Finance/Budget Manager
Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info


1143-NN_ADMINPRO - Finance/Budget Manager

Business Title:

Finance/Budget Manager

Additional Titles:



Employee Type:

Admin. Professional

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

As a key member of the Cougar Health Services (CHS) Operations and Student Affairs Fiscal Leadership Teams, this position is responsible for oversight, organization and management of fiscal and support operations within CHS including: budgeting, accounting, fiscal services, inter-departmental and external contracts, long range planning, purchasing, acquisition of funds, facilities, and student insurance administration. Responsible for planning and organizing all business and support functions for the unit; specifically managing the Business office staff of CHS. Ensures effective internal controls for all CHS clinic operations.

Serves as the primary point of operational and administrative contact for internal and external constituencies. Under general supervision of the Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs and in cooperation with the CHS Assistant Vice Chancellor, Student Health and Wellbeing, exercises independent judgment and decision-making, recommends departmental policies and demonstrates a strict level of confidentiality in all medical, business and staff related matters.

Collaborates with internal and external partners in leading a unit that reflects and promotes an attitude of inclusion, diversity, access, and equity to support positive outcomes for the students who utilize CHS.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field, and four (4) years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified which has included at least one (1) year of supervisory experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

  • Experience with various financial activities such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, purchasing, travel, personnel, cost analysis, budget planning and forecasting.

  • Experience negotiating and managing contracts.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use various technology platforms such as the Microsoft Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc.)

  • Must have, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of supervisory experience.

  • Experience and/or knowledge of state and federal laws/regulations pertaining to fiscal management.

  • Credential as a CPA, CMA, CGFM, or advanced degree in a related field.

  • Experience with WSU or higher education system, which includes familiarity with enterprise technology systems, personnel processes, budgeting, fiscal processes, and internal control frameworks.

  • Knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes and WSU Business Policies and Procedures.

  • Experience and commitment to providing services to diverse student populations including, but not limited to, BIPOC students, LGBTQ+ students, undocumented, migrant, and immigrant students, international students, and veterans.

Additional Information:


Student Affairs

Department Name:

Cougar Health Services

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA 99164

Department Link:

Monthly Salary:

$5,000.00 - $5,700.00

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position.

For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website:

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit:

Find total compensation information here:



This is a Permanent position.

Position Close Date:

Applicants must submit their completed application by April 5, 2023 at 11:59 PM.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions:

  • Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.

  • External candidates, please upload all documents in the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

  • Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the "Resume/Cover Letter" section of your application.

  • Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files.

  • Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible .

  • Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.

  • Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

1. Resume

2. Cover Letter

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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