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Apply now Job no: 93687-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Accounting, Finance, Purchasing, Office & Administrative Support

Position Vacancy ID:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Working Title:

Budget/Policy Planning Analyst

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Anticipated Begin Date:

APRIL 11, 2018


This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $55,406 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and area of specialization:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least two years of experience working with analytic and policy analysis functions.
Requirements Include:
- Experience creating, manipulating, and extracting information from large data sets
- Knowledge of statistical concepts and techniques
- Extensive knowledge of financial budgeting principles, practices and procedures
- Extensive knowledge of financial management principles, practices and procedures
- Ability to develop and write accurate and concise financial policies and procedures
- Ability to perform complex analysis, problem solving and decision-making
- Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative policy analysis techniques
- Knowledge of techniques for most effective written and graphic presentation of data
- Knowledge of planning methodologies, such a as data collection, forecasting, modeling and alternative analysis techniques
- Effective written and oral communications skills including preparation of complex analysis of financial information
- Ability to lead and collaborate with other financial staff and management
- Ability to obtain and analyze data with automated tools (e.g. Excel, Hyperion Interactive Reporting, PeopleSoft Query).
- Knowledge of State of Wisconsin and/or UW-System budgeting and budget management processes preferred
- Knowledge of government accounting practices and techniques
- Ability to advise management and make recommendations on alternatives

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Position Summary:

This position performs budget and analytic functions for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) Administration. The position is responsible for the development of detailed reports related to research, teaching and outreach activities in CALS.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of general higher education issues and issues faced by research institutions combined with strong analytical and technical skills. The incumbent will draw on the University's enterprise data systems (human resources record system, student records, budget, and other data resources) and will need the ability to write queries to extract data from large data sets. Knowledge of SQL, SAS, SPSS or related analytical and query tools is preferred.

Additional requirements: strong problem solving skills; seek creative or innovative solutions to persistent challenges; ability to give attention to detail while keeping the broader context in mind; skill at communicating findings to diverse audiences and in a range of formats from tables and text to slide presentations, graphics, and data visualizations; capacity to be highly productive both working independently and when contributing to team projects; self-motivated and able to take appropriate leadership responsibility for assignments; evidence of ability to exercise good judgment and discretion; ability to maintain a positive attitude in a workplace that can have rapidly changing deadlines and ambiguous priorities.

Experience with PeopleSoft Campus Solutions (ISIS); PeopleSoft Human Capital Management Suite (HRS); Hyperion Interactive Reporting Studio; data warehouses (InfoAccess and EPM at UW-Madison); mainframe data access; web site development; and data visualization is desirable. Proficiency with the MS-Office suite, e-mail, and e-calendaring is assumed.


Brandon Baumgard
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume, cover letter and a list of 3 professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details
  NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required
  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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