Utah State University

Business Manager I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/26/2021 6:59 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Business Services
Bus Svs-Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent benefits


The College of Science Business Services Team seeks a Business Manager I to manage and coordinate the business operations of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Incumbent will oversee activities such as budget preparation and control, human resources administration, accounts payable and receivable, and contract and grant accounting.

The Business Manager I reports to the College of Science Financial Officer and will work closely with the head, faculty and staff in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. This position may train and guide other Business Services staff in the College of Science.


  • Functions as a primary resource and business consultant to Department Head, faculty and business services staff in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the College of Science
  • Oversees and manages daily activities and transactions within assigned area, including p-card, financial banner, travel, and personnel functions
  • Coordinates financial aspects of proposals, contracts, grants, etc. Assists staff in administering proposals to ensure compliance with federal, state, and University policies
  • Performs budget preparation, budget reconciliation, EPAF creation, data management, and fiscal information support
  • Manages and reviews all department accounts; including scholarships, course fees, E&G, etc.
  • Generates monthly/annual reports of account budgets, expenditures and forecasting.
  • Trains, mentors and supervises Business Assistant


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of financial/business/management related responsibilities OR a Bachelor's degree in a business related field OR or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required
  • Familiarity with management reporting tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Contributes positively and proactively in a team environment in order to meet unit goals
  • Provides proactive and excellent customer service to constituents at all levels

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of USU's Banner, AggieTime, EZBuy, and Argos, systems
  • Knowledge/experience with Travel processes and procedures at USU
  • Knowledge/experience working with tuition waivers/scholarship processes at USU
  • Supervisory experience
  • Direct experience with post-award contact and grant management
  • Familiar with USU Policies and Procedures

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures
  • Knowledge of finance enterprise systems and software.
  • Possesses and applies advanced skills and knowledge of financial principles, practices, and concepts to the position
  • Computer skills, including Excel and Windows.
  • Knowledge of contracting process and associated local, state, federal, and other regulations.
  • Knowledge of management reporting systems.
  • Problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Skilled in budget preparation and fiscal management.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Knowledge of software to quantify and illustrate complex financial reports, comparisons, impacts, and/or projections.
  • Highly professional while working productively and independently on progressively more complex projects/assignments
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Ability to make coherent and appropriate decisions in a timely manner
  • Strong work ethic--commits to integrity and performs duties with diligence
  • Detail oriented
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

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 into a text box at the end of the application


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

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and 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.

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 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 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 114 undergraduate majors, 132 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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