Saint Louis University — Business Manager

The Business Manager is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Student Development Shared Business Services. Shared Business Services is a cross-functional team that is passionate about providing operational excellence and prioritizes teamwork, communication, and collaboration in a fast-paced environment.

The Business Manager will work with the Director to provide direct, centralized support to designated staff and departments and ensure processes and transactions are completed accurately and timely. The Business Manager must have experience with Workday HR systems, payroll, business and finance policies and practices, and have a working knowledge of employment laws.

Duties and responsibilities include management of budgets and annual budgeting process, billing and purchasing, and business administration processes. This position will manage and train some professional and student staff in the department.

Job Duties

  • Manage all aspects of assigned departments, funds (initiation, budget and strategy for use including coordination with Director and Assistant Director).
  • Routinely interacts with various internal and external departments and business partners.
  • Perform HCM functions such as posting job requisitions, conducting recruitment transactions, entering promotions, compensation changes, labor distributions, cost allocations, organizational assignments, and terminations in Workday for faculty, professional staff, and student workers.
  • Monitor and audit expenses; submit corrections as required.
  • Create, review, and present Business and Finance, HCM and ad hoc reports as required using tools such as Workday, Microsoft Office 365 including Excel, and other software.
  • Assist with implementation and reconciliation of annual salary budgets, process budget reallocations, and revisions. Monitor department operational expenses in accordance with SLU guidelines and policies.
  • Serve as initial point of contact with department leaders, HR department, and Business and Finance regarding HCM-related activities.
  • Complete daily Workday processes or other university system operations, functions, and duties, ensuring adherence to service level standards and metrics. Review and audit transactions to ensure accuracy.
  • Evaluate, analyze, and research data. Perform investigative accounting.
  • Recommend improvements to processes and assist with implementation of changes.
  • Communicate with employees, departments, and business partners regarding issues, errors, to ensure accuracy of processes.
  • Respond accurately, timely, and thoroughly to all issues and questions.
  • Assist with auxiliary services such as student meal plans, Billiken Bucks, and bonus flex.
  • Assist with travel requests and approvals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Self-starter who thrives in a dynamic team environment.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills to deal with heavy volume and deadlines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with many levels in the organization.
  • Ability to conceptualize, analyze and diagnose problems and plan/map activities and tasks to resolve issues.
  • Ability to manage complex projects, expertly manage high volume workload simultaneously, and delegate appropriately.
  • Ability to establish exceptional relationships to maintain a culture of excellence.
  • Ability to lead meetings and trainings and comfortable serving as primary point of contact.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage confidential information, work independently, and exercise good judgement and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to act with integrity and professionalism.
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles, business/finance administration, budgeting, accounting and human resources practices.
  • Solid communication, technology, analytical, problem-solving, and management skills.
  • Computer experience in maintaining and working in databases and email systems is critical.
  • Advanced knowledge of Workday, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access and Google applications.
  • Must be able to perform calculations and formulas using a calculator and Excel.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail a must.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with three (3) years of experience in Finance, Budgeting, Human Resources, Business Administration, or Administrative Management, or equivalent combination of experience and education. Previous supervisor experience. Advanced credentials such as a Master of Business Administration preferred.

How to Apply

  • It Is required to provide a resume and cover letter to be considered for this position. You can upload these items in the “My experience” section of the application under the header “Resume or CV/Cover Letter and/or additional documents listed as a requirement in the job posting.

Vaccine Protocol

Saint Louis University requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff, and faculty who are physically present on our St. Louis campuses. As a prospective and/or a new employee at Saint Louis University, you will be/are required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination is required before the start of employment in order to work at Saint Louis University. If you are not vaccinated, you are required to begin the vaccination process at the time of your first day of employment and submit proof of full vaccination within 30 days of your start date. Exemptions may be granted on the grounds of religious beliefs or medical circumstances. Failure to comply with the vaccine requirement within 30 days of an employee’s start date will result in termination of the employment. Proof of vaccine will be submitted through an online portal made available to you during your Workday onboarding tasks.