CUTR has a team of experienced and dedicated personnel who work on a range of transportation-related projects and programs. The center’s staff includes educators, researchers, and technical experts who are committed to improving transportation safety for all road users.

In addition to its core staff, CUTR also works with a network of partners and collaborators in the transportation field. These partners include other research institutions, government agencies, and industry associations. By leveraging the expertise and resources of these partners, CUTR is able to make a greater impact on transportation safety and driver education issues.

Arunima Bagui

Assistant Director of Finance and Accounting Administrative TeamLocation: CUT 115
Phone: 813-396-9314
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Current Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee the financial transactions for our department which includes Purchasing, Travel, payroll activities, PERT Certification and more.
  • Responsible for broad range of pre-award and post-award activities relating to Research Funding throughout the life-cycle for Non-Federal Projects.
  • Assists principal investigators with proposal development including budget preparation, review of sub-recipient budgets, technical assistance related to financial research compliance, proposal submission for Non-Federal Projects
  • Oversees E&G, RI and Foundation department budgets to ensure compliance & monitor expenses against budget..
  • Complete the biweekly payroll processing including payroll distribution in the University payroll system, payroll posting to the department’s shadow system and biweekly payroll reconciliation.
  • Works on project Reconciliation and project close-out process with RFM.
  • Serves as the Backup to the Leave Coordinator
  • Performs the role of the Authorized Department Representative (ADR) for the IT department
  •  Serves as the liaison between CUTR & the COE-HR for various HR tasks.