Financial Systems Analyst

Job description

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Job No: 510215
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Financial Systems Analyst

Employee Classification: Business Administrative Associate

Department: Application Services

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The Financial Systems Analyst works with university business partners and technology staff in the Office of Technology Solutions to stay actively engaged and informed of the various financial systems and processes that support the university's business operations. The Analyst maintains an inventory of existing fiscal related systems, in addition to conducting audits on usage, performance, and processes. The Analyst will routinely review existing documentation as well as conduct meetings and training with various campus users as requested.

In addition, this position plays a central role in understanding and translating the functional needs for financial systems along with the technical needs and limitations of existing and future systems. The incumbent will assist in the development of the roadmap for financial systems revolving around tax, audit, compliance, payroll, general ledger, procurement, and reporting. This work will include system analysis and continual process improvement. Exceptional documentation and communication skills are critical to the success of this position.

Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor's or equivalent degree in accounting, business, or related field from an accredited institution
  2. Three (3) years of experience overseeing financial disciplines including accounting and reporting
  3. Three (3) years of experience with complex, large-scale, integrated financial systems with strong emphasis on multiple accounting and finance modules, including General Ledger, Payroll, Human Resources, Accounts Payable, Procurement, Accounts Receivable, Federal and State Tax, Compliance, and Financial Reporting
  4. Demonstrated ability to analyze large amounts of detailed information, quickly understand complex issues, and break down information into smaller, more manageable pieces
  5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to conduct internal and external meetings, and comfort interacting with diverse groups from end users to executives
  6. Ability to clearly communicate complex technical concepts verbally and in writing to management, technical staff, and customers in terms appropriate for each audience
  7. Ability to facilitate meetings in an open and engaging manner to meet participants at their level of understanding and document notes
  8. Ability to identify issues and risks to a project early and escalate to management
  9. Able to drive discussions to a decision
  10. Excellent documentation skills
  11. Strong customer service skills, along with a desire for achieving excellence in customer satisfaction, process and product quality, and reliability.
  12. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple deadlines and tasks to ensure on-time work completion
  13. Ability to build collaborative relationships with a variety of academic and administrative employees
  14. Ability to work independently and in a team environment with good communication and collaboration skills
  15. Ability to work with considerable latitude and independence of action
  16. Strong organizational skills
  17. Demonstrated excellent analytical and critical thinking skills to assess situations, troubleshoot, and make recommendations from both strategic and tactical perspectives
Desired Qualifications
  1. Three (3) years of experience with higher education administrative systems (PeopleSoft, Ellucian Banner, Ellucian Colleague, Oracle, Hyperion, Touch net, SAP, Workday)
  2. Master's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field
  3. Lean or Six Sigma certified
  4. Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Work Hours

Core business hours: 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday; weekend or after-hours work may be required to support change management or disaster recovery

Mandatory Physical Requirement

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to work for extended periods at computer workstation.
2. Ability to use a computer in day-to-day work (i.e. type on a keyboard and use a mouse).
3. Ability to distinguish colors on a monitor.
4. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
5. Ability to maintain a high level of concentration.
6. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Proposed Starting Date

October 2020

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$60,000 - $75,000 annual

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Reference List

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Certified Public Accountant certification
Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

If you have obtained Lean and/or Six Sigma certification and/or if you are a Certified Public Accountant, then proof of certification must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. Proof of certification(s) can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline.

If not uploaded with your application, transcripts, certifications, and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources by the posting close date:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Kira Shelton
Human Resources
[email protected]
(309) 438-2120

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 09/04/2020 08:55 AM CST
Application Closes: 09/28/2020 11:55 PM CST




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