Finance Senior Business Systems Analyst (533692)
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 Senior 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 15 paid holidays a year.
The anticipated salary hiring range is up to $11,581 per month, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The salary range for this classification is $6,686 to $12,947 per month.
Analyst/Programmer - Expert
The California State University, Office of the Chancellor, is seeking a Finance Senior Business Systems Analyst to provide functional support for CSU's PeopleSoft Finance application. The CMS 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 a lead on the functional support/development areas that include implementation, system analysis, planning, design, development and support for CFS. The expert level requires independent and proactive initiative to lead the functional aspects of CMS projects and resolve the most complex application issues. The candidate must have advanced functional skills and knowledge with expert level of experience with the Accounts Payable and at least one other PeopleSoft Finance module, preferably Purchasing or General Ledger (but could also be Asset Management, Accounts Receivable, or Billing), as well as Integration Broker/Messaging configuration and functionality. The Finance Senior Business Systems Analyst should also have hands on experience with fit-gap analysis, query development, SQL, and tracing. The incumbent is expected to work closely with appropriate project managers to mentor and lead the functional areas during new implementations and upgrades for the PeopleSoft Finance CFS Application. This will support all Finance development/projects with all modules and is designated 30% technical and 70% functional. However, specific support assignments may change at any time based on the CMS projects and priorities, including supporting other applications within the area.
Under the general direction of the Associate Director, Application Operations, the Finance Senior Business Systems Analyst will:
-Coordinate program and functional specification development/testing as well as time and cost estimates for customizations, upgrades and other project activity. 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.
-Coordinate development efforts with designated application manager as well as other SME team members.
-Undertake special projects as directed (including working with other SME teams to facilitate cross training and coverage of all application areas.
-Oversight and/or development of the functional specification preparation.
-Develop and test of program.
-Support the preparation of time and cost estimates for proposed customizations, upgrades and other project activities.
-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 Accounts Payable and at least one other PeopleSoft Finance module , preferably Purchasing or General Ledger (but could also be Asset Management, Accounts Receivable, or Billing.
-Oversight and/or development of the functional/technical specification preparation. Development and testing of programs; supporting the preparation of time & cost estimates for proposed customizations, upgrades and other project activity. Producing deliverables to ensure quality and expectations for standards are met. Responsible for the validation of the testing efforts of all customization, upgrades and other releases. Coordinate development efforts with the CMS managers, process leads as necessary. Support 23 campuses and the Chancellor's Office with ongoing implementations and upgrades for PeopleSoft Finance baseline.
This position requires:
-A BA/BS in Finance, Accounting,Computer Science or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience, as well as course work in the PeopleSoft Finance application.
-7+ years of experience working with the Oracle/PeopleSoft Finance application version 9.0 or above.
-Must possess advanced functional skills and knowledge with expert level of experience with the Accounts Payable and at least one other PeopleSoft Finance module , preferably Purchasing or General Ledger ( but could also be Asset Management, Accounts Receivable, or Billing.
-Development experience in PeopleTools, SQR, App Engine, PeopleCode, and Query is required.
-Excellent application implementation life cycle skills including experience developing requirements, fit/gap analysis, application configurations, functional specifications and the 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.
-Strong implementation skills and experience with the application implementation life cycle, including requirements analysis, fit gap analysis, application configuration, functional specifications, external system integration, product enhancement and support.
-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 Senior Business Systems Analyst must have at least 7 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.
-Must possess strong PeopleTools experience, such as App Designer, SQR, Query design and development, Crystal Report, SQL processing, Integration broker understanding, configuration management, design specification.
-The Finance Senior Business Systems Analyst must also possess the ability to translate needs analysis data into functional/technical designs or solutions.
-A CPA is a plus.
Priority consideration will be given to candidates who apply by November 20, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the job posting is removed.
How To Apply
Please click "Apply Now" to complete the California State University, Chancellor's Office online employment application.
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If hired, you will be required to furnish proof that you are legally authorized to work in the United States. The CSU Chancellor's Office is not a sponsoring agency for staff and Management positions (i.e., H1-B VISAS).
COVID19 Vaccination Policy
Per the CSU COVID-19 Vaccination Policy , it is strongly recommended that all Chancellor's Office employees who are accessing office and campus facilities follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications.
CSU Out of State Employment Policy
California State University, Office of the Chancellor, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022, the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.
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.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled