School of
Integrative Biology

Business Office
Operations & Services

The SIB Business Office is the primary contact for SIB faculty, staff, and students in all aspects of University Financial Operations. We strive to provide great customer service that facilitates effective administration, teaching and research in the School.

To reach our office, please contact us at sib-business@illinois.edu.

Our People

Penny Broga

Associate Director for Business Affairs
(217) 333-0292
broga@illinois.edu

Jessi Katterhenry

Assistant Director for Business Affairs
(217) 333-6786
jkatterh@illinois.edu

Teresa Acosta

Account Technician II
(217) 244-6620
tacosta@illinois.edu

Tara Conner

Account Technician
(217) 333-1103
tjconner@illinois.edu

What We Do

Accounting

Review monthly financial reports for accuracy; monitor Research Grant spending for allowable costs; review funding availability; prepare reports; answer general accounting questions; and complete account close-out.

Human Resources

Labor Redistributions and Appointment Accounting Approvals.

Procurement Card

Issue Departmental P-cards; provide advice on use of P-cards; then review and approve of all transactions.

Purchasing

Submit requests to vendors via appropriate campus methods; facilitate communication with vendors; provide order tracking; assist with ordering problems; and serve as a resource for special needs and operational methods.

Fill out the Online Request for Requisition Form to order items with unit CFOP accounts.

Reimbursements and Vouchers

Assist with pre-payment of travel expenses and also review and approve miscellaneous reimbursements and payments to vendors.

Research Grant Preparation and Submission

Assist in reviewing research proposal submissions to meet agency submission guidelines; prepare Proposal Budgets in adherence with Campus Policies and Procedures; assist in electronic proposal submission to agency in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Administration; and facilitate submission of documents to granting agency as requested prior to agency award.