Wayne State University

Business Affairs and Process Improvement

The Business Affairs and Process Improvement Unit is responsible for the preparation of the Finance and Business Operations Division’s annual budget; financial reports, analyses, and projections; and providing business support to the Finance and Business Operations Division’s administrative units.  Such activities include preparation of monthly budget to actual reports, producing monthly key performance indicators trend analyses, and working closely with the Human Resources Department to ensure compliance with applicable budgeting, fiscal, and accounting requirements related to personnel expenditures.

The Business Affairs and Process Improvement Unit serves in other capacities as well, including divisional strategic planning and goal setting; project management; process improvement and reporting; implementing the National Association of College and University Business Officers best practices, and facilitating communications across campus to other administrative and business affairs units.   The Unit plays a key role in implementing shared services, process improvement, and technology solutions for the Division and conducting program evaluations to ensure positive “return on investments” in the areas of customers/student services, process improvement, and efficiencies/cost reductions.