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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $48,700 - $56,000
  • Organization Type: Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Position Summary
The Business Manager will report to the Senior Business Manager and have responsibilities for financial and budget management and procurement for all Advancement programs and projects. The Business Manager will be part of a team that assures University Advancement is following all WashU policies and procedures in these areas. The business team leads the department’s continuing efforts to reduce costs and establish best practices.

Job Description
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Process, review and approve financial transactions in the Workday system. Ensure compliance with Washington University, federal, and department requirements and guidelines. Resolve expense reimbursement/financial issues related to transactions. Assist with gathering and compiling financial data related to surveys and reports.
  • Assist Senior Business Managers with budget management. Monitor expenditures, create ad hoc reports, and support fiscal year closing process and new fiscal year setup.
  • Assist all UA departments with purchasing activities, procurement reconciliations, and approvals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced excel skills.
  • Computer proficiency sufficient to master WashU computer-based systems (Workday, COGNOS).
  • Ability to complete multiple tasks accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work with data and financial information with attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in dealing with competing priorities.
  • Exercise a high degree of discretion and confidentiality.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Able to work comfortably and efficiently with a diverse constituency of administrators, staff and other WashU department representatives.
  • Ability to work independently and consistently meet deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and one to two years of experience in financial, human resources, and administrative management, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Salary Range
The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one’s qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.

For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.

If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

  • Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
  • Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
  • Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
  • WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


  • Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


  • We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We’ve got you covered.
  • WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

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EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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