Transaction & Cash Managment
Office of Finance & Accounting
The Transaction & Cash Management team is happy to answer questions, explain processes and help problem solve. Please send general communications to our team account, and we will make sure the appropriate staff member(s) responds.
Office of Finance & Accounting
The Travel finance team is also happy to answer questions, explain processes and help problem solve. Please send all travel communications to our team account, and we will make sure the appropriate staff member(s) responds.
At the age of 10, Rachel moved from northern British Columbia, Canada to Delta Junction, Alaska and hasn’t looked back. When she isn’t spoiling her dogs, Kodiak and Baxter, she’s enjoying the unique community of Ester. She and her husband (sometimes joined by their four adult children) love to take advantage of all the outdoor activities Alaska has to offer. She is regularly showing off her battle scars from and regaling the office with her escapades of snow machining, snowboarding, dirt biking, street biking, fishing and camping. She is grateful the university promotes a nice work-life balance that allows her to take part in so many fulfilling endeavors.
Rachel joined UAF six years ago in the Shared Travel Services office. She brought with her years of experience from working in retail logistics management and merchandising at Target and Fred Meyers. As a science nerd, she enjoys the unique position our office has for learning about all the amazing things UAF does through education, research and community outreach.
Penny has spent her entire life happily calling Alaska home. She has two handsome sons, one adorable grandson and (periodically) an amazing dog. When she’s not busy reveling in Alaska’s open spaces, she’s living it up in Vegas and spoiling her grandson.
UAF is proud to call Penny an employee of 24 years. She joined OFA 12 years ago after working in the Bursar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Telephone Services and the Library. Penny enjoys working with the variety of people at UAF and is always ready to tackle all the challenges the job brings. She especially loves the satisfaction of seeing all those zeroes at the end of a reconciliation.
As a military brat, Michael spent his early days growing up in several different places but has called Alaska home since 1991. He is a happy husband and a loving fur-dad to a dog and three cats. When not enjoying the scenic views and abounding beauty of Alaska, he is reading, gaming and rocking out on Rock Band.
Michael joined UAF 12 years ago and has spent his entire time at OFA. (He can’t get enough of his awesome coworkers and this fun office!) He enjoys helping departments problem solve and using his wealth of knowledge to impart a better understanding of UA processes.
Rachael too has spent her entire life in Alaska. Even though some call her crazy, she loves the winters especially the extended nights which she finds perfect for stargazing and viewing the Aurora Borealis. Like any true Hufflepuff, she spends her free time reading, writing, creating art, watching TV and doting on her two senior cats (who keep her sane).
In 2019, Rachael began work with UAF here at OFA as the Data Entry Clerk. Since then, she has expanded on her job duties by learning more about cash management and helping out in all areas. She brings a wealth of job experience (she started working at age 12!) from retail, food service and general office work. She enjoys the positive work culture at UAF and finds a particular sense of joy in the “ah-ha” moments of problem solving.
Travel Processor & Reimbursement Specialist
Transaction & Cash Management/Travel
I can help with
- Travel auditing and compliance
- Travel reporting including using the Concur: Reporting module
- Cash advances for travel expenses
- Travel reimbursements
- Questions about travel and Concur
After spending her entire life in East and Central Texas, Jessica moved to Fairbanks in 2017. The move was a bit of a weather shock, but she couldn’t be happier. She loves the beauty and wonder of Alaska, especially the longs days in the summer and long nights in the winter which make the solstices more magical. Like her fellow Hufflepuff, she enjoys reading, writing, watching TV and fawning over her fur-babies (the three best pups in the world and one cantankerous cat). She also relishes in creating a warm and welcoming environment through interior decorating and gardening.
By happy accident, Jessica joined UAF as a temp in the Shared Travel Services office shortly after arriving in Alaska. Once here, she was hooked on the encouragement of and resources provided to maintain a healthy work-life balance and skill development. She joined OFA in 2019 and loves the “behind the scenes” work they do. She is happiest when researching, problem solving, reporting and developing reference materials for the office. She also enjoys putting her years of customer service skills to use through helping her peers with travel and other finance conundrums.