Finance & Administration provides Facilities operating departments with shared services that include budgeting, finance, procurement, contract administration, and information technology hardware support. Supporting Boston’s largest academic institution, and the more than 300 buildings that comprise the University’s three campuses, the department oversees an operating budget that directly supports all capital construction projects, as well as day-to-day custodial, maintenance, repair, and improvements to buildings of all sizes, shapes, and ages. From the historic brownstones on Bay State Road, to state-of-the-art student dormitories, to classrooms and labs, to dining and fitness facilities, they employ innovative skills and technology to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the students, staff, and faculty.
Finance & Administration oversees other department-wide administrative functions that include payroll, human resources, obtaining building permits and documentation, and the procurement of routine organizational supplies such as vehicles, uniforms, and office supplies. The department also maintains an enterprise computer software system that helps managers track project costs, invoices, time sheets, work orders, and budgets.
In addition, Finance & Administration houses these University-wide, cross-functional initiatives: