Business Manager I

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Business Manager I


SPIA Dean's Office

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Advertised Salary:

$40,000 - $43,000, commensurate with experience

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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Business Operations Professional

Job Family:

Business And Finance



Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with OneSource and OneUSG systems at UGA or other USG institution.

Prior accounting or financial services experience.

Position Summary:

This position serves as the primary commitment accounting officer for the School of Public and International Affairs and primarily handles HR-related fiscal transactions for the School. Responsibilities include hiring of staff, graduate assistants, and student workers, payroll reconciliations, financial transactions related to payroll costs, and the strategic planning for fiscal year hiring of new graduate assistants. The position also analyzes the payroll budgets of the School and advises the Administrative Financial Director on project-based timelines and needs for commitment accounting issues. The role serves as business liaison for the Department of International Affairs, and External Affairs and assists in the awarding of Scholarships throughout the School.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

—Extensive knowledge of accounting practice and theory.
—Ability to prepare financial statements and work independently to apply accounting practice and theory.
—Ability to analyze financial data.
—Experience with complex accounting systems.
—Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively.
—Ability to maintain effective working relationships and communicate effectively.
—Training experience
The ideal candidate for this position would have knowledge of UGA and UGAF accounting policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Work in a standard office environment.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



-Prepare and process all HR hiring, position management, payroll-related financial transactions, and commitment accounting transactions for the School.
-Serves as a Level 2 approver for scholarships into OSFA system for SPIA.
-Advise department heads, directors, and faculty budget implications of their hiring requests, along with SPIA policy and procedures.
-Work with department heads and directors to develop departmental policies and procedures to ensure efficient workflow.
-Set position funding for all positions within the School.
-Monitor SPIA’s payroll accounts to ensure payroll budgets are maintained.
-Reconcile all of SPIA’s payroll each month, and according to pay type. Identify issues and resolve them, in partnership with the Administrative Financial Director.

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Human Resources
-Advise departments on hiring procedures and policies.
-Process all hiring paperwork for SPIA employees.
-Set up and maintain employees in OneUSG System.
-Process all terminations for School.
-Send approval reminders for timecards.
-Troubleshoot problems related to payroll.

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Serve as the secondary HR officer for the school
- Perform budgetary and financial analysis and troubleshoot issues for all the schools payroll accounts.
- Serve as lead trainer for HR matters to SPIA employees.
- Act as backup for Administrative Financial Director to represent SPIA in HR meetings.
- Advise other business personnel at school on HR and HR-related financial policies and procedures- Work with Admin Financial Director to develop and implement school payroll budgets and hiring workplans.

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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 9/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time