Budget/Finance Systems Analyst

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
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Sep 15, 2021

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Date: June 17, 2021

Title: Budget Manager/Finance Systems Analyst                          

Description: The Budget Manager/Finance Systems Analyst serves as the support and lead for finance-function related software programs, including training and operations, core to the mission of the Finance Office and the launching of FlightPath, the College’s new student success initiative.  This position supports student accounts, accounts payable, payroll, general accounting and purchasing.

The Budget Manager/Finance Systems Analyst serves as the lead in compiling and revising the Colleges annual operating budget.

Finance Systems Analyst (65%)

    Day to day oversight of Finance computer applications.Responsible for setting up security for users of Finance softwareProvide training, assistance, and consultation for Finance staff and the campus community on software, data-based, or organizational solutions for financial operationsContinuously explore new options and functionalities, upgrades, acquisitions and decommissioning, designing new processes and performing testingMaintain documentation of system processes and practicesCollaborate with faculty and staff across campus on all optimizing financial software including Self-Service financial applications i.e. on-line requisitions and budget reportsCollaborate across college units to develop and implement solutions for integrated processes, including service on relevant committeesAct as a liaison to various campus offices on data collection and report generationAct as a liaison to IT and the Technology Resource Center regarding the acquisition of software and hardware for Finance staff Perform other duties and responsibilities as required, assigned, or requested, including back-up of fellow staff in the Finance Division, as needed.
Budget Manager (35%)

    Under the guidance of the VP for Finance, work with all budget stakeholders to prepare and update as necessary the College’s annual operating budgetPrepare monthly budget to actual reports by department
As a representative of the College, must comport oneself in a professional manner at all times, both on and off campus

Comply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulations

Participate in significant campus activities including Welcome Weekend, True Blue Weekend, and Commencement Weekend

Qualifications: The minimum requirement for this position are a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university and a minimum of three years of experience in a similar field or position.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skillsExperience with higher education software, preferably Datatel/Ellucian Experience with integrating external softwareStrong communications skills and evidence of good rapport with students, faculty, and staff across divisions on campusExperience in report writing, software implementation, and/or project management preferredAbove average ability on a PC and in Microsoft software/applicationsAbility to multitask in a fast-paced environmentCapability to work on-campus or remotely, with access to telephone and reliable high-speed internet for the latter contingencyAll employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the start of employment.
An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,200 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. The College features a Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection.  By joining Hartwick, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and celebrate our accomplishments.  All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders – what you do at Hartwick really matters.

Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York—a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.  Hartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening “the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community.” Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at Hartwick College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.

Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process. 

All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications:

    A cover letter;A resume; A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College’s Diversity Statement (https://www.hartwick.edu/campus-life/intercultural-affairs/diversity-at-hartwick/); andThe names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor).
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


Working at Hartwick College 

An independent, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1500 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority.  Located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, NY, near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains, the College has adopted a Liberal Arts in Practice curriculum and aspires to “be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning.” 

Our Mission
Hartwick College, an engaged community, integrates a liberal arts education with experiential learning to inspire curiosity, critical thinking, creativity, personal courage and an enduring passion for learning.

Our Purpose
Our purpose as a college of the liberal arts and sciences is to educate people who will thrive in and contribute to the world of the future; people who are prepared to meet the personal, intellectual, and social challenges of a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world.

Hartwick graduates will be noted as being able to thrive in a world of global interdependence in which people of the broadest range of national, ethnic, social, and personal backgrounds will interact personally and technologically.

To thrive in this context will require that Hartwick students learn to: understand the world from a variety of perspectives; work constructively with people from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences; be avid learners and critical thinkers; communicate effectively and have a well-developed personal presence; be purposeful in their actions and value-based in their decisions; and know how to use information technology resources as a routine tool to enhance effectiveness.

Our Values
We are:

  • a college of the liberal arts and sciences, focusing on the development of the disciplines of thinking, learning, analyzing, communicating, and values-based judgment;
  • a relationship college, focusing on the development of a 24 hour per day, seven day per week, residential educational experience characterized by personal responsibility and collaborative relationships among faculty, students, and staff; and
  • a future-directed college, focusing on educating people in ways that will make them effective and contributing citizens to the world of their future.

Our Character:
By being intentional in fulfilling our values—taking those actions that help us better be what we believe we should be—we are a college of both quality and distinctiveness. We are a future-directed community of learners where students, faculty, and staff are mutually engaged in intellectual, social, and personal learning inside and outside of the classroom. Our curricular and co-curricular educational experience emphasizes: shared and interdependent learning; a balance of challenge and support; a caring commitment to the individual; intellectual, social, and individual rigor; the development of personal responsibility; and approaches that link theory and practice, what we term "The Liberal Arts in Practice." 

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