Assistant Director of CBSO Business Operations
Officer of Administration
Business Administration/Management, Human Resources,
Operations/Infrastructure, Planning/Project Management
Central Business Services Office
Appointment Type and Duration:
$70,000 - $80,000 per year
Application Review Begins
January 4, 2022; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
In addition to your online application, please include the
1) A current resume.
2) A cover letter that clearly articulates how your knowledge and
experience make you an ideal candidate for this position.
3) Three professional references.
The Central Business Services Office (CBSO), a shared service
office, provides service within the Office of the Provost
portfolio. The specific services are in the areas of Finance, Human
Resources, Payroll, Purchasing, Contracting, Travel, and Accounts
The mission of the shared services group is to provide consistency
through centralized services, offering our 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. We are committed to
providing superior customer service and creating partnerships with
our customers to ensure their needs are fulfilled to the highest
The CBSO unit provides shared services for several organizations
within the OtP portfolio including:
College of Design
School of Journalism & Communication
College of Education
Portland (PDX) Administration
Division of Graduate Studies
Clark Honors College
The units supported by CBSO constitute a large business enterprise
consisting of more than 2,500 employees and a total budget of more
than $100 million in budgeted operations funds. There are
additional operations funds such as foundation funds, research
funding, designated operations, and other non-general funds, an
estimated $15M before foundation funds. The CBSO also works with
13+ employee category types, sponsored funds, gift funds, the
foundation, and some research, outreach and designated ops org
funds. The CBSO handles these fund transitions in addition to
budgeted operations funds.
The Assistant Director of CBSO Business Operations (ADBO) serves as
the business operations officer for associated units, providing
both direct support and direct management of the business
operations within the CBSO. The ADBO provides oversight at the
transaction detail level of business operations, ensuring that all
business transactions are conducted in an ethical manner, follow
proper financial controls, and comply with University and State
The ADBO directs and supervises the CBSO business operations team,
which oversees and processes in excess of $100 million in
transactions running through over 500 state, grant, and foundation
gift accounts. The ADBO is responsible for overseeing the
management of the CBSO ticketing system and ensuring customer
service expectations are achieved. Extraordinary attention to
confidentiality and discretion is a key requirement of the
position. The ADBO reports to the CBSO Sr. Director, providing
insight and recommendations on any policy or practice that
materially impacts business operations and/or financial
The ADBO may have delegated authority for purchases and Personal
Service Contracts up to $25,000 and has signing authority for check
requests, purchase orders, disbursement requests, travel
reimbursements, airfare approval, and personal service
- Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance; OR equivalent
combination of education and/or experience.
- 3 years of progressive experience in accounting, auditing,
financial reporting, or financial operations.
- Ability to be effective in an interdisciplinary team
environment and with a variety of stakeholders, including faculty,
staff, and students.
- Ability to meet deadlines, anticipate needs, manage and
prioritize multiple tasks or projects, follow-through, and work
independently without supervision, while handling frequent
interruptions and shifting priorities.
- Ability to manage stressful situations appropriately and to use
sound judgment and initiative, particularly as it relates to
handling sensitive and/or confidential information.
- Self-motivated, punctual, reliable, organized, and flexible.
Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and time management
skills. Excellent attention to detail.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills and ability to
analyze, summarize, and effectively present data.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and develop fiscal
- Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (or
similar scheduling/calendar program), and familiarity with
Microsoft Office applications.
- CPA, CMA, PA, MBA, or equivalent degree or
- Prior experience as accounting manager in a large and complex
- Prior supervisory or lead worker experience.
- Two years of professional experience with fund
- Familiarity with working with unionized personnel.
FLSA Exempt: Yes
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