Financial Administrator Series

Program Update: As one of the primary goals of the Financial Administrator Series (FAS) is in-person networking, FAS will not be offered until a solid return-to-work plan has been established by University Leadership. We are aware that the "new normal" may see an increased number of staff working remote and/or hybrid, therefore the program is currently being evaluated by the FAS Planning Committee. A communication will be sent out to various campus groups and lists once the plan for future FAS offerings is established. Thank you!

The Financial Administrator Series (FAS) is a professional development opportunity for financial administrators at the University of Arizona sponsored by Financial Services and Research, Innovation & Impact. 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 Services
  • University Budget and Planning
  • Risk Management issues
  • Internal controls and financial reporting
  • Legal issues - the Office of General Counsel
  • The University 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.