Applications Administrator, Budgeting Systems

Ashburn, VA
Sep 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 Applications Administrator position that provides system support for GW's Financial Management 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

Respond to production issues, troubleshoots application and performance issues, and inspect and resolve system problems quickly and efficiently.

Prepare and/or design key reporting and dashboards for the user community

Responsible for data integrity and reconciliation against source ERP systems (Banner / Oracle EBS) and other budget cycle related procedures.

Plan, design, and execute application testing, systems integration testing (SIT) and user acceptance testing (UAT) through the development of comprehensive test scenarios to effectively validate quality of operational and analytics systems. Oversee end user verification, approvals, and testing sessions as directed. Develop test cases, assist end users with testing, document results, and perform regression testing.

Prepare and document business requirements, process flows, and user training documentation.

Apply functional, analytical, and technical skills to serve as a tactical and strategic technical liaison to the Budget Office and Financial Management organizations through building and fostering relationships and influencing decision making processes.

Responsible for the evangelization of the FMT (Finance Management Tool) to promote the application to increase usage/adoption.

Serve as the primary point of contact for the FMT user community, DIT (Department of Information Technology) and the 3rd party vendor to manage the list of change/enhancement initiatives and expectations. This includes facilitating regular meetings to discuss prioritizations of enhancements and upgrades

Provide production support to other applications that are utilized by the Finance Organization (e.g. ERP, Travel/Expense, etc.) as assigned.

Perform 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:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Thorough knowledge of principles and procedures of budgeting and financial planning
Proven experience deploying and managing the system administration of financial software applications
Excellent technical skills with the ability to quickly learn new applications.
Very strong systems skills including expert knowledge of Microsoft technologies (Excel, SQL Server) and EPM/ERP. Experience with Axiom EPM a plus.
Strong technical writing skills (functional and technical specifications)
Proven experience analytical/creative problem solving including ability to independently troubleshoot and develop alternative solutions to problems.
Experience in working with customers to identify areas of improvement and leading those efforts to implement such changes.
Experience and thorough knowledge of higher education industry a plus
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Finance, or Information Technology with MBA preferred


Campus Location: Ashburn College/School/Department: Finance Family Information Technology Sub-Family Systems Administration Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 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 Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006628 Job Open Date: 08/30/2017 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. * Are you currently employed at George Washington University?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you meet the minimum Qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is your salary range expectation?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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