The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts has created a centralized business office in the college to improve efficiency in providing business services. The business office centrally handles human resources, finance, research/creative activity administration, and other services for the college and its academic units. These include such items as payroll, PAFs, offer letters, accounts receivable and payable, purchasing, travel, external and internal grants, and more. Our goal is to provide our faculty, staff and students with better and more efficient business service and support.

Contact the business team at cfpa-business@unl.edu.

Our Team

Steve Thompson Assistant Dean for Fiscal Affairs and Chief Operating Officer

Steve is responsible for the operational and financial reporting systems that ensure effective and efficient business functions in the college, its departments, programs and initiatives. He will monitor college budgets, Foundation accounts, grant compliance, fund transfers and contracts.

  • Policy administration
  • Best business practice
  • College Liaison
  • College budget
  • College strategic planning
  • Oversee College operations

Tammie Moore Business Manager

Tammie’s primary responsibilities including supporting academic directors with overall budgeting, strategic financial planning, and cost/benefit analysis and comprehensive financial reporting. She is responsible for the reviewing all contracts, operations of the business office, and the development of staff.

  • Unit budgets
  • Contract specialist
  • Strategic planning with units
  • Cost analysis
  • Oversee Business Office operations
  • Process improvement

Vacant Assistant Business Manager

The Assistant Business Manager's primary responsibilities include supporting faculty and staff with individual project and/or program budgeting, project/program financial reporting, overseeing expenditures, and managing course and lab fee account balances. They will also serve as the college’s foundation accountant and extramural/grant funding coordinator.

  • Event budgets/reporting
  • Grants financial management
  • Inventory management/reporting
  • Manage Foundation funds
  • Accounts Receivable

Amy Horvath Financial Associate

Amy’s responsibilities include travel coordination, Concur expense reimbursements, accounts payable, cash receipts, and p-card reconciliations. Amy also assists with monthly financial reporting and other special projects.

  • Process Invoices
  • Reconcile P-Cards
  • Process reimbursements
  • Assist with travel in Concur
  • Prepare cash deposits
  • Process purchase orders

Shelby Foged Human Resources and Payroll Generalist

Shelby is responsible for general human resources and payroll functions including payroll processing (bi-weekly and monthly), on-boarding and new hire paperwork, personnel actions forms (PAF’s), and visiting personnel forms. She will also assist with ESS Time entry for hourly employees and service access requests as needed.

  • Manage time entry
  • Process visiting personnel forms
  • Assist with PeopleAdmin
  • Create offer letters
  • Process PAFs
  • Onboarding/offboarding
  • Online reconciling