Business Analyst, Procurement & Travel Service Systems

Ashburn, VA
Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

Systems, Analytics & Insights Group (SAIG) provides end-to-end business technology solutions and related services to various units across GW's Finance Division. In doing so, SAIG brings together various systems and processes to create a new competency in Analytics and Insight (A&I) by leveraging underlying Information Systems & Applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Business Intelligence (BI), Advanced Analytics (AA) and Data Warehousing (DW).

SAIG is currently looking to fill a Business Analyst position that provides system support and data analysis for GW's Procurement and Travel Services Department. This position reports directly to the Manager, Business Analysis and works under limited supervision to identify opportunities for improving business processes through information systems and align user needs with appropriate technical solutions.

The main duties of the position include:

Applies functional, analytical and technical skills in consultation with Procurement and Travel Services business users in order to gather requirements and analyze functional/technical specifications. Works with DIT and other staff as necessary to drive systems and analytics projects /upgrades to scheduled completion.

Plans, designs, and executes application testing, systems integration testing (SIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT) through the development of comprehensive test scenarios and test data necessary to effectively validate quality of operational and analytics systems. Oversees end user verification, approvals, and testing sessions as directed. Develops test cases, assists end users with testing, documents results and performs regression testing.

Identifies, troubleshoots, and resolves problems within predetermined timeframes in support of Finance customer's systems in production.

Acts as Procurement and Travel Services Subject Matter Expert (SME) with deep understanding of information and underlying data models within the systems.

Continually looks for ways to increase efficiency by working with the various customers in the Finance Division (and sometimes external to Finance) to document current process and define opportunities (both procedural and systematic) for improvements.

Serves as a resource for reporting initiatives that are requested by the Finance Organization. This includes, but is not limited to: requirements gathering, development, testing and delivery of Finance analytics. Assists the Data Steward, by constantly looking for ways to improve data quality across systems and processes.

Serves as the primary point of contact for all collaboration (e.g. SharePoint) initiatives throughout the Finance Division. This includes but is not limited to workflow projects, forms, etc.

Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of the Procure to Pay (P2P) Process.
Experience in process design and re-engineering.
Excellent technical skills with the ability to quickly learn new applications.
Expert knowledge in Microsoft applications.
Excellent problem solving skills with ability to think outside of the box.
Understanding of reporting and analytics using Business Intelligence.
Working knowledge on Database and/or Business Intelligence tools.
Experience in reporting languages such as SQL.
Working knowledge of Agile Project Management process.
Experience with collaboration and workflow development software (e.g. SharePoint).


Campus Location: Ashburn College/School/Department: Finance Family Information Technology Sub-Family IT Business Analysis Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006212 Job Open Date: 04/25/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Are you currently employed at George Washington University?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is your expected salary range?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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