About Us

The Office of Business and Finance provides strategic direction and oversight to several important areas within the University, which include the Offices of Financial Services; Internal Audit; Investments; Strategic Operations; and Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer.

Bio of Senior Vice President and CFO Geoffrey S. Chatas
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Vision
To be nationally recognized as the premier financial organization among public universities.

We will set the benchmark that other financial organizations strive to emulate and will be known for:
  • Top tier finance capabilities
  • Value-added operations
  • Culture that embraces change
  • Highly-regarded team, both internally and externally

Mission
To deliver essential and valued business and financial services to The Ohio State University.

Shared Values
We are committed to continuous quality improvement through integrity, innovation, diversity, and stewardship.
Structure
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Financial Services
  • University Bursar
  • Treasury Management
  • Debt Management
  • Risk Management
  • Strategic Projects
  • Asset Monetization


Strategic Operations
  • Financial Planning and Analysis (Budgeting)
  • Purchasing, Stores, Receiving, and Mail (PSRM)
  • Services: HR, Fiscal
  • Controller/Accounts Payable
  • Payroll Services
  • Surplus Materials