Core Financials and Budget Lead, Financial Systems Modernization Initiative
Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional
Position Number: 127183
Work Location: Pullman
Summary of Duties: The Business Systems Analyst for Washington State University's Modernization Initiative leads business analysts in developing and implementing process improvement initiatives, which includes working collaboratively with an energized team of WSU finance and HR experts and consultants to implement Workday for WSU.
Opportunities will include developing a wide range of expertise in WSU accounting and budgeting processes, designing process improvements, helping to configure the new finance system to meet generally accepted accounting principles. The incumbent will prepare personnel for new systems and updates and serve as an expert accounting, systems and process resource and will work with university stakeholder groups as a lead or participant in design workgroups.
The successful candidate will have experience in one or more functional areas of accounting, financial reporting and/or budgeting, a strong understanding of accounting principles and processes and a high level of comfort using and/or supporting a complex accounting system.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in Business, Management Information Systems, or related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in procedural, management, or business analysis work; OR a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.