Business Ops Specialist Sr

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Jan 2024


Campus: Tempe

Business Ops Specialist Sr

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Director of Operations, this position will assist with
purchasing, travel, expense processing, accounting, Pcard allocation, general human resources functions
& basic budgeting. Planning and collaboration on processes and operations are expected. Other
functions designated by the ADO or the Director of the School may be assigned.

Job Family

Business Operations

Department Name

School of Geog Sci & Urban Pln



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$50,000 - $62,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

02-January-2024 - EXTENDED

Essential Duties

  • Monitor all dept. Pcard expenditures, reallocate appropriately and ensure required backup is submitted. Assists in determining restricted purchases and informs Pcard Mgr. of irregularities to implement any corrective action. Performs P-card reconciliations & assists with audits.
  • Process transactions such as journal vouchers, expense transfers, redistributions, internal billings and maintains all associated files and documentation as required by ASU/ABOR policies.
  • Purchase of supplies, services, and equipment with use of P-Card and other purchasing documents in accordance with established procurement and financial policies.
  • Manages the processing of travel requests & claims in Concur by assisting faculty, staff and
  • students with travel related actions, including preparation of supporting documentation, tracking availability of individual’s SGSUP funding, travel grants, account approvals, etc.
  • Interacts and maintains professional relationships with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating school objectives.
  • Supervise business office student workers in absence of direct report.
  • Coordinates and processes hiring of personnel & students via Kenexa, waiver or transfer.
  • Processes PTR’s, utilizes Brassring, and submits documents to the Dean’s office for approval (when applicable).
  • Serves as a backup for front office operations.
  • Assist with data and other information related requests for special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND five (5) years of related experience; OR, Nine (9) years of related experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with ASU purchasing policies and procedure, in particular Workday, the new Financial Management System.
  • Experience coordinating travel requests and expense claims processes utilizing Concur travel processing system, including complex domestic and international travel and fieldwork.
  • Experience with Kenexa-Brassring, Dashboards, PeopleSoft programs and HR processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic principles, practices and methods of accounting, budgeting, and inventory management.
  • Experience in performing detailed and complex numerical computations and producing related reports, including analysis and evaluation of budgets, planning and other management information systems. 
  • Experience working in higher-volume, fast-paced Higher Education setting.
  • Experience with purchasing cards; processing and monitoring expenditures and audit procedures.
  • Experience using the Workday financial system.
  • Experience in coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and student workers.
  • Evidence of effective communication, both verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic project management.

Working Environment

  • Use office equipment including a personal computer.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Communicate orally and in writing to perform essential functions.
  • Able to interpret instructions/directions.
  • Lift up to 20 lbs.
  • Anticipated work hours are Monday-Friday 8am-5pm on the Tempe Campus. Hybrid or Remote work will be considered upon completion of the training period. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Department Statement

The School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning (SGSUP) is a major participant in the
instructional and research activities of Arizona State University. A staff team of nine support 33
tenure/tenure-track faculty including 4 members of the National Academy of Sciences, approximately
800 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students studying in one of five graduate degree programs
(MA and PhD programs in Geography, a PhD in Urban Planning, a Masters in Urban and Environmental
Planning and a Master of Advanced Studies in Geographical Information Systems) as well as graduate
certificate programs in GIS and transportation. More complete school and program information can be
found at

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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