Utah State University

Business Manager I - Computer Science

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 7 days ago(5/11/2024 3:56 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
100% Time
Business Services
Bus Svs-Science
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The College of Science Business Services Team seeks a Business Manager I to manage and coordinate the business operations of the Department of Computer Science. 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 Computer Science.


This position is eligible for hybrid work within the state of Utah.


  • Functions as a primary resource and business consultant to the Department Head, faculty, and business services staff in the Department of Computer Science and the College of Science
  • Oversees and manages daily activities and transactions within assigned areas, including purchsasing/p-card, financial banner, travel, tuition awards/scholarships, graduate teaching and research assistantships, startup, 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 request, data management, and fiscal information support
  • Manages and reviews all department accounts; including scholarships, course fees, E&G, F&A, etc.
  • Generates monthly/annual reports of account budgets, expenditures, and forecasting.
  • Ensures payroll is properly recorded and processed
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 4 years of financial/business/management related responsibilities OR a Bachelor's degree in a business related field
  • Possesses and applies advanced skills and knowledge of financial principles, practices, and concepts to the position
  • Familiarity with management reporting tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control procedures
  • Knowledge of finance enterprise systems and software.
  • Computer skills, including Excel and Windows.
  • Knowledge of the 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 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.
  • 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/CV to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV"
  2. Name and contact information for 3 professional references to be entered into 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

Founded in 1888, Utah State University is Utah’s premier land-grant, public service university, with a strong commitment to excellence, access, and inclusion, empowering people to lead successful lives of involvement, innovation, and impact. Utah State provides high-quality education to 27,500-plus students locations throughout the state, including at three residential campuses, eight statewide campuses, and 23 education centers. USU Online educates students from all 50 states and 55 countries. For over 25 years, USU Extension has served and engaged Utahns in all of Utah’s counties. As an R1 research institution, Utah State is dedicated to advancing knowledge through research and scholarly activities, providing a high-quality undergraduate and graduate education at an affordable price.


Utah State is committed to cultivating a community of inclusive excellence where all 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. Forbes recognized our commitment to employees when they named Utah State the best employer in Utah in 2023. 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 04/2024

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

*updated 09/2023


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