As the Business Systems Analyst - Finance you will serve as a liaison between the campus community, business units and the IT organization in order to provide business process solutions to meet departmental and institutional needs. This position will analyze business unit operations and functions to identify gaps and deficiencies with unit or institutional processes and evaluate, recommend, implement and support solutions used to automate or improve processes and functions.
Assist in the redesign, analysis, development, implementation and support of business processes and systems for business units supported by the analyst. Lead business process re-engineering teams for complex business process redesign. Act as liaison between business units supported and information technology staff in upgrades and new systems and technology that is put in place of support of the business units. Translate high-level business requirements into detailed specifications for technology staff.
Analyze issues within supported business processes and systems providing recommendations on these.
Prepare testing plans and design and maintain test scripts for the processes and systems that are supported. Conduct testing in support of upgrades and enhancements applied to supported systems.
As requested, provide ad hoc reports and queries for business processes and systems that are supported.
Maintain user and training documentation for supported business processes and systems. Provide training for primary users of systems and processes that are supported.
Maintain system configurations for business processes that are supported.
Relevant Bachelor's degree.
A minimum of 4 years’ experience of business or systems analysis and process improvement
Experience with PeopleSoft
Knowledge of Grants, GL, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable guidelines and practices. Experience in defining eliciting business requirements and testing
Basic knowledge in defining and documenting business processes
An understanding of current general information technology concepts, theories, trends and systems.
Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively conduct presentations
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees
Ability to adapt to and manage shifting priorities, demands and timelines
Experience in process improvement and change management processes
The University of Akron is an equal education and employment institution. It is the policy of this institution that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any individual in employment or in its programs or activities at The University of Akron because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. The University is also committed to the principles of affirmative action and acts in accordance with state and federal laws.
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