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Office of the Controller

Resource and Training Toolbox

Welcome to our Resource and Training Toolbox! This toolbox is created to empower our system users by ensuring they are prepared and knowledgeable. It provides self-paced tutorials, hands-on training, recorded webinars, and supporting quick reference guides. All resources cover the university's suite of business processes from beginning to end.

Business Manager

The role of each Business Manager at the University of South Carolina varies across each college and department. Each Business Manager handles several responsibilities that directly influence the success of their departments and the University overall.

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Grant Administration

Grant Administration of Sponsored Awards supports academic and administrative business units to include personnel management, fiscal operations, and coordination with multiple governing areas to ensure compliance with Uniform Guidance and grant awards.

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Principal Investigator

A Principal Investigator or PI is the individual responsible for the preparation, conduct, and administration of a research grant.  The page includes a list of tasks a Principal Investigator may be responsible for as the administrator of a research grant. Sections include links to training resources that support each task.

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Policies & Procedures

The Controller’s Office provides policies and procedures for Compliance, Grants and Funds Management, Capital and Assets, General Accounting, Travel and Reimbursements, and Payroll.

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All the forms listed on our website pages can be found on the page linked below. You can use the search feature to help narrow down the list to the specific document you are seeking. These are the forms most commonly used to complete financial transactions at the university. 

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The purpose of our monthly Office of the Controller newsletter is to help keep the university PeopleSoft Finance user community better informed of key information, provide helpful tips, important deadlines, and webinars.

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