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Finance and Human Resources Information Systems Analyst

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All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory's online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ A complete application will be comprised of a cover letter, resume, and a list of references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

Announcement Information

Job Summary

The position of Finance and Human Resources Information Systems Analyst is a continuing 12-month Administrative and Professional Staff (A&PS) position. The Finance and Human Resources Information Systems Analyst provides support for a wide variety of technological needs of the Finance and Human Resources divisions. This position facilitates strong working relationships between the HR and Finance divisions and the Center for Information Technology. The position plays a critical role in ensuring the success of projects within the Finance and HR divisions. This position reports to the Director of Administrative Computing Services.

Responsibilities

Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
• Acts as a functional steward of relevant data, working collaboratively to ensure a high level of data integrity
• Promotes and educates within the HR and Finance divisions staff sound data management principles including concepts of system of record, data integrity, data standards, and data stewardship
• Articulates and promotes best practices regarding data management and usage within the Finance and HR divisions, including refining business processes and configuring and testing software to support improved processes
• Creates project plans and/or test plans for software upgrades or implementations
• Identifies training needs within HR and Finance divisions; facilitates and/or delivers that training
• Analyzes HR and Finance reporting requirements; develops specifications for data structure to support distributed reporting; develops selected reports; promotes the development of self-service reporting within HR and Finance divisions
• Assists functional users with the development and refinement of essential reports
• Works to technologically empower the members of the HR and Finance divisions, ensuring congruence between technological environments and functional requirements
• Regularly reviews and analyzes major trends, issues and initiatives related to HR and Finance within higher education; assess their impact and applicability to Oberlin College and makes appropriate recommendations
• Work with appropriate parties within CIT and Finance/HR to define, develop and deliver robust and well-supported data integration’s between relevant systems
• Facilitates strong working relationships between the HR and Finance divisions and the Center for Information Technology

Essential Job Functions
Marginal Job Functions
Required Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in finance, human resources or business-related major
• Five or more years of experience in similar relevant positions, preferably within higher education
• Demonstrated understanding of HR and Finance processes and best practices
• Demonstrated ability to develop and implement technical strategies to support business objectives
• Demonstrated ability to absorb and synthesize disparate information of multiple types from multiple sources; ability to formulate complex strategies based upon this synthesis
• Demonstrated ability to think critically
• Ability to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate solutions
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues with different areas and levels of technical expertise
• Strong customer service mentality
• Ability to perform business process analysis, and to facilitate that ability in others
• Demonstrated ability to effectively multitask while still meeting deadlines

Desired Qualifications

• Proficiency with Argos Report Writer, including the development of data blocks
• Familiarity with OnBase Document Management and Workflow
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel and desktop productivity tools
• Familiarity with Ellucian’s Banner ERP system and/or other higher education ERP systems
• Familiarity with Filemaker Pro and/or Microsoft Access
• Experience managing projects
• Comfort with ambiguity
• Experience with all of the above in a higher education context is preferred

Skill In:

• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Strong customer service mentality
• Written and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all areas of the College and external constituents
• The position requires excellent problem solving, analytical and business skills; and strong project management skills to meet deadlines and work effectively with others

Ability To:

• Work as a team member
• Be self-motivated
• Interact in a positive and professional manner with all levels of employees and management in a culturally and ethnically diverse population

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/4971
Compensation

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

Special Instructions to Applicants

All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/

A complete application will be comprised of a cover letter, resume, and a list of references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

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