Financial Systems Analysis Coordinator

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21003489

The University of Iowa Accounting & Financial Reporting (AFR) department is seeking a Financial Systems Analyst Coordinator. This position will be a member of the Financial Systems team and will perform a broad range of duties to support the University’s General Ledger transactional and reporting systems and tools for campus-wide accounting usage. 

Responsibilities include:
•    Assist in supporting General Ledger (GL) operational transaction and reporting applications used by campus financial customers. Provide initial user support to monitor and respond to questions, research and resolve errors and maintain existing user manuals. 
•    Verify UI feeder system journals are submitted to the GL on a daily and monthly basis. Includes identifying issues, communicating to management and assisting with resolution.
•    Generate & verify monthly standard GL Transaction Detail Reports prior to campus-wide distribution. 
•    Assist with UI GL month and year end close processes, following established procedures. Includes identifying & resolving issues and verifying data.
•    Complete other tasks as assigned, including: completing campus requests for financial account closures and accounting chartfield maintenance; salary suspense processing; AFR website maintenance.
•    May serve as a project team member participant to assist with developing specifications for enhancements to existing financial applications that includes providing initial user support; testing; tracking user reported issues; development of training materials for internal and end user usage. 
•    May serve as a project team member to assist with developing specifications to create new financial applications based on collecting and analyzing user needs. Includes providing initial user support; testing; development of training materials for internal and end user usage.
•    Participate in PeopleSoft Financials General Ledger module testing and integration with other PeopleSoft Financials modules.

The department intends to hire for one position from either Financial Systems Analysis Coordinator, requisition # 21003489, or Financial Systems Analyst, requisition # 21003487, based on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Please apply to the specific position for which you wish to be considered or both.

About Accounting and Financial Reporting

Accounting and Financial Reporting is a central administrative department within Finance and Operations that reports to the University Controller. The Controller's Office is comprised of several departments that provide a wide range of business, accounting and reporting services on behalf of, and for, the university community. These services are essential for the University of Iowa to pursue its mission of teaching, research, and public service. 

We are committed to providing the highest quality business, accounting, tax and financial reporting that fosters integrity and accountability while maximizing efficiency, accuracy, and productivity.

The University of Iowa

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, with 11 colleges offering internationally recognized programs in disciplines ranging from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. Iowa draws nearly 33,000 students from more than 100 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and employs about 29,500 faculty and staff.

Required Qualifications: 
•    Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and related experience, including significant undergraduate coursework in business or computer science and work or internship experience equivalent to four years is acceptable.
•    Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
•    Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
•    Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail while using good time management skills.
•    Ability to establish productive working relationships in a team environment while also possessing the ability to be a self-starter
•    Ability to provide excellent customer service, with a focus on process improvement.
•    Working knowledge of data gathering and using analysis tools to manipulate information from a variety of sources to perform tasks based on established processes and procedures. 

Desired Qualifications:
•    Working knowledge of automated accounting or financial systems.
•    Working knowledge of University policies or similar knowledge in a higher educational setting.
•    Experience with process or system design, testing and user support of a financial system.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. 

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.

Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.

Job ID: 76025

Posted 11 days ago

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