Accounting and Travel Manager
Officer of Administration
Central Business Service Offices
Appointment Type and Duration:
$60,000 - $70,000 per year
Application Review Begins
December 18, 2023; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please include the following with your online application:
- A resume that outlines your educational and professional work
experience. These details are used to determine if applicants meet
the qualifications of this position.
- The names of at least three professional references, their
e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers. Candidates will be
notified prior to references being contacted.
Please Note: We may contact applicants who meet the minimum
requirements to request additional information for the next stage
To receive a copy of the full position description, please send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary offers
are determined based on final candidate qualifications and
experience; and the application of fair, equitable, and consistent
pay practices at the University.
The Central Business Service Offices (CBSO), a shared service
office, provides specific services in the areas of Finance, Human
Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Contracting, Travel, and Accounts
Payable for several organizations on campus including:
The Ballmer Institute for Children's Behavioral Health
Clark Honors College
College of Design
College of Education
School of Journalism & Communication.
The mission of the shared services group is to provide consistency
through centralized services, offering expertise in processing a
wide variety of financial and human resources transactions and
functions including acting as a liaison to the Business Affairs
Office, Purchasing and Contracting Services, University Human
Resources, and Payroll Administration. The units supported by the
CBSO constitute a large business enterprise consisting of more than
1,000 employees and more than $100 million in budgeted operations
as well as other funds types including but not limited to
sponsored, gift, foundation, development and outreach, and
designated operations funds. The CBSO also works with a breadth of
employee category types including at least 3 different unions,
student employees, and officers of administration.
The team within the CBSO is committed to providing superior
customer service and creating partnerships with our customers to
ensure their needs are fulfilled to the highest standard.
The Accounting and Travel Manager, reporting directly to the Senior
Director of the CBSO, is a working supervisor in the CBSO business
operations team and is responsible for leading the accounting and
travel teams in essential fiscal, accounting, and travel functions.
This includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, various
accounting transactions such as journal vouchers and budget
changes, foundation, and travel using the Concur management
A key component of this position is supporting a diverse and
complex portfolio of clients. The incumbent must possess strong
customer service skills, and be, knowledgeable, ethical, and able
to work with positions throughout the CBSO as well as across
campus. Interactions/contacts occur daily with internal CBSO
colleagues and supervised employees to assist in general accounting
and travel activities, with unit partners to answer advanced
process questions, and with centralized departments to ensure
compliance with institutional, state, and federal policies. The
manager must be able to explain and reinforce changes in
interdepartmental, UO, state, or federal policies that affect
This position works as a member of a team while frequently
performing tasks independently, including performing transactional
duties as necessary. Decisions will be made about the best method
and materials necessary to perform a particular task and will
include setting priorities, assessing customer needs, and
responding to those needs.
Work is reviewed regularly by the direct supervisor to ensure it is
performed efficiently, and safely, and meets both expectations and
applicable requirements. A performance evaluation is conducted
- Bachelor's degree PLUS three years of progressively responsible
finance and accounting-related experience OR
- Five years of progressively responsible finance and accounting
- One year of supervisory or lead work experience.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively
with individuals from different backgrounds and with diverse life
experiences and learning styles.
- Ability to handle sensitive and confidential materials and
issues with care and tact.
- Project management skills to identify long-range goals, design
realistic plans to attain them, and meet deadlines.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to exercise sound judgment, diplomacy, and perceptual
objectivity for effective decision-making.
- Ability to manage change in a complex environment, and adjust
planning and activities to support changing priorities.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail to
- Proficient with Microsoft Excel and Word applications or
- CPA, CMA, PA, MBA, or equivalent degree or
- Prior experience as an accounting manager in a large and
- Two years of professional experience with fund
- Familiarity or experience working with unionized
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful
completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits
package to eligible employees, including health insurance,
retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about
benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance
with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals
to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected
status, including veteran and disability status. The University is
committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and
employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in
connection with the application process, please contact us at
UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex,
national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment
practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and
policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be
referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights
Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information,
related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the
In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares
an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and
services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is
available online at
To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533027/accounting-and-travel-manager