Financial Administrator Series - 2017

2017 Financial Administrator Series

The Financial Administrator Series (FAS) is a professional development opportunity for financial administrators at the University of Arizona sponsored by the Financial Services Office and Sponsored Projects Services.  The emphasis of the program is on critical thinking and analysis rather than the “how to” focus of many training sessions and covers topics that high level financial administrators encounter in their positions.  Topics include: 

  • Ethics
  • University Operations, Financial Management, Procurement and Contracting, Workforce Systems
  • Research Administration and Sponsored Projects Services
  • University Budgeting, Responsibility Centered Management (RCM)
  • Risk Management Issues
  • Internal Controls, Financial Reporting, 
  • Legal Issues - The Office of General Counsel
  • The UA Culture, Networking
  • Lunch speakers, tours, and much more!

The series began in 2007 and has over 280 graduates. In previous years, individuals were recommended for nomination by their College or unit, based on their roles and breadth of their responsibility.  For 2017, we are accepting applications for a few additional spots. 

FAS will kick off with a lunch and afternoon session on January 23, a full day session on January 24 and will then be held one Tuesday per month through June.  The sessions are held in various locations across campus with the exception of the March 14 session at Biosphere 2.  You must commit to attending all sessions in the series. Please see the schedule below:

  • January 23, 11:30 – 4:30 pm
  • January 24, 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • February 21, 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • March 14, 8:00 – 5:00 pm, Biosphere 2
  • April 18, 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • May 16, 8:30 – 4:30 pm
  • June 13, 8:30 – 4:30 pm

Applications have been closed as of October 14, 2016.  The curriculum committee will review applications and will notify all applicants of the selection results by November 15, 2016.