Utah State University

Business Manager I

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(9/7/2023 6:31 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-Engineering
Advertised Salary
Minimum $50,000; commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering seeks applicants for the position of Business Manager I. This position will work closely with the Utah Transportation Center, the Utah Water Research Laboratory (URWL), and the Utah LTAP (Local Technical Assistance Program). Incumbents in the Business Manager series manage and coordinate the business operations of a department, college, or office including the oversight of activities such as: budget preparation and control, personnel processes, accounts payable, accounts receivable, contract and grant accounting, and/or auxiliary enterprises. 


  1. Functions as a primary business resource to the Department Head, Directors, faculty, and staff in the assigned area.
  2. Oversees and manages daily activities and transactions within the department including p-card, purchasing, financial Banner, travel, and personnel function such as posting of student/hourly jobs, completing I-9s, and coordinating the posting and hiring of staff, faculty positions.
  3. Coordinates financial aspects of proposals, contracts, grants, etc. Assists staff in administering proposals to ensure compliance with federal, state, and university policies.
  4. Performs functions such as budget preparation, budget reconciliation, EPAF creation, data management, and fiscal information support.
  5. Ensures payroll is properly recorded and processed.
  6. May train, guide, and mentor business services staff, as assigned.
  7. Maintains annual budgets for a wide variety of accounts and grants using proper accounting/budgeting methods and retains records of financial figures for comparison with estimated budget.
  8. Coordinates, designs, and implements financial/management systems for a wide variety of programs.
  9. Processes graduate assistantships, tuition awards, scholarships, graduate insurance, and other sources of funding.
  10. Communicates and coordinates with other departments within and outside USU regarding financial matters.
  11. Reconciles and reviews financial statements monthly to ensure accuracy.
  12. Commits to integrity, performs duties with diligence in accordance with professional standards and enforces university policies and procedures.
  13. Uses relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
  14. Serves in the interest of Utah State University in a lawful manner while maintaining high standards of conduct and character.
  15. Handles confidential information and manage projects effectively, and demonstrate reliability and strong work ethic.
  16. Provides customer service to faculty, staff, and students and campus community in a professional manner.
  17. Completes annual asset management for assigned units.
  18. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Substantial experience using finance enterprise systems and software.
  • Competent in the use of computer programs including Excel, Windows and other applications.
  • Proficiency with management reporting systems.
  • Working knowledge of Banner, Argos, and ServiceNow.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting principals, and cost control procedures.
  • Ability to develop and maintain record-keeping systems and procedures.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and/or projections.
  • Strong computer skills with a proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Ability to provide leadership, train others, and delegate workloads.
  • Detail oriented in own work as well as in reviewing work of others.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality, sensitivity, and discretion.
  • Ability to take initiative and to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Ability to measure performance of self; make improvement and take appropriate corrective action.
  • Ability to make coherent and appropriate decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and high level of professionalism.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please include:

  1. Resume to be uploaded in the Candidate Profile
  2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

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

Minimum $50,000; 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

For more information on the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, please visit: https://engineering.usu.edu/cee/.

University Highlights

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant and space-grant university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion. USU serves approximately 27,500 students throughout the state at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for over 25 years, and USU Extension provides outreach and service to all counties in Utah.  


As a land-grant university, USU engages communities and empowers people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. As an R1 research institution, USU provides a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price. Washington Monthly has consistently ranked USU in the top 10 among public universities for contribution to social mobility, research, and public service.  


Utah State is committed to cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where different perspectives, values, cultures, and identities are acknowledged, welcomed, and valued. We seek to recruit, hire, and retain people from all walks of life who will champion excellence in education, research, discovery, outreach, and service. We believe that promoting a strong sense of community and belonging empowers and engages all members of USU to thrive and be successful. Learn more about USU. 


The university provides a Dual Career Assistance Program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment. Additionally, USU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Office of Human Resources at (435) 797-0122 or hr@usu.edu. 


About the Region

U.S. News and World Report ranked Utah first for its strong economy, fiscal stability, education, and health care. Outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities abound throughout the state, including five national parks, 43 state parks and recreation areas, and 15 alpine ski resorts. The home of USU’s main campus, Logan, is a city of 54,000-plus people in a picturesque mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. The Logan metro area claimed the top spot in the Milken Institute’s 2022 ranking for best-performing small cities in the nation. 


* updated 7/2023

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, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Cody Carmichael, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, UT 84322

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


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