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The office of Budget and Business Services provides three distinct services to the University of Maine Community:

Budget Financial AnalysisTravel & Expense Processing

Budget:

  • Provides day-to-day support for the maintenance of the Educational and General (E&G) and Auxiliary Services budgets.
  • Develops both short term and long-term budget planning in conjunction with the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost and campus constituents.
  • Builds the unrestricted budgets as per directives given by the University of Maine System and the institution’s own budget building process.
  • Provides to the campus and its boards extensive visual interpretations of the budget process and its details through PowerPoint presentations.
  • Balances all budgets annually.
  • Establishes and maintains the campus-wide Position Management budgeting module.
  • Authorizes, maintains access and trains campus personnel to the PeopleSoft Financial module.
  • Responds and provides direct support to faculty and staff who have departmental budget issues.
  • Disseminates, prepares and collects information in response to the System Office requests for interim and year-end reconciliations of all budgeted funds.

Financial Analysis:

  • Provides direct support to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance for all financial analysis related to University funds.
  • Responds to inquiries by the System Office and campus departments.
  • Prepares during the fiscal year, four interim forecasts reports for unrestricted operations.
  • Completes System-wide mandated and ad-hoc campus reports.
  • Develops financial reports and information.

Travel and Expense Processing:

  • Processes all requests for travel advances and reconciles expense vouchers
  • Works closely with faculty and staff to ensure that policies related to travel and expenditures are reported accurately.
  • Authorizes the use of P-Card for non-airfare related expenses
  • Documents and records all travel expenses within the PeopleSoft Expense module.
  • Reviews and processes all non-travel expense reimbursements for faculty and staff.


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