Financial Systems Data Analyst Job Code: 4773 Grade: K Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. JOB PURPOSE: The Financial Systems Data Analyst is a key member of the Business Strategy and Services (BSS) team within Financial Management Services (FMS) and is responsible for providing data analysis and modeling in support of Business Affairs and FMS projects, initiatives and operational reports.
The analyst's key responsibilities will be to collect data and perform complex analysis on financial and system data and related activities, and bring technical expertise to ensure the quality and accuracy of the data. The analyst will design, process and present the analysis to help the project team make better strategic decisions for the organization. The analysis may require a deep understanding of the business processes, policies and systems supported by FMS, in an effort to identify trends and behaviors represented in the data.
Additional responsibilities will include writing business requirements; designing solutions; recommending system enhancements, controls and protocols as well as supporting projects to ensure that the University's financial system needs are addressed in an efficient and optimal manner.
The Financial Systems Data Analyst will report to the Business Solutions and Enablement (BSE) Director whose group sits within BSS and will support all groups within BSS providing greater exposure and breadth of work. Performing data analysis will support the team's outreach services to university financial managers and financial analysts to advance initiatives assigned to BSS. The scope of his/her activities will have a high institutional impact as the projects will involve multiple systems affecting a broad range of university activities. This position will work closely with other BSS teams, FMS teams, Enterprise Technology teams, other Central departments and university departments to identify areas where financial system processes can be improved.
This position may be heavily involved with the following Oracle Applications: Accounts Payable, iExpense, iProcurement, Purchasing, Credit Card Programs (TCard, PCard), Grants (Projects), General Ledger, Oracle Business Intelligence in addition to Stanford financial custom applications. Other applications/programs/skills include: ServiceNow, Financial Assurance Navigator, Spend Analytics, Salesforce, SQL, Tableau, Incorta. Knowledge on how to gather data from these and other systems is highly desirable. CORE DUTIES*:
Lead the elicitation, gathering and documenting of business and system requirements.
Analyze, design and implement complex management information systems.
Lead efforts to ensure that information systems support the organizational mission and objectives and coordinate the process of defining, investigating and solving problems related to business systems and special projects.
Manage, from a client business perspective, the requirements for related systems projects; ensure a high level of client satisfaction by monitoring the delivery of ongoing information systems to the organization.
Lead and coordinate projects to assist business owners in evaluating the potential for automating existing or proposed work functions or processes and assess the feasibility of creating or modifying systems to meet user requirements.
Analyze new business requirements, system functionality, current system use and user needs; specify functional designs and work with developers and analysts to implement.
Develop system design for new or revised business systems; document and analyze input/output requirements, procedural flow between departments, operational audits and organizational structures.
Research, and synthesize data for broad areas; develop complex financial analyses, budget and forecasting scenarios, long-range planning, and analyses. Perform root-cause analysis and synthesis, draw conclusions, and propose solutions.
Work under consultative or self-initiated direction to assess and produce relevant, standard, or custom information (reports, charts, graphs and tables) from structured data sources by querying data repositories and generating the associated information. Distribute and disseminate reports to applicable agencies, researchers, management and other internal end-users.
Devise methods for identifying data patterns, trends in available information sources using a variety of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Determine and recommend additional data collection and reporting requirements.
May plan, direct, coordinate, monitor and review the work of others during all phases of the project team's work and coordinate the planning, development and presentation of training for users of business systems.
Manage external vendor or partner relationships.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Education & Experience: Bachelor's degree and eight years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of computer system capabilities, business processes, and work flow.
Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology.
Extensive experience with enterprise applications and understanding of database driven applications.
Ability to design and document complex business systems.
Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically.
Strong understanding of the software development life cycle.
Project management skills as needed.
Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group meetings.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs.
Strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job. WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work extended hours.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: Business Affairs: Financial Management Services (FMS), Redwood City, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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