Job Location:
University of Nevada, Reno – Main Campus

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact our recruitment helpline at (775) 784-1495 or [email protected]. For UNR Med professional job postings, please contact the Office of Professional Recruitment at (775) 784-6778. 

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Financial Business Analyst for Business and Finance.


The Financial Business Analyst works with information systems and supports the Controller’s Office functions. This position creates finance and administration system training content either directly and/or indirectly with subject matter expert help, performs daily ticket management activities in the financial help desk, produces and maintains knowledge base content, monitors integrations, performs tasks during various system implementation projects, and creates reports and new software in support of the finance and administration system.

Duties include but are not limited to:


Help Desk Ticket Processing

  • Manage coverage for 1st level support for Finance help desk, monitor SME progress toward response, advocate for the user for timely ticket resolution

  • Analyzes help desk data, identifies trends and recommends communication/training interventions

  • Escalate issues to appropriate supervisor and/or SMEs

  • Researches system developments and anticipates support needs based on new releases and system maintenance

  • Track and ensure resolution of Workday functionality issues based upon user feedback


Financial Training Support

  • Create the finance system training schedule, produce learning management system content, adjust learning management system configuration, and conduct webinar software during stand-up training.

  • Enables and monitors live webinars during training sessions

  • Configure and maintain course descriptions, learning tracks and other data in the Learning Management System in support of finance training efforts

  • Publish recorded training content to the Knowledge Base and LMS as needed

  • Facilitate logistics for functional training for all areas of Business and Finance

  • Modify training curriculum (e.g., support materials) based on user feedback and changes to business processes


Knowledge Base Development

  • Facilitates instructional article creation from a cross functional group of Workday subject matter experts

  • Review published articles and multimedia content for currency and correctness

  • Edit Knowledge Base articles to ensure they are consistent and adhere to Knowledge Base standards and accessibility

  • Organize and maintain the financial knowledge base system

  • Recommends formatting and organizational structure of the system

  • Provide end user support in a variety of mediums


Workday Security Initiation and Help Desk Management

  • Assess and correspond to users who are requesting security changes in Workday

  • Initiate security requests in Workday

  • Maintain and improve security request forms and workflows


ERP System Team Participation

  • Works closely with functional SMEs on proposing new changes to the Workday ERP system.

  • Participates in system wide Workday governance meetings

  • Assists in testing new Workday changes in different functional areas

  • Participates in ERP change projects as a team member: testing, configuration, documentation


Workflow and Form Development and Maintenance

  • Develop new business workflows and forms that increase value within the University and finance.

  • Work with users to develop requirements and design workflow and automation forms.

  • Work with document system to implement and enforce document retention

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree and two (2) years of related work experience; OR Master’s degree and one (1) year of related work experience

Related Experience: Working in an IT role supporting business applications, website applications, training platforms, etc. and some experience within a financial environment or related.


Schedule and Travel Requirements

Occasional nights and weekends may be required


Compensation Grade

Administrative Faculty B

To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: Salary Schedules and select Administrative Faculty by Grade. Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience.

Remarkable Retirement!

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University.   With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow!  All permanent employees on an annual “A” or “B” contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada. 

“I had no idea the values of the faculty retirement plan when I joined UNR. On my first day, I found out I was fully vested in my contributions and the companies 15.5% matching. I have watched my retirement grow over the years, not only in contributions, but with investments.  It is hard to put into words how appreciative I am to feel so secure in my future” – Michelle B.

Perks of Working at UNR!

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision – Health Insurance

  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance – Faculty Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.  E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

  • Reno is proud to be a University town! Many local businesses offer discounts to WolfCard holders

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life’s difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

  • No state income tax!

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.  Faculty Grants-in-Aid

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

Department Information

For more information about Business, Finance and the Controller’s Office, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/campus-business/business-and-finance



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at [email protected].

Attach the following attachments to your application

1) Resume/CV

2) Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three Professional References

4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. Lists of eligible candidates will be established and hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.


HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.


References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.


As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.


For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver’s license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.


Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

University of Nevada, Reno