Financial Information Systems Analyst

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Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Supervisory/Management
Salary: $54,170 - $73,490
Division: Finance & Administrative Services
Department: Finance & Administrative Services

Schedule Information: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Hours per Week: 37.5 

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation & Holiday Pay; Personal Business; Harper Tuition Waivers; and Professional Expense

Work Conditions:  Work is primarily indoors and sedentary in nature.  Requires focus for extended periods of time.

Duties of Position:  Responsible for coordinating the functional use, development, implementation, testing, and maintenance of various Financial Services (including Accounting, Budgeting, Purchasing, and Payroll) software applications. The support analyst serves as a Financial Services technical point of contact and is responsible for reviewing, proposing, developing, and assisting in fully implementing software tools. Responsibilities also include supporting a broad range of Financial Services report writing, data analysis, testing and other technical projects as needed.

Manages and maintains the data integrity of financial system values, codes, tables and procedures. Ensures data accuracy and identifies and resolves problems.

Partners with Information Technology to recommend, design, develop, implement, test and maintain functionality in the financial systems. This includes new initiatives within existing software and newly acquired software.

Identifies user needs and requirements, defines project scope, assesses and recommends vendors, completes detailed user requirements, prepares communication plans and completes project risk assessments and contingency plans.

Interprets and conducts user testing for all application changes, enhancements, upgrades, and patches.

Accountable for supporting quarterly releases, validation and testing.

Recommends solutions or alternatives for business process improvements.

Writes moderate to complex SQL queries and programs to optimize system efficiency and manipulate and extract data.

Develops, communicates and maintains required system documentation and user guides. These include federal and state government documents as well as internal Harper documentation.

Creates reports and queries utilizing Cognos, Excel, Oracle Access, etc. for regular, ad hoc or FOIA purposes.

Assists with generating regularly scheduled financial services reports.

Interprets complex relational database requests to provide accurate data within the context of the report request.

Maintains an ongoing knowledge of financial services business operations, functional relationships of data and transactional understanding.

Interfaces with all necessary campus departments (IT, HR, Facilities, etc).

Provides oversight for all systems, system-related projects and reports.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree required. Fields of Computer Science, Business Analytics, Accounting or related field preferred.

Experience Requirements:  At least 3 years’ experience in Financial Systems or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Knowledge of relational databases and report writing tools. SQL proficiency required. Excellent problem resolution skills and diligent attention to detail and accuracy is a must. Analytical ability to evaluate systems, test data and/or program logic to ensure accurate report writing required. Experience in software implementation, and team-based environments preferred. Excellent communication skills required.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: May 7, 2020

Required Documents: ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire 
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

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