Decision Support Analyst, Finance

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Decision Support Analyst, Finance

Job ID: 224091
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 35,000 students. With 13 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for designing and developing data reporting systems for business operations. Works closely with customers to collect requirements to design and test reporting solutions that meet enterprise needs for dashboards and datasets. Performs data analysis, manages data integrity, and is responsible for creating metadata and developing processes to deliver statistical analysis and data visualization of reports. Works closely with Fiscal Services management to help identify, develop, and support key performance indicators (KPI) metrics to track performance within the division of Fiscal Services.


  1. Designs and develops reporting solutions that meet targeted and enterprise needs
  2. Identifies and gathers requirements for testing and develops test plans
  3. Coordinates test cases and ensures user acceptance testing as required
  4. Verifies collected data is within required quality standards
  5. Designs and develops data visualization solution alternatives and provides recommendations to fulfill use case requirements
  6. Creates visual scenarios and/or prototypes to validate user requirements
  7. Develops curriculum and conducts virtual/classroom end-user training in use of business intelligence tools and reports

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in related field or an equivalent combination of relevant education, certification and/or experience

Other Required Qualifications
Project Management Professional (PMP)

Required Experience
Five (5) years of experience in financial systems, training, performance management, statistical analysis, or other related proficiencies.

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications
Working knowledge of PeopleSoft v9.2 or greater

Preferred Experience
Prior experience in higher education
Experience as a business analyst
Experience with decision support systems
Experience with data analysis and dashboard solutions
Experience with training end-users on software and application tools, including virtual training

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Able to independently set priorities and work collaboratively in a team environment
Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

Working knowledge of SQL, SAS 9.x and higher, Tableau, and PeopleSoft Financials v9.2 or higher
Familiar with students accounts receivable in Banner is a plus

Strong technical, analytical, and problem identification/resolution skills
Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
Proficient performance and SQL tuning skills for large normalized reporting data sets
Data visualization development skills
Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e., Microsoft Office suite, PeopleSoft HRMS, PeopleSoft Financials, Tableau, Banner Student, SAS, Cognos, Business Objects, and Oracle data warehousing)
Strong attention to detail and follow up skills
Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national, origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

Other Information
This is not a supervisory position.
This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
No, this position will not be required to drive.
This role is considered a position of trust.
This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
This position will not travel

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Job No:
Posted: 2/23/2021
Application Due: 2/23/2033
Work Type: Full Time