Business Manager

Tucson, AZ
Mar 01, 2021
Employment Type
Part Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Entomology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at the University of Arizona seeks a highly qualified and motivated Business Manager (0.75 FTE) to lead its business and financial activities. This position is responsible for managing all financial, business, administrative, and human resources functions in the department in accordance with University and college policies and procedures. The successful candidate should be an independent and proactive leader who can effectively communicate complex financial information to faculty, staff, administrators, and students. The expectations for business functions are high and the incumbent is expected to make continuous improvements towards strategic and operational goals.

The department is a vibrant working and learning environment. The department's funding is comprised of state, sponsored grant and contract, auxiliary, donated, unrestricted and allocated funding. Financial activities include long-term budgeting and projections, accounting, auditing work with internal and external auditors, purchasing, and financial compliance and reporting. The successful candidate must be able to perform in a dynamic environment with multiple deadlines and mission objectives.

CALS is the oldest college at the University of Arizona, which is Arizona’s land grant university. CALS has a unique tripartite mission of instruction, research, and Cooperative Extension, which are all important components of the Department of Entomology

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the development, planning, and execution of department budgets
  • Operates as a Business Partner with Unit head on all department planning
  • Monitors and reconciles all department accounts
  • Prepares financial statements/reports for Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students
  • Initiates, reviews, and/or monitors all financial transactions
  • Manages financial commitments and special allocations
  • Processes, monitors, and reports on scholarship activity and external awards
  • Advises departments, faculty, and staff on financial, research, operational, and University policies and procedures
  • Assists with audits to ensure compliance with regulations and policies
  • Assists with the execution of strategic plans, special projects, and initiatives
  • Reviews and approves grant proposals through UAccess Research
  • Reviews awarded grants and contract, and coordinates post-award compliance expenditures and reporting
  • Manages human resources functions such as hiring, payroll, performance reviews, and terminations
  • Maintains UA Vitae for Entomology
  • Supervises Office Staff and Student workers
  • Coordinates activities with Entomology faculty at Maricopa and Yuma Agricultural Centers
  • Serves on departmental and UA Committees
  • Manages UA Foundation Financial activities for the department
  • Establishes efficient business practices and keep informed of all rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Additional Duties and tasks as necessary

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field
  • Five years of related budget and accounting experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient experience in all UAccess Systems



Full Time/Part Time:

Part Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$55,000 - $60,000 DOE

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Administrative Operations

Job Function:

Organizational Administration

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Bruce Tabashnik, PhD
Department Head, Entomology
[email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume, Cover Letter, and One Additional Document

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Please provide a list of at least 3 references as part of your application. This can be uploaded as an additional document to your application.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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