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Orientation for New Business and Finance Employees


Office of the Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance, Chicago

Welcome to the University of Illinois at Chicago. The University is a complex organization, and the Office of Business and Financial Services will provide you with the tools and instruments that are required to aid you in navigating both University policies and procedures.

We are here to work with you as an employee with business and finance responsibilities to assist you in achieving oversight and compliance with relevant policies and procedures. Our office works closely with both Academic Fiscal Officers and Business Managers throughout Chicago. Additionally, our office offers UIC Academic Fiscal Officer and Business Manager Group meetings throughout the academic year where we discuss pertinent policy and procedural changes and updates. If you are interested in taking part in these meetings, please contact our office to become a member. We look forward to your attendance.

The OBFS website provides a wealth of information and is grouped by topics, including Business Travel, Card Services, Equipment Management, Payments, and Payroll and Benefits. There are several varied resources included on the website:

  • The Getting Started section of this site is a compilation of information useful when getting started in your role. The section serves as a guide to information about University business processes, business tasks, business policies, business systems, and training and networking opportunities.
  • The OBFS Training Center offers training materials and job aids, as well as electronic registration for training on business systems or policies. To identify an appropriate curriculum, refer to the Curriculum Guide or contact OBFS Training at
  • The application resource pages provides information and resources for users of business systems including:

The Office of Business and Financial Services at UIC looks forward to partnering with you to address your business and finance related issues and questions. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you need assistance. Again, welcome to University of Illinois at Chicago!


Gloria Keeley, Interim Assistant Vice President for Business and Finance

Last Updated: April 23, 2020

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