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Busn Manager Oxford Studies Abroad Duties

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The Business Manager for UGA at Oxford is first and foremost the chief budget officer for both the Oxford Center and the studies abroad programs and as such is responsible for keeping track of expenditures, reconciling all accounts both here and in England, and anticipating future costs based on fluctuating exchange rates, enrollment, etc. The person who fills this position must be familiar with UGA procedures governing agency, state, and foundation accounts and have some understanding of general accounting methods and foreign currency exchange.


The person in this position oversees all financial transactions for both the UGA at Oxford Residential Center in England and for all the Study Abroad programs administered through the UGA at Oxford Office on UGA's campus; these programs include, but are not limited to, Franklin at Oxford, Terry at Oxford, and Grady at Oxford. As new programs are added, the Business Manager would oversee the fiscal aspects of these programs as well. Additionally, this position provides oversight for the financial transactions of Friends of Oxford. The person in this position will provide oversight for over twenty accounts, including UGA-based Program accounts, UGA-based Center accounts, UGA Foundation accounts, UGA Petty Cash accounts, British Bank accounts, and British petty cash accounts. This position must coordinate financial records both with the Business Manager for the Office of International Affairs and with the Assistant Director of Oxford Studies Abroad.

The person in this position works with the Director to prepare budgets for the UGA at Oxford Center and the Oxford Study Abroad Programs and keeps track of the spending against those accounts. In addition, the Business Manager will be responsible for preparing personnel statements and maintaining personnel records; overseeing purchasing both at UGA and in Oxford; monitoring exchange rates to facilitate the most economical transfer of money; providing training related to expenditures in Oxford for on-site faculty and graduate assistants; preparing Travel Authorities for Program-related travel and making airline reservations for the Oxford staff, on-site faculty, and graduate students taking part in the study abroad programs; and for answering phones and student questions when other staff members are not available.

The Business Manager may also be called upon to help with major event planning, with website maintenance, and with other duties as needed.


A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related business major, or one year of budgeting experience in a private, non-profit or university environment is required; an MBA or other graduate business degree is preferred.

Experience with the policies and procedures of the University, particularly as they relate to budget and personnel; experience with study abroad programs, financial aid, or University accounting procedures is preferred.

Knowledge of MS Office, Corel Office, and various University computing systems; experience and knowledge of spreadsheet and database software.

Proven accuracy when dealing with numbers and calculations as well as some familiarity with foreign exchange rates.



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