January 2022

Published monthly, the Fiscal Administrators' News is where you can find the latest information regarding the Office of Procurement Services.

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Office of the Vice President for Research & Innovation

Position Posting: Assistant Director of Finance and Administration

The Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Innovation, will oversee human resources functions for the Division of Animal Resources. This position provides direction, leadership, and management of the current and future human resources functions as well as the financial and administrative oversight of the Division of Animal Resources The position directs administrative and operational aspects of HR and finance for DAR. They will work with the attending veterinarian and assistant directors to establish standards and approve policy changes, and will serve as a liaison between direct providers of care, vendors, investigators and research teams, central OVPRI administration, and central staff. The person in this position will apply knowledge of general human resources management, administrative, and financial management principles and practices and budgetary principles in order to ensure program deliverables are met and there is no duplication of effort. Directly manages and supervises multidisciplinary program staff.

For the full job posting please visit the link here.

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Controller’s Office

Banner Finance Contacts and Resources

Please see below for a helpful list of resources provided by the Controller’s Office:

Questions about adding, modifying or terminating indexes/funds/sub-departments/MBU’s/general ledger accounts etc., please contact frindexcreate@vcu.edu.

Questions about access, roles, issues, general finance user questions, etc., please contact finsecuirty@vcu.edu.

General financial reporting and Banner usage questions for the Controller’s Office, please contact the General Finance Help-Line at (804) 828-0388.

The controller.vcu.edu website contains Banner Finance user guides, resources, contacts and forms.

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Procurement Services

New Assistant Director of Procurement Services Business Solutions

Procurement Services is thrilled to announce the appointment of Patricia Shazer to the position of Assistant Director: Procurement Services Business Solutions. Patricia will oversee and administer RealSource and other university-wide Procurement business systems as well as related initiatives and projects. Please join the team at Procurement Services in welcoming Patricia to her new role!

Bank of America Vendor Campaign

The University is migrating away from processing payments via paper check and strongly encourages the use of our electronic payment options. Improving our payment process is a key initiative for VCU to reduce costs and minimize payment fraud risk.

Over the next few weeks, the Bank of America and Paymode-X will be contacting a select group of Vendors to encourage enrollment in either the Virtual Payables card program or the Paymode-X (ACH) program. If a Vendor contacts you with questions they can email payables@vcu.edu. Additional information can be found here.

Classroom Training

P-Card will offer “classroom” training in February and March. This training will be offered virtually via Zoom. To enroll, please visit training.vcu.edu and use the keyword search “pcard.”

Attending a classroom training, does not grant an exemption from the Canvas training(s) and test(s).

If you have further questions, please contact corpcard@vcu.edu.

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