Finance Business Systems Analyst (1014015)

  • Chancellor's Office
  • Long Beach, California
  • Nov 01, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance

Job Description

Chancellor's Office Statement
Join our team at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor, and make a difference in providing access to higher education. We are currently seeking experienced candidates for the position of Finance Business Systems Analyst. The CSU Chancellor's Office, located on the waterfront adjacent to the Aquarium of the Pacific in downtown Long Beach, is the headquarters for the nation's largest and most diverse system of higher education. The CSU Chancellor's Office offers a premium benefit package that includes outstanding vacation, health, and dental plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 14 paid holidays a year.

The salary range for this classification is $4,372 to $10,792 per month.

Position Information
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Finance Business Systems Analyst to serve as part of the California State University (CSU) Common Financial Systems (CFS) Finance project team, this position provides functional support for CSU's PeopleSoft Finance application within the Application Development Team (ADT). The CFS project encompasses application support and upgrade activities for 23 campuses and the CSU Chancellor's Office (CO), as well as integration with other third-party/external and/or internal systems.
This position serves as an analyst on the functional support/development areas that include implementation, system analysis, planning, design, development and support for CFS. The career level requires independent and proactive initiative to lead the functional aspects of ADT projects and resolve complex application issues. The candidate must have solid functional skills and knowledge with a high level of experiences of PeopleSoft Finance application modules including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Asset Management, Accounts Receivable/Billing, Requisition/Purchase Orders, Expense, Workflow, Cash Management, Financial Gateway and Imaging System as well as Integration Broker/Messaging configuration and functionality. The analyst should also have hands on experience with fit-gap analysis, Query development, SQL, and tracing. This position will support all Finance development/projects with all modules and is designated 70% functional and 30% technical. However, specific support assignments may change at any time based on the ADT projects and priorities.

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Application Operations the Finance Business Systems Analyst will provide functional support for the development associated with upgrades, new enhancements, and/or help desk issues. The tasks involved can include any of the following:
-Help desk ticket analysis and problem-solving, business process development and/or enhancement, communications (internal and external to the Finance project team), application solution design, project planning, specification development, system documentation, testing, and application configuration;
-The incumbent will be responsible for the planning, analysis, design, and functional support for the development/projects associated with upgrades, new enhancements, module implementation, and production support of the PeopleSoft Finance CFS application; work with all Information Systems (IS) teams and 3rd Parties to provide oversight for design, and ensure quality and standards are met; prepare design specification, test scripts, perform testing; provide issue resolution, business process and user guides; coordinate efforts with project managers, technical developers and other analysts as necessary; and support 23 campuses and the CO with ongoing implementations and upgrades for PeopleSoft Finance CFS Applications. The Finance Business Systems Analyst will also undertake special projects as directed;
-Coordinate program and functional specification development/testing as well as time and cost estimates for customizations, upgrades and other project activities. This includes coordination of discussions with module group and campus representatives;
-Conduct application testing (at all levels; unit, system and integration) to ensure quality and standards are met;
-Complete development as identified based on coordination with other technical SME team members;
-Undertake special projects as directed (including working with other SME teams to facilitate cross training and coverage of all application areas (HR, Student and CO Applications).
-Oversight and/or development of the functional specification preparation;
-Produce deliverables to ensure quality and expectations for standards are met;
-Validate of the testing efforts of all customization, upgrade and other releases;
-Coordinate development efforts with project managers, technical leads and other functional leads as necessary;
-Support 23 campuses and the Chancellor's Office with ongoing implementation and upgrade for CFS baseline with an emphasis on the Modules of Procure to Pay, General Ledger, Asset Management, Accounts Receivable, Billing, and 1099 Processing;
-Query and query access group.

This position requires:
-A BA/BS in Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as course work in the PeopleSoft Finance application.
-3-5+ years of experience working with the PeopleSoft Finance application version 9.1 or above.
-BA/BS in Finance, Accounting, Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
-Must possess comprehensive and in-depth knowledge and Functional/Technical experience with Finance modules including General Ledger, Accounts Receivables/Billing, Accounts Payables, Purchasing, Expense, Financial Gateway, Commitment control, etc.
-Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills with development experience in PeopleTools - Application Designer, SQR, App Engine, PeopleCode, Query and BI Publisher.
-Excellent application implementation life cycle skills including experience developing requirements, fit/gap analysis, application configurations, functional specifications, system integration, production enhancement and support. Ability to translate requirements and needs analysis into functional designs.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational and leadership skills, and well-developed interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of ITS clients and outside consultants and suppliers.
-Knowledge and experience with financial practices and systems in a university environment and proficient in PeopleSoft rules based engine architecture and processing is a plus.
-Additional knowledge of PeopleSoft commitment control and/or Oracle database management systems, PeopleSoft Configuration Manager, Application Server, Process Scheduler and Report Manager is a plus.
-The Finance Business System Analyst must have at least 3-5 years of financial functional or technical experience;
-PeopleSoft Financial application background is essential.
-The candidate must be at least 70%/30% percent either functional to technical or technical to functional.
-The candidate must have strong implementation and development skills plus experience with the application implementation life cycle, including: requirements analysis, fit/gap analysis, application configuration, functional/technical specifications, integration, product enhancement and support.
-Knowledge of financial practices in a university environment is a plus.
-Must be a self-starter, with strong analytical skills.
-Ability to work under pressure and translate needs analysis into formal designs.
-Team leadership skills.
-Ability to translate needs analysis data into functional/technical designs or solution.
-Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively with a wide variety of IT clients and outside consultants and vendors.

Application Period
Resumes will be accepted until job posting is removed.

How To Apply
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Equal Employment Opportunity
The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager at (562)951-4070.

This position requires new hire employment verification to be processed through the E-Verify program administered by the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (DHSUSCIS)' in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA).

If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States.

The Chancellor's Office policy requires that the selected candidate successfully complete a full background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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