Senior Financial Systems Administrator - Georgetown University

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Senior Financial Systems Administrator - Georgetown University

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Senior Financial Systems Administrator is part of the team responsible for the ongoing development and maintenance of Georgetown's financial systems, including Workday, Adaptive Insights, and other integrated systems. The incumbent reports to the Director of Financial Systems and Processes, and works closely with Financial Affairs and campus leadership to improve processes and technological capabilities of these systems. The supported functional areas include:

  • Grants Management
  • Procurement and Payables
  • Expense Management
  • Revenue and Receivables
  • Banking and Treasury
  • Financial Accounting (General Ledger, Endowment)
  • Business Assets
  • Capital Projects
  • Budgeting and Financial Planning

The incumbent should be knowledgeable in the aforementioned areas. Key responsibilities and work interactions include:
  • Analyze existing processes using a solutions-oriented approach and provide well-documented recommendations for improvement. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are important.
  • Document technical requirements that align with stakeholder needs and priorities.
  • Prioritize work to align with stakeholder priorities. Managing concurrent projects is not uncommon, so strong organization and project management skills are important.
  • Design, build, test, deploy, and support systems and processes to meet requirements while adhering to change management and system development lifecycle best practices.
  • Scope of technical configuration includes business process workflow, custom fields, custom validations, custom reports, dashboards, integrations, and access rights.
  • Prepare communications and presentations on system changes to share with stakeholders.
  • Collaborate with a variety of stakeholders, including both functional and technical teams comprised of individuals at various seniority levels with different technical and non-technical backgrounds.
  • Stakeholder requirements and system capabilities are fluid, so it is important to be flexible and acquire new skills/knowledge to keep up with the shifting landscape.
  • Collaborate with other organizations in Workday Community to share knowledge and create and/or adhere to industry best practices. Coordinate with Workday's Product Management to provide input on system enhancements and the product road map.
  • Help maintain the financial training program and provide user support services. Innovate processes to improve training and increase end user engagement

  • 4-6+ years hands-on experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software
  • Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems, Accounting, or Finance (or relevant experience)

Preferred qualifications
  • 3+ years supporting Workday as a system administrator
  • Working knowledge of the higher education industry
  • Project Management experience and related professional certifications
  • Master's degree, Workday Pro, or CPA license

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Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or [email protected].

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time