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Budget and Accounting Specialist

Wichita State University

Job Description

Position Title
Budget and Accounting Specialist

Position Number

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Regular Work Hours
8am to 5pm, Monday – Friday

Wichita, KS - WSU Main Campus


University Overview
Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and world—this is the place where you belong.

Position Specific Responsibilities
The College of Health Professions (CHP) Dean’s Office is inviting applications for a Budget and Accounting Specialist. This position reports to the CHP Business Manager and is responsible for maintaining currency with the University policy and processes which impact budget/financial operations; changes in the Human Resources systems; and providing direct support and training for CHP personnel who are responsible for budget/finance and personnel work within their units as needed to facilitate their ability to appropriately use University systems and procedures. Additionally, this position is responsible for the Dean’s Office day-to-day budget and financial activity including reconciliation of financial statements, purchasing and accounts payable; and will provide the record keeping required to manage appointments for lecturer and graduate teaching assistant positions in the CHP. This position will also participate on the Dean’s leadership team.

Summary of Responsibilities
Develops and implements budget tracking, analysis, and forecasting to assist a department(s) with multiple revenue and expense accounts to meet their current and future financial obligations and goals. Ensures compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Provides data and support to leadership.

Essential Functions
Manages multiple revenue and expense lines which may include non-grant, grant, and external funding sources.
Researches and facilitates compliance with University, state, and federal laws, policies, and regulations to ensure monies are managed properly, as well as within requirements of the contract, grant, client or sponsor.
Provides reports, proposals, and analyses for leaders to utilize in financial decision-making.
Prepares financial forecasts and reports and provides training.

Wichita State University is committed to inclusive excellence. WSU is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State University recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be the place where our talented faculty and staff reflect and promote the evolving diversity of our society. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of diversity, equity and inclusion, a place to learn, work, live and play.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field by hire date

Preferred Education

Minimum Experience
Two (2) years of experience in accounting, budget, finance or related field.

Preferred Experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1) Ability to extract, analyze and transmit complex information from varied sources
2) Proven ability to work within a fast-paced work environment including excellent time management and organizational skills with a high attention to detail
3) Ability to work under broad guidelines with limited instructions, determine and organize steps required to accomplish tasks, reprioritize as necessary to accomplish tasks with deadlines
4) High level of experience with Microsoft Office, Excel and Outlook
5) Ability to compute, verify and compare figures and detect discrepancies in information or records
6) Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in an environment consisting of diverse individuals from varying backgrounds and cultures

Licenses, Certificates and Registrations


User Export Compliance
No export control requirement.

Additional Information

Special Instructions
Department Information


102110-Health Professions Dean's Office
Salary Information


Pay Information
Salary starts at $19.72 per hour and is commensurate with education and experience

Overtime Eligibility

Eligible for Shift Differential?

Benefits Eligible?

Benefit Information
Wichita State University and the State of Kansas offer a variety of benefit programs which are designed to enhance employment. Many of these benefits are available immediately and some with a wait period.

  • Comprehensive health, dental, vision and supplemental coverage offerings
  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions
  • Basic employer-paid life insurance and optional life insurance
  • Employee and Dependent Tuition Assistance Program
  • Generous time off accruals
  • Full time 12-month employees typically accrue 22 vacation days and 12 days of sick leave per year in addition to 8 annual paid holidays designated by the State of Kansas.
  • Additional holidays and/or a discretionary day can be granted by the governor each year.
  • Part-time employee accruals are on a pro-rated basis.
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • State Shared Leave Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Discounts on campus and throughout Wichita through ShockerStart

You can find more information on benefits in the New/Prospective Employee Benefits Guide.

Requisition Details

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Physical Requirements
Ability to remain in a stationary position. – Frequent 60-90%
Ability to operate a computer and other office equipment including but not limited to phone, printers, copiers, and calculators. – Frequent 60-90%
Ability to communicate with others and accurately exchange information. – Frequent 60-90%

Physical Weight Category
Sedentary: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves remaining stationary most of the time.

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