Financial Administrator Series

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 rather than the “how to” focus of many training sessions and covers topics that high level financial administrators encounter in their positions. Topics include:

  • Ethics
  • University Accounts Payable, Accounting Services, Purchasing, Workforce Systems
  • Research Administration and Sponsored Projects Services
  • University Budget & Planning
  • Risk Management Issues
  • Internal Controls, Financial Reporting
  • Legal Issues
  • Networking
  • Various lunch speakers, tours, and much more!

The series began in 2007 and has over 425 graduates – approximately 36 financial administrators participate each year. Those wanting to participate must apply via our application process (see below).

Contact Mary Moore at with any questions regarding the Financial Administrator Series.

FAS Spring 2024

FAS will kick off with a lunch and afternoon session on February 21, 2024. The remaining sessions are held in various locations across or near campus. You must commit to attending the entire series in person. Because of the nature of this program and its heavy focus on collaboration and networking, virtual attendance is not an option.

Session dates are as follows:

February 21, 202411:30 am – 4:30 pm
March 6, 20248:30 am – 4:30 pm
March 27, 20248:30 am – 4:30 pm
April 10, 20248:30 am – 4:30 pm
April 24, 20248:30 am – 4:30 pm
May 22, 20248:30 am – 4:30 pm

Apply to Participate

Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2023. The FAS Curriculum Committee will review applications and will notify all applicants of the selection results by December 15, 2023.

Apply for FAS