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Budget Planner II

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Working Title: Budget Planner
Official Title: Budget Planner II
Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: 60,000 to 65,000
Terms of Employment: 12 Month Annual, Fixed Term Renewable
Position Summary:

Under the general direction of the Budget Director in the central Office of Finance and Administration, the incumbent in this position is responsible for providing detailed policies and analyses to support operating budget planning, development, and modeling. The incumbent will focus on development and delivery of essential data to assist University divisions and units with decision-making.  Additionally the incumbent will play a critical role in increasing efficiency and effectiveness in budget and fiscal management.

The incumbent in this position will acquire knowledge of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents’ policies; University of Wisconsin System’s guidelines and policies; UW Oshkosh and its divisions’ policies, procedures, and guidelines that impact the University; and federal and Wisconsin state laws and regulations. The incumbent will be required to utilize this knowledge in her/his decision-making processes, and make recommendations to the campus divisions and units.

  1. Strategic Priorities Development (50%)
  • Collaborate with the Budget Director, and divisional/unit staff, to identify trends, make recommendations, and aid in the development of strategic priorities in line with campus budget priorities.
  • Work with campus units to provide leadership and guidance in budget planning, development, and implementation of operating budgets; short and long-term budgetary projections; and development of unit goals and initiatives.
  • Develop financial resource allocation recommendations based on budget projections, alternative funding arrangements, and overall budgetary constraints.
  • Interpret applicable rules and regulations for all funding sources.
  • Provide business analyses consultancy across multiple functional areas.
  • Review and understand policies, analyze the data, and provide information in presentation format to various audiences.
  1. Financial Systems Knowledge, Analyses, and Compliance (40%)
  • Develop and provide business data analyses through reports for units to leverage the value of, and provide an understanding of UW Oshkosh financial data.
  • Serve as a resource and provide necessary budgetary training to unit staff.
  • Use WISDM, Plan UW, and other systems to manipulate data, design queries and forecasting to meet the requirements of budgetary reporting.
  • Understand and interpret financial policies and procedures of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System, UW Oshkosh, and relevant federal and state of Wisconsin authorities.
  1. Budget-Related General Activities (10%)
  • Collaborate with units to develop and update materials to support reporting requirements, e.g. budget preparation, UW System Balance reporting, etc.
  • Prepare additional analyses and reports as required.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities.
  • Accomplish miscellaneous duties as requested.
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Accounting/fiscal management/budget development experience
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Proven ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Commitment to the highest standards of customer service, for both internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficiency in such computer applications as Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Excel, Word, etc.), email and calendaring
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Master’s degree
  • Knowledge of and experience with complex computer-based financial accounting management systems, e.g. PeopleSoft-Shared Financial System (PS-SFS), Wisconsin Data Mart for PeopleSoft Financials (WISER), etc.
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Ability to remain flexible when planned daily goals and priorities are changed as unexpected University budgetary needs arise
  • Ability to build trust and consensus with University constituents including faculty, staff, and students
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, contact information for three references, and unofficial transcripts.

UWO is committed to building a culturally diverse employee workforce and strongly encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by Monday October 17, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.


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