Senior Financial Systems Analyst

Job description

The Office of the Treasurer at the College of New Jersey invites applications for a Senior Financial Systems Analyst. The Senior Financial Systems Analyst reports directly to the Assistant Controller /Director of Financial Systems and is responsible for maintaining system configuration documentation of the Financial and Payroll systems processes.

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Assist with the acceptance testing of new system functionalities. Works directly with technical team to design solutions that make effective use of business systems, recommending innovative approaches to achieving business objectives with a minimum of customization effort.
  • Responsible for coordinating the security access to the financial systems in-order to allow detection, prevention, and maintain the integrity of system. Manage the process to review user access privileges within the Oracle/PeopleSoft financial applications on a monthly basis in order to validate whether users maintain access commensurate with their job responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with development team, functional area and consultants to provide in-depth functional solutions and ensure development of efficient and sustainable application systems utilizing best-in-class standards, procedures, and methodologies. Assist in the maintenance of the cloud application systems. Make recommendations to improve efficiencies through technological and process redesign.
  • Prepare flowcharts and business process guides. Review proposed administrative applications to assure that integration of business process redesign occurs with appropriate technology. Provides impact analysis for proposed changes.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the ERP system chart of accounts, systems configuration and web reports. Develop and maintain Oracle/PeopleSoft nVision reports and financial reporting trees.
  • Participate in acceptance testing of new system functionalities. Validates the conversion of transactional data and control table data during system upgrades and new system implementations.
  • Prepares functional system documentation as needed and support financial systems integration and interfacing efforts across PAWS, MAPS and EIS systems.     
  • Completes special projects and studies, and fulfills other duties as assigned by management. Serves as a resource for the college community regarding areas of responsibility.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business/finance or computer science from an accredited higher education institution. (Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience on a year for year basis. A Master's degree may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.)
  • Three (3) years of experience related to the function of the position.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, including proven ability to prepare clear and concise analysis for senior management.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree from an accredited higher education institution.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft or other Enterprise Application Software.

The College offers a generous benefits package that includes health, dental, vision and prescription plans as well as pension, paid leave time and tuition savings programs. This position is a New Jersey Civil Service position with the state title Professional Services Specialist 2. It is aligned to the Communication Workers of America (CWA) bargaining unit. Permanent appointment to this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a 4-month probationary period to access the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. The starting salary for this position is range P24, step 1 $59,031.79. Salary for an internal candidate will be determined in accordance with Civil Service.

Under a residency bill signed into law by Governor Chris Christie, any individual hired on, or after September 1, 2011, will be required to establish a principal residence in New Jersey unless their position is exempt. New employees will have a full 365 days to establish such residence, from the effective date of hire. Any new employee who believes that they have a critical need to live outside of New Jersey, or that a move to a permanent residence within the state would constitute a hardship, may request an exemption from the provisions of the law by appealing to a five-member committee to be established by the State for the purpose of hearing such appeals.

TCNJ is a highly selective, public institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. TCNJ emphasizes the residential experience for its 5,900 undergraduate students, who benefit from a 12-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of only 20 students. TCNJ is one of only five public institutions included on Barron's Profiles of American Colleges list of the 75 "most competitive" colleges and universities in the United States, and of those five, TCNJ is the only primarily undergraduate institution included. TCNJ's campus encompasses 289 beautiful tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing, NJ, which is located between Trenton and Princeton in the historic Delaware Valley, and is convenient to Philadelphia, New York, the Jersey shore, and the Pocono Mountains.

To enrich education through diversity, The College of New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff, and strongly encourages women and members of underrepresented groups to apply.




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Job No: 1264
Posted: 3/1/2018
Application Due: 4/30/2018
Work Type:
Salary: Negotiable