Utah State University

Business Manager II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/27/2022 6:45 PM)
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Quinney College of Natural Resourcs
Bus Svs-Natural Resources
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits


The College of Natural Resources’ Business Services Team seeks a Business Manager II to manage and coordinate the business operations of the college. Incumbent will oversee activities such as budget preparation and control, personnel administration, and financial management of service centers, contracts and grants.  The Business Manager II reports to the College’s Financial Officer and will work closely with the executives, faculty and staff in the College. This position may supervise, train and guide other Business Services Staff.


  1. Functions as a primary resource and business consultant to the units in the College of Natural Resources.
  2. Oversees and manages daily activities and transactions within assigned area, including p-card, financial banner, travel, and personnel functions
  3. Coordinates financial aspects of proposals, contracts, grants, etc. Assists staffs in administering proposals to ensure compliance with federal, state, and University policies
  4. Performs budget preparation, budget reconciliation, EPAF creation, data management, and fiscal information support
  5. Manages and reconciles department accounts, grant/contract accounts, service enterprise accounts ensuring they are correct and compliant with USU policies and procedures
  6. Generate monthly/annual reports of account budgets, expenditures and forecasting.
  7. Trains, mentors and supervises Business Assistants, as assigned.
  8. Communicates and coordinates with other colleges and departments regarding financial matters.
  9. Reconciles and reviews financial statements to ensure accuracy.
  10. Develops new concepts and approaches to issues.
  11. Adapts procedures, processes, and tools to meet the more complex requirements of the position.
  12. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree in a business field plus three years of experience or an equivalent combination of education plus experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Banner finance system.
  • Familiar with USU Policies and Procedures.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of finance enterprise systems and software.
  • Computer skills, including Excel and Windows.
  • Knowledge of management reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to train and lead staff.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping 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.
  • Expert knowledge of financial principles, practices, concepts, and that analysis of reports of financial data.
  • Within the scope and complexity of the position's responsibilities, possess and demonstrate the following abilities:
    • Communicating: Communicates effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Problem solving: Analyzes information and evaluates results to select the best solution and solve problems.
    • Monitoring: Measures performance of self; makes improvements and takes appropriate corrective action.
    • Critical Thinking: Comes to well-reasoned conclusions, solutions, and approaches to problems.
    • Team Building: Works to create a team-based environment. Consistently demonstrates cooperative behavior with colleagues, supervisors, and customers.
    • Active Listening: Gives full attention when others are speaking; listens to understand, asks questions as appropriate, and does not interrupt.
    • Service Orientation: Actively seeks opportunities to help others.
    • Conflict Resolution: Acts professionally when encountering customers who, at times, may be frustrated.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV” 
  2. Names and contact information for three professional references to be provided at the beginning of your application in the candidate profile.
  3. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your 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.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employees 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


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.


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.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


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 Matthew Pinner, discrimination@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


*updated 04/18/2022


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