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Sr. Finance Business Partner

Western Governors University

This is a Full-time position in Salt Lake City, UT posted May 1, 2021.

Senior FP&A Analyst (Senior Finance Business Partner)

Salt Lake City Office

If you’re passionate about building a better future for individuals, communities, and our country—and you’re committed to working hard to play your part in building that future—consider WGU as the next step in your career.

Driven by a mission to expand access to higher education through online, competency-based degree programs, WGU is also committed to being a great place to work for a diverse workforce of student-focused professionals.

The university has pioneered a new way to learn in the 21st century, one that has received praise from academic, industry, government, and media leaders.

Whatever your role, working for WGU gives you a part to play in helping students graduate, creating a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

Current WGU employees must submit their internal application before 1/22/2021 to be considered for this position.


Manage annual budget, periodic forecasts and business development plans for assigned organizations

Track and investigate financial trends and events

Develop financial business cases (ROI, breakeven, projections modeling, etc.) for proposed programs, projects and initiatives

Make recommendations and assist organization leaders to make timely and appropriate business decisions

Design, develop, distribute and monitor KPIs for assigned organizations

Assist with the preparation and submission of industry reports

Develop and monitor university, functional, college, program and course level financial budgets and actual results

Design, develop and monitor expense allocations (departments, colleges, programs, courses etc.)

Help design, implement and maintain better financial analysis, reporting and inquiry tools

Complete financial analysis and reports for management as requested


Achieve or exceed designated performance goals

WGU Leadership Principles: Student Obsession, Innovation, Learning, Inspire & Develop, Urgency, Courage, Ownership, Deliver Results, Integrity, Earn Trust


Expertise using Excel and other financial reporting applications, including strong modeling skills

Able to organize, coordinate and direct projects and to lead innovative, strategic initiatives

Strong knowledge of best financial analysis practices, tools, and techniques

Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities

Strong oral and written communication skills in working with senior organization leaders

Flexibility, ability to work with ambiguity and manage change


5-10 years of experience

Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or business management

MBA strongly preferred

CPA preferred




As an equal opportunity employer, WGU recognizes that our strength lies in our people.

We are committed to diversity.

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Full time


About Us

This is a university made for a new kind of student.

At WGU, our focus is on the success of our students and our graduates.

What kind of university will give the busy adult student of the 21st century—unique, dedicated, and driven—the best chance for success?

One that values those qualities and puts them to work.

We’re the first university where all bachelor’s and master’s degrees are competency-based, with curriculum designed in partnership with leading employers.

We’re nonprofit, driven entirely by a mission to serve students—in fact, it’s right there in our name.

We’re called Western Governors University because we were created by a group of U.S.

governors, an innovative solution to their states’ demand for high-quality, outcomes-oriented higher education.

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