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PeopleSoft Systems Analyst


Deliver full accounting services and related systems.  Services provided include General Ledger, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Handling, Loan Programs, and Sponsored Research (Contracts & Grants) Accounting.


-The Systems Analyst provides functional and technical expertise in the PeopleSoft financial system, in partnership with the other functional (Contracts and Grants Accounting, Sponsored Projects Office, Research Administration) units.
-The Systems Analyst works with the entire team, functional, analytical and technical, to ensure successful implementation of software maintenance, new implementations, and on-going support of the PeopleSoft system.  This requires seeking advice from all stakeholders and making recommendations for “best practices” based on system, policy and regulatory guidelines and capabilities.
-This analyst position has the responsibility of monitoring and responding to all daily production issues for the Grants Suite of modules (Grants, Contracts, Projects, Billing, and Accounts Receivable), including user entry and processing problems, as well as batch interfaces, both incoming and outgoing.  This includes integration to the COEUS pre-award system, Image Now and Alfresco document management systems.
-This position also includes the implementation of new systems and interfaces, as well as upgrades and enhancements to the current system.  The analyst performs highly complex analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements, and translation into proper system requirement specifications.
-The analyst will develop queries and reports for central and department users as needed as well as provide analysis support for data warehouse reporting.
-The systems analyst must be proficient at reconciliation techniques and data integrity verification, including integration to the General Ledger, Accounts Payable and Commitment Control modules.
-The analyst is responsible for communicating complex system issues to non-technical staff, and conducts individual and group discussions, and focus groups.  The analyst reports on procedures and decisions to interested constituencies.
-The analyst initiates and executes unit and integration testing and will assist in the planning and coordinating of user acceptance testing. The analyst provides training materials and documentation as needed.
-The analyst is responsible for developing conversion and system implementation plans, including the ability to draft systems requirements and functional specifications.  This includes analysis of system integration issues, interface specifications/requirements, plans for the validation of the conversion of transactional data, and control table data for all system upgrades/implementations.  The analyst works closely with the PS development team to coordinate any system changes.


-BA Degree in Business or Accounting, or BS in Computer Science and/or equivalent experience/training.
-Demonstrated ERP expertise, previous hands-on experience of PeopleSoft software, with a focus on the Grants, Contracts, Projects, AR and Billing modules, and how the accounting entries integrate with the General Ledger.
-Knowledge of PeopleSoft table structure, Security, and Workflow.
-Knowledge of the Commitment Control module is a plus.
-High degree of proficiency with PeopleSoft query, and Excel data analysis tools.
-In-depth knowledge of PeopleSoft modules and the integration of the various components as necessary to provide production support and contribute to the designs of future and on-going projects.
-Functional experience in full life-cycle project setting, with experience in higher education applications and PeopleSoft Financials implementations.
-Knowledge of technologies involved (i.e. databases, operating systems, reporting tools, and hardware).
-Demonstrated ability to write clearly and effectively document both functional processes and technical problems and their solutions.
-Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects as well as daily responsibilities with minimal supervision.
-Demonstrated creativity and initiative in analyzing and solving complex problems related to business, financial and/or contract to cash processes and applications.
-Demonstrated experience as a functional/technical liaison facilitating communication between functional and technical staff.
-Demonstrated experience making significant contributions in diverse, cross-functional project teams.
-Ability to make appropriate and well-reasoned recommendations and decisions in support of system users and stakeholders.
-Effective interpersonal and communication skills.  Expert knowledge of PeopleSoft Query tool and PeopleSoft Financials table structure.
-Working knowledge of PeopleSoft Test Framework a plus.
-Experience with PeopleSoft FSCM modules in version 9.1 or higher preferred.
-Working knowledge of accounting principles.
-Requires knowledge of financial concepts, principles and processes.
-Understanding of reconciliation techniques and data integrity verification.
-Requires knowledge of Project Management practices, principles, techniques and tools.

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