Join a vibrant campus community whose excellence is reflected in its diversity and student success. West Chester University of Pennsylvania’s Facilities Division invites applications for the position of Finance Analyst.
We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good. As part of this community, the Facilities Division designs, constructs and maintains a dynamic, safe, and sustainable campus to continually advance its nationally benchmarked living and learning community.
WCU proudly offers a positive and purposeful work environment; comprehensive employee benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance along with many wellness programs; generous retirement plans; a commitment to work-life balance including generous paid vacation, paid sick time, military leave and paid time off for most major holidays; and a University mission to support employee personal and professional growth including a tuition waiver for self and family members, training and development, and advancement opportunities.
Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice President of Facilities, the Finance Analyst supports budgeting, forecasting, and expenditure control for the division; assists in the development of budgets; maintains complex reporting to analyze budgets and expenditures; and collaborates with campus partners to ensure compliance with University and PASSHE (Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education) requirements.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate experience managing and analyzing multiple budgets, using analytic and strategic thinking to provide meaningful information to assist with decision-making and process improvements; the ability to manage multiple priorities and maintain accuracy; and a commitment to providing outstanding customer service to diverse campus constituents
Support Facilities department budgets including Campus Services, Plant Operations, and utilities
Support Facilities Operations leadership to develop budgets
Conduct monthly/ quarterly reviews and reconciliation of Operations budget with the department
Conduct monthly reviews and reconciliation of emergency building and project exploration accounts with Finance and Administration department
Reconcile construction in progress expenses and processes transfers of funds
Prepare and maintain project reports
Review project close-outs including verifying cost centers, closing Work Orders, PO's and depreciation start dates
Collaborate with Campus Architect and Director of Design and Construction to implement workflow process improvements
Monitor project budgets, expenses, and balances to identify potential funding issues
Monitor and support Smartsheet, WCU’s project management system
Ensure compliance with University and PASSHE policies, requirements, definitions, and deadlines
Maintain accurate and consistent data to provide to the University and external agencies and organizations
Remain current on University and PASSHE policies, procedures, and administrative tools including SAP / BI reporting
Provide training as needed
Review charge backs for P-Cards, work orders and Motor Pool prior to posting
Prepare Budget Request to Hire (R2H) forms
Keep the Executive Director of Facilities Support for Auxiliary Services up to date on appropriate budgets
Reconcile Facilities inventory
Prepare insurance reimbursement requests
Ensure excellent customer service to the campus community
Serve on committees as needed
Other duties as assigned
As a member of the Facilities Divisional staff, this position is deemed essential. Essential employees must remain or report to work during partial or full day closings of the University due to hazardous road conditions, emergency circumstances or for other reasons.
Bachelor's degreein accounting, business, finance, or related field or Associate degree with two years of budget and data analysis experience or five years of budget and data analyst experience
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Programs including Outlook, Word, and Excel
Applicants must successfully complete the interview process to be considered as a finalist.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission. The University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer encouraging diversity. Women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.