Analyst, Financial Systems

Western Kentucky University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$58,000 - $63,000
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Analyst, Financial Systems

Category: Staff Subscribe: Department: Budget Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: Feb 14, 2023 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 995031 Position ID: 159077


About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered, applied-research institution committed to providing its students with a transformative academic and social experience and to elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with approximately 15,035 students (29% first generation, 18% underrepresented minority) and just over 2,500 faculty and staff employees.

Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse and evolving communities.

Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY - a city with approximately 70,000 residents. Our population is ethnically diverse, with more than 85 languages spoken in and around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our community home.

Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about WKU and Bowling Green at

Job Description:

The Financial Systems Analyst reports to the Assistant Vice President for Budget, Finance and Analytics and will perform functions across all departments within Budget, Finance and Analytics (BFA). BFA is comprised of the following departments of organization:

  • Budget and Financial Planning
  • Bursar
  • Controller/Treasurer
  • Office of the Assistant VP for Budget, Finance & Analytics
  • The Financial Systems Analyst will possess strong financial modeling skills using advanced Excel techniques (pivot tables, nested IF statements, VLOOKUP, Power Pivot, etc.). The candidate will have excellent analytical skills, be able to interpret and synthesize complex and diverse information, and clearly communicate them verbally, in writing, and visually to stakeholders. Innovative problem-solving skills are critical for success in this role. The ideal candidate will build strong relationships and collaborate with Budget, Finance and Analytics colleagues to identify, define, and improve a variety of business processes to support various initiatives.

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and maintain financial models to analyze and estimate financial impact of strategic initiatives, operational changes, new program/department creation, capital projects, and other financial scenarios.
  • Primary responsible person for maintaining the university's budget management software, Axiom. Responsibilities include:
  • Basic administration of Axiom, maintaining dimension and financial data tables, and possess a basic understanding of relationship database.
  • Assisting users across campus utilizing the tool and improving the user experience.
  • Basic report writing in Axiom.
  • Create and maintain documentation for roll forward processes as well as basic user guides for Axiom.
  • Maximize information available to the AVP for Budget, Finance and Analytics by gathering data from a variety of sources to assist in monitoring key university-wide metrics.
  • Provide assistance to the following departments within BFA:
  • Assist the Bursar's office as needed on a monthly basis with student bill creation, printing, and distribution.
  • Assist the Controller/Treasurer's office on a weekly basis with accounts payable and payroll processes.
  • Assist Budget and Financial Planning over several months on an annual basis with creation of the university's annual operating budget.
  • Provide input on quality control standards as part of continuous improvement of business processes.
  • Ad hoc reports and projects as assigned by the AVP for Budget, Finance and Analytics.
  • Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in business, finance, information technology, or related field
  • Additional Information:

    Salary Range: $58,000 - $63,000

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender- based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Ena Demir, who can be contacted via email at [email protected] or by phone at (270) 745-6867. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU's https: // www. website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: https:// www.

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system:

  • Resume
  • You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about April 1, 2023.

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