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Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand.

Position Details
Reporting to the Associate Director of Financial Planning, the Budget Analyst will support the development, implementation, and management of the University’s operating budget.
Responsibilities include:
  • Create and maintain smartkeys, attributes, positions, and commitment accounting.
  • Create and process budget and planning entries, journal entries, payroll earnings redistributions, and budget import files for monthly, quarterly, and year-end close.
  • Create and maintain reporting trees and queries.
  • Analyze job requisitions, employee change forms, and additional pay requests for budget approval.
  • Track position vacancy savings and analyze requests for temporary backfill.
  • Update financial reports, including month-end and year-end reports.
  • Process reconciliations.
  • Monitor budget performance, analyze budget variances, and project financial trends.
  • Review and approve journals and budget entries.
  • Synthesize financial data and present a clear summary of findings.
  • Support planning and financial reporting and analysis for designated programs of officer areas by learning the business and operations of a designated program or set of financial activities.
  • Maintain financial databases.
  • Maintain website for Financial Planning Office.
  • Perform other related duties, assignments, and/or special projects as assigned.

This position is a hybrid position with on-campus and remote work schedules. All positions may require on campus meetings. Remote work is only considered for residents of MA, VT, NH, ME, CT, RI, or NY. (Relocation assistance to CT is available for those who qualify).
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with relevant coursework in fiscal management, accounting, business, or related discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. Relevant student project and/or internship experience will be considered.
Proficiency in Excel, including formulas and pivot tables, and ability to organize and analyze data.
Strong analytical skills and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work with, synthesize, and summarize complex data.
Detail oriented with ability to maintain data accuracy.
Strict adherence in maintaining confidentiality.
Self-starting, flexible and responsive; able to make independent decisions in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple priorities in a dynamic environment.
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships.
Demonstrated commitment to working within a diverse environment and collaborating with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Preferred Qualifications
Prior experience in Higher Education environment.
Two years’ experience in budgeting.
Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration please apply by February 9, 2024 when first review of applications will begin.
Additional Information
All offers to external applicants are contingent on the candidate’s completion of apre-employment background check screeningand pre-employment physical to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504 or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to Vice President for Equity and Inclusion, Title IX and ADA/504 Coordinator. Wesleyan University complies with the Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of Wesleyan University's Clery Act Report are available on request and online at


Wesleyan University

Wesleyan University, founded in 1831, is a diverse, energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and practical idealism go hand in hand. 

Our student body of approximately 3,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students is housed on a beautiful 316-acre historic New England campus that offers the comfort of an intimate and collaborative learning environment supported by renowned faculty, cutting-edge facilities, and unique research opportunities.

With our distinctive scholar-teacher culture, creative programming, and commitment to interdisciplinary learning, Wesleyan challenges students to explore new ideas and change the world. Our graduates go on to lead and innovate in a wide variety of industries, including government, business, entertainment, and science.

At Wesleyan, we are all educators. We welcome your interest in Wesleyan's diverse, energetic community of employees who, by their creativity, innovative thinking, and generosity of spirit, help make Wesleyan a great place to work. In this energetic and inclusive community, our talented faculty and staff foster a liberal arts educational experience characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism. Genuinely open-minded, intellectually curious, and mission-driven, our employees invest their impressive talents in fulfilling careers.

Wesleyan offers a broad range of growth and wellness opportunities—comprehensive health benefitsfitness incentives, generous paid time offretirement plansflexible work schedules, and educational benefits, including free employee access to Wesleyan’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and undergraduate tuition reimbursement for dependents of eligible employees. Benefits-at-a-Glance

Campus life affords employees countless opportunities to experience general-interest, academic, artistic, and athletic events. Our location in scenic central Connecticut provides easy access to Boston, New York, and the many other exciting and culturally rich destinations of New England. Few workplaces are like Wesleyan, and we welcome your interest in learning more about us.

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