Payroll/Benefits Business Analyst

Payroll/Benefits Business Analyst

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

Position Number: 125026

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
The Payroll/Benefits Management Analyst for Washington State University's Modernization Initiative analyzes, monitors, and implements process improvement initiatives, which includes preparation for the implementation of enterprise software for human resources, payroll, and finance.

Duties include project management, recommending process improvement, data identification and analysis for moving to a new enterprise system, and preparing personnel for new systems and updates. The incumbent must use critical judgment to interpret and apply rules and regulations, as well as State and University policies. The incumbent needs to be a self-motivated individual who can work independently with little supervision. The incumbent serves as an expert resource for department customers on policy, procedure, and best practices related to payroll and benefits.

Organizational Relationships: Partners closely with broader HR and Finance work stream members in a cross-functional and collaborative work environment. Closely monitors system configurations in both HR and Finance to ensure smooth transfer of information between the systems. Works with university stakeholder groups as a lead or participant in workgroups. Routinely engages with end users on a variety of topics.

Early projects this position will work on: After gaining a basic understanding of current WSU Payroll, Benefits, and Position Control rules and required outcomes: recommend efficiencies, assist in preparing for a formal Request for Proposals for HR, Payroll, and Finance software, participate in the WSU data modeling exercise, participate in the WSU identity and vendor management exercise, participate in policy review and revision exercises, participate in the chart of accounts redesign exercise. Other projects will be assigned as the initiative moves forward.

The Modernization Initiative is an evolving project where all team members are expected to be hands on in the day-to-day activities. All team members are expected to tolerate a high level of change, juggle competing priorities, request and accept work assignments from a variety of individuals.

Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems or related field AND three (3) years of professional experience in procedural, management or business analysis work; OR, a combination of education and experience totaling seven (7) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired.

Posting Open Date: 07/05/2017

Posting Close Date: 7/23/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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