Under the general supervision of the Budget Director, this position is responsible for providing detailed analysis to support decision-making, planning, and institutional assessment for the university. This position will focus on the development and delivery of financial information to campus units to assist in their management of financial resources.
The position holder will need to acquire knowledge of the policies and guidelines of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System, and University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL), as well as federal and state laws and regulations. The position will be required to utilize this knowledge in their decision-making as well as make recommendations to campus units based on policy.
Budget planning and development
• Collaborate with the Budget Director, senior administration, and divisional leadership to identify trends, make recommendations, and aid in the development of strategic priorities that are aligned with campus goals and objectives. • Build trust and consensus with university constituents including faculty, staff, and students. • Work collaboratively to provide leadership and guidance in budget planning to develop and attain university goals and initiatives. • Interpret applicable rules and regulations for all funding sources. • Provide business analysis consultancy across multiple functional areas. • Review and understand policies, analyze data, and provide information in presentation format to select audiences. • Provide the necessary information and tools to help campus units manage their account activity and balances.
Financial systems knowledge and analysis
• Develop and provide analysis through reports for campus units to leverage university financial resources. • Perform data analysis for university budget and financial planning processes. • Reconcile data from multiple sources to ensure the accuracy of the information documented within the Budget Office records. • Collect and document business requirements of campus-specific budget and resource processes. • Serve as a resource person and provide training, as appropriate, to university staff; provide leadership to develop supplemental tracking and reporting tools as necessary. • Analyze complex problems to resolve issues arising from various system software applications to ensure data reporting integrity. • Understand and interpret financial policies of the UW System, State of Wisconsin, and Federal government, and relate these to the strategic planning of the university.
• Collaborate with academic support units to develop and update materials to support peer related resource analysis (CUPA, Delaware Study, etc.). • Prepare additional analysis and reports as required. • Miscellaneous duties as required. • Participate in professional development opportunities (May require minimal travel)
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a business-related field. • Training or relevant experience.
• Commitment to customer services. • Excellent written and oral communication skills. • Detail oriented with strong analytical skills. • Effective organizational skills and the ability to multi-task. • Financial analysis and modeling experience. • Experience using complex financial management systems.
Internal Number: 984
About University of Wisconsin La Crosse
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW-La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience.
UW-La Crosse has appeared promi...nently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,000, the university offers 85 undergraduate programs in 29 disciplines and a variety of graduate programs in three colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education. There are nearly 419 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 87 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 69 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 51,818) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, with a population of 135,298, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. Please contact the Search and Screen Committee if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.