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Financial Business Partner

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Business and Financial Services

Posting Number: req10594

Department: UITS Admin

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Are you looking for an opportunity to grow and thrive professionally in a fast-paced work and team-based environment? The Business and Administration Shared Services team in UITS is recruiting two Financial Business Partners to support the needs of multiple areas within the division. These positions report to the Executive Director of Finance and Administration and are responsible for financial analyses, monthly expense reporting, Amazon Web Serivces (AWS) billing and pricing models, business process improvements and training. The successful candidates will also work closely with the Financial Operations team and Service Managers across UITS.

We are looking to hire enthusiastic, organized, and analytical individuals who are eager to join our financial team and who have a keen interest in growing their financial expertise. We offer the opportunity to learn how the cloud impacts our business and to train to become a certified AWS practitioner! Candidates will have the opportunity to work in a remote first environment (from Arizona).

The selected individuals will have proactive problem solving and communication skills and demonstrate proficiency of the University financial systems and tools to prepare requested reports and recommend strategies for managing financial transactions.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Financial Reporting and Analysis

  • Obtains, organizes, and analyzes financial data and prepares reports
  • Performs cost-benefit analyses of cloud operations and recommends billing and pricing models
  • Works closely with colleagues within the Business and Administration Shared Services team to ensure understanding of in-year variances
  • Designs and implements the use of analytical reporting systems
  • Ensures
    a strong partnership exists with key stakeholders to support their
    business objectives for organizational performance and delivery of plans
    and acts as a consultant


  • Manages departmental budget and personnel funding: prepares operational, personnel, multi-year, and special project budgets, analyzes departmental statistics and data for planning, monitors for over/under budget spending, ensures expenditures and accounts are properly coded, prepares budget reports, explanations, and overviews, and enacts operational changes as needed
  • Assists during the annual departmental budgeting process
  • Collaborates with the financial team members to develop operational budgets to support the overallUITSmission and strategies


  • Performs complex accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the institution's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements
  • Reconciles complex accounts and checks the accuracy of journal entries to ensure that the general ledger is accurate and complete
  • Prepares complex specialized reports and analyses. Submits recommendations for improved processes. Identifies and resolves problems and inconsistencies concerning accounting issues and suggests appropriate corrective procedures
  • Checks and analyzes financial information and prepares complex financial reports and accounting statements so that users have accurate and timely information for making financial decisions

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Proficient skills in using University financial systems and tools to prepare requested reports and recommend strategies for managing financial transactions
  • Proactive problem solving and communication skills
  • Basic understanding of AWS Cloud platform operations
  • Interest in IT applications, IT processes, software and hardware
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills
  • Knowledge of cost and financial accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting financial analyses
  • Demonstrated skill in applying accounting and financial management practices and principles
  • Knowledge of financial and analytical systems
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information to various audiences
  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently as well as work collaboratively on a team in a remote work environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting Management Information Systems, or related field
  • Proficient experience working with MS Excel
  • Experience in UAccess Analytics and UAccess Financials

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Finance

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $50,000 - $56,300

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Budget & Financial Analysis

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates


Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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