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Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS)

Overview

The Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS) program began in 2010 as a partnership between the CFO’s Office, the HRS Training and Organization Development (T&OD) team and dedicated business administrators from around the University of Florida.

Mission

The mission of Gator Business Administrator Services (GBAS) is to work in partnership with the academic and administrative management of the University of Florida to recruit, develop and sustain a network of top quality business professionals who provide efficient and effective financial and administrative services and solutions, focused on unit level needs and university-wide objectives.

Learning Program

The GBAS professional learning program consists of multiple components designed to support business administrators with varying skill levels. These components cultivate:

  • Increased knowledge and application of recommended business practices
  • In-depth application of fiscal, HR, and other administrative policies to support the institution
  • Professional support processes for college- and department-level business administrators
  • Opportunities to enhanced professionalism and interpersonal skills
  • Collaborative problem-solving to improve and increase the consistency of business management practices and stewardship of UF funds

GBAS components include an online orientation for new business administrators, competency-based foundation courses ( Pro3 Series), GBAS Institutes, GBAS Workshops, a Mentoring program, and Credentialing.


Courses and Registration

GBS101 GBAS Orientation Part 1 Available as an on-demand online course through myTraining

GBAS Orientation Part 1 is an introduction for business administrators who are new to the role or new to the University of Florida. This session discusses business administrator roles, accounting, funds, contracts and grant and budget preparation at UF.

GBS102 GBAS Orientation Part 2 Available as an on-demand online course through myTraining

GBAS Orientation Part 2 is a continuation of the introduction for business administrators who are new to the role or new to the University of Florida. This session discusses budget monitoring, reconciliation, purchasing, travel, HRS and academic units at UF.


Online Resources

The primary GBAS website is part of the website for the Office of the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

For More Information

Contact the GBAS Training Coordinator, Gwynn Cadwallader, at gcadwallader@ufl.edu.

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