Business Services. The Business Manager I will oversee such activities as budget preparation, human resources administration, scholarship awards, travel and P-card reconciliation approval, payroll, and contracts and grants. Additional responsibilities include overseeing Provost reporting units, supervising one business assistant and training of Business Services-related policies and procedures.  The Business Manager I will report to the Financial Officer and is instrumental in providing business support and financial management to the assigned units along with support to the Provost’s office.


Review of applications will begin November 23, 2020 and posting will remain open until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is January 4, 2021.


  1. Supervise Business Assistant supporting NEHMA and Career Services units.
  2. Provide budget support, data, and fiscal information to executive directors for the following Provost reporting units: Office of Analysis, Assessment, and Accreditation; Office of Equity; Honors Program; and University and Exploratory Advising.  Facilitate budget reconciliation and discrepancy resolution.
  3. Subject Matter Expert (SME) for human resource activities for Provost’s Office and reporting units. This includes training on EPAF, I-9, payroll, search and hiring, and onboarding processes.
  4. Subject Matter Expert (SME) for travel activities for Provost’s Office and reporting units.
  5. Process scholarship awards for Honors Program and reconcile accounts.
  6. Review EZBuy and P-card purchases at business services level to ensure accuracy and compliance with USU policies and procedures.
  7. Communicate with other USU departments regarding financial and procedural matters.
  8. Serve as back-up to Financial Officer when needed.
  9. Commit to integrity, perform duties with diligence in accordance with professional standards and enforce university policies and procedures.
  10. Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  11. Serve in the interest of Utah State University in a lawful manner while maintaining high standards of conduct and character.
  12. Handle confidential information and other financial/accounting responsibilities designated by the Financial Officer. Manage projects effectively and demonstrate reliability and strong work ethic.
  13. Provide customer service to reporting units and campus community in a professional manner.
  14. Assist with special projects as requested.


Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Minimum 6 years of financial/business/management related responsibilities OR a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or related field plus 2 years of experience.
  2. Knowledge of finance, accounting, and budgeting principles, and cost control procedures.
  3. Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
  4. Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  5. Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  6. Ability to provide leadership, train others, and delegate workloads.
  7. Detail-oriented in own work as well as in reviewing work of others.
  8. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  9. Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and discretion.
  10. Ability to take initiative and to work independently with limited supervision.
  11. Ability to measure performance of self, make improvements, and take appropriate corrective action.
  12. Ability to make coherent and appropriate decisions in a timely manner.
  13. Ability to maintain a positive attitude and high level of professionalism.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. 7 or more years of combined relevant education and experience.
  2. Knowledge of USU’s Banner, AggieTime, EZ-Buy, Argos, ServiceNow and iCIMS systems.
  3. Knowledge of contracting processes and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.
  4. Familiar with AdobeSign.
  5. Familiar with USU Policies and Procedures.

Core Characteristics


As representatives of Utah State University and primary contributors to its mission, all employees are expected to demonstrate the following characteristics:

  1. Take initiative.
  2. Maintain confidentiality.
  3. Be accountable.
  4. Behave ethically.
  5. Be honest and trustworthy.
  6. Demonstrate a strong work ethic.
  7. Be inquisitive.
  8. Be detail-oriented.
  9. Be self-motivated.
  10. Efficiently manage multiple tasks.
  11. Be a team player.
  12. Be committed to improving USU.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted during application process


Please do not attach cover letter in the Candidate Profile; you will be instructed to copy and paste this later on in the application. 


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

College/Department Highlights

Department/College Highlights:  For more information, please visit The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost at http://www.usu.edu/provost/

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.



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