Financial Administrator Series - 2020

The Financial Administrator Series (FAS) is a professional development opportunity for financial administrators at the University of Arizona sponsored by Financial Services and Research, Discovery & Innovation. The emphasis of the program is on critical thinking and analysis of topics that high level financial administrators encounter in their positions. Topics include:

  • Ethics
  • Panel presentation by Accounts Payable, Financial Management, Procurement and Contracting, Workforce Systems
  • Research Administration and Sponsored Projects & Contracting Services
  • University Budget and Planning
  • Risk Management issues
  • Internal controls and financial reporting
  • Legal issues - the Office of General Counsel
  • The UA culture and networking
  • Lunch speakers, campus tours, and more

The series began in 2007 and has over 400 graduates. A cohort of approximately 36 financial administrators participate each year. Highlights of the program include networking with colleagues from across the University, and the opportunity to hear from and engage with leadership from a wide variety of University offices and units.

FAS 2020 will kick off with a lunch and afternoon session on January 14, and then take place over the course of six (6) full-day sessions held on Tuesdays and concluding in May. The sessions are held in various locations across or near campus. You must commit to attending all sessions in the series. Please see the schedule below:

  • Jan 14, 11:30am – 5:00pm
  • Jan 15, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Feb 11, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Mar 10, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Apr 7, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • Apr 28, 8:30am – 4:30pm
  • May 19, 8:30am – 4:30pm

Apply for FAS 2020