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Financial and Administrative Operations

About Us

The Financial & Administrative Operations unit is your comprehensive resource for all business related actions within the School of Natural Sciences. Our team of skilled procurement and travel specialists provide the School with expert guidance and timely order, travel arrangement & reimbursement processing. Our unit also serves as a resource for administrative functions related to internal faculty awards, account management, and fiscal reporting. 


Our mission is to provide skilled procurement, travel and budget expertise to our faculty, staff, students, guests & leadership and to maintain the stewardship of UC Merced's resources and our commitment to operate within budget limitations and accounting guidelines established by the University.

Services Provided

The Financial & Administrative Operations unit provides support and assistance with the following: 

  • Account management and balances
  • Fund reports
  • Setting up a new labs or offices
  • Ordering research chemicals and supplies
  • Travel arrangements and reimbursements
  • Entertainment and general reimbursements
  • Recharges and invoices