The Finance Division provides financial management, enterprise planning and stewardship in support of education, research, and strategic goals of the university. Our mission is to provide university partners with the tools and resources needed to be well-informed leaders and effective decision makers.
Carnegie Mellon University's department of Business Applications Support is searching for a Business Systems Manager. This is an excellent opportunity if you thrive in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing leadership in the day-to-day oversight of the business system help desk staff and operations, coordinating the resolution of advanced issues, and building effective reciprocal relationships with campus partners and internal finance departments.
Core responsibilities will include:
Trains and assists lower level support staff with resolving issues related to all systems supported by the Help Desk, including Oracle Financials, the Financial Data Warehouse, ECM, Cashnet and the Purchasing Card program to ensure quality and consistency. Monitor statistics in order to collaborate with system analysts, finance training team, or other key central Finance staff members to improve customer experience. Enhance user support documentation as it relates to the Help Desk function. Oversee the division's ServiceNow implementation and recommend areas for improvement.
Develops and manages critical relationships within Finance and Computing Services to participate in disaster recovery and business continuity initiatives. Assists with Excel4Apps support and user groups. Handle testing and implementation of technical components that affect Oracle Financials and/or the Financial Data Warehouse and/or other systems, including JRE upgrades and web browser support.
Research, evaluate, and recommend tools, processes, programs, and techniques to provide improved technical and functional support of financial system users. Provide information for user and transactional audits as requested. Serve on University committees and other special projects as assigned.
Supervises support staff to include hiring and training of new staff, performance management initiatives and appraisals, and functions as a team leader to coach, develop and motivate peers.
You should have excellent customer service skills, ability to communicate effectively with customers and colleagues, and a team-oriented approach. Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Finance division. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
You will demonstrate:
Effective social skills, assertiveness and tact
Ability to initiate new ideas, build action plans and implement projects or processes
Strong analytical, organizational, reasoning skills to solve difficult problems
Capability to resolve conflicts and to deal effectively with internal and external constituencies
Ability to identify, isolate and communicate problems from/to all levels
Aptitude to handle frequent interruptions, pay close attention to detail, and meet inflexible deadlines
Bachelor's degree in business, accounting, computing, or related field required; Master's preferred.
Minimum five years of related experience, including supervisory, leadership or management experience in a customer service or help desk environment required; experience in an academic setting preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of SQL and Oracle query tools, enterprise-wide financial systems, and understanding of technology architecture highly desired.
Internal Number: 2008781
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.
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