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Business Analyst, Travel

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI
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Job Title:

Business Analyst, Travel

Position Number:






Position Type:

Professional Staff


PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc

Pay Grade Level:


Pay Grade Range:

$51,780 - $78,203

Status :

Calendar Year, Full-time, Limited


General Accounting


Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: (

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Extension Contingency Notes:

This is a full time calendar year position limited to June 18, 2022 with anticipated renewal.

Job Description Summary:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The search will remain open until the position has been filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by November 5, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by November 26, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (November 26, 2021) may not be given full consideration.



Responsible for assisting the Manager of Accounting and Associate Controller of Accounting Operations in the management and oversight of the University of Rhode Island’s travel and expense program; promoting adherence to University’s travel policies and procedures, on-boarding and training of new employees in the use of the PeopleSoft travel and expense module, promotion of the use of the lowest cost transportation and lodging, day to day liaison with the contracted Travel agency to resolve service issues and introduction of new and upgraded products and services that will enhance the University’s travel program and user experience.

Duties and Responsibilities:


Daily review and maintenance of the University’s traveler profile database for new and terminated employees. Provide subject matter expert help or services to internal staff, University staff, faculty and researchers with regards to processing of travel authorizations, travel advances and travel expense reporting, the online travel booking application, allowable travel expenditures, and assisting in clearing errors when necessary. Assist the Manager, Accounting with the overall flow of travel and expenses through the University’s accounting system to insure legitimacy, accuracy, timeliness and adherence to established University, State, Federal policies and procedures. Assist the Manager, Accounting on training internal staff and University staff, faculty and researchers on new and existing systems, upgrades to the University’s travel expense systems and any other University, State or Federal regulations, policies or procedures. Assist the Manager, Accounting on creating and maintaining documentation regarding travel policies, procedures and training.


Provide assistance to the staff in the Accounting Office when necessary.

Perform additional duties as required.


Personal computers, printers, word processing, database and spreadsheet software. Microsoft Office.

Required Qualifications:


1. Bachelor’s Degree.

2. Minimum of three years of experience as an accountant, auditor or analyst.

3. Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office (including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).

4. Demonstrated experience with complex financial software systems (e.g. Oracle, PeopleSoft, Workday).

5. Demonstrated training experience.

6. Demonstrated presentation skills.

7. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

9. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations/groups.

Preferred Qualifications:


1. Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or Business related field.

2. Demonstrated experience working in Government, University or Not for Profit organization.

3. Demonstrated experience working with a travel and expense reporting software program.

4. Demonstrated experience auditing travel reimbursements.

5. Demonstrated ability to interpret institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations and to communicate the interpretation to others.



Environmental Conditions:

The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#2) Resume.
(#3) “Other Document-References” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).

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Founded in 1892, this land and sea grant university is the flagship public research institution in Rhode Island, enrolling more than 14,500 undergraduate students and 2,000 graduate students.

Thinking big
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Motivated students, engaged faculty

Nearly 23,000 students applied for fewer than 3,300 openings in the 2017 freshman class, which boasts an average grade point average of 3.54. The 17 to 1 student/faculty ratio allows for personal attention and rewarding teaching experiences. Approximately 87 percent of faculty hold terminal degrees. In 2018 URI produced two Fulbright Scholars, five Boren Scholars, a Truman Scholar, and was named a one of the country’s top Gilman scholar-producing schools. URI’s commitment to diversity is demonstrated through its student body, with 43 states and 65 nations represented and 20 percent of students identifying as persons of color, a 65 percent increase since 2008.

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URI’s main campus is located on 1,248 acres in rural Kingston, where the campus core — including a quadrangle surrounded by handsome granite buildings — is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Six miles from Rhode Island’s beaches, this campus is conveniently situated along the Boston to New York corridor. The University’s renowned Graduate School of Oceanography is located at the 165-acre Narragansett Bay Campus. The Alan Shawn Feinstein College of Education and Professional Studies brings higher education to downtown Providence. Nearby, the 133,000-square-foot Rhode Island Nursing Education Center URI Picture 2includes unparalleled simulation labs. The W. Alton Jones Campus — 2,300 acres of forests, lakes, and farmland in West Greenwich — provides a secluded setting for academic research, environmental education, business meetings and special events.


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