Financial Systems Analyst

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21003487

The Financial Systems Analyst in Accounting & Financial Reporting (AFR) will perform a broad range of duties to support existing and creating new General Ledger-related transactional and reporting applications used by all campus departments and central accounting units, as well as supporting various accounting-related processes for the department. 

Responsibilities include:
•    Provide front-line support of General Ledger (GL) operational transaction and reporting applications used by campus financial customers. Monitor and respond to questions, research and resolve errors; maintain user manuals; educate users; verify and reconcile sub-system data to GL.
•    Monitor and verify UI feeder system journals are submitted to the GL on a daily and monthly basis. Includes identifying issues, communicating to management and technical staff, reconciling and resolving issues.
•    Oversee processes for monthly generation and data verification to produce and distribute standard electronic transactional and summary reports to UI campus financial users. 
•    Complete UI GL month end and fiscal year end close processes, following established procedures. Includes identifying, communicating about & 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.
•    Serve as a project team member to develop specifications and recommend enhancements to existing financial applications that includes providing user support; testing, educating users, tracking user reported issues; development of training materials for internal and end user usage.
•    May serve as a project team member to develop specifications to create new financial applications based on collecting information and analyzing user needs. Includes providing user support, testing; educating users, tracking user reported issues; 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: 
•    A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Computer Science or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.
•    Business analysis or process improvement experience (typically 1 to 3 years). 
•    Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff.
•    Experience with successfully planning and managing multiple projects/tasks to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail while using good time management skills. 
•    Demonstrated strong critical thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills.
•    Experience with establishing productive working relationships in a team environment while also possessing the ability to work independently and be a self-starter. 
•    Demonstrated excellence in providing customer service, with a focus on process improvement.
•    Demonstrated proficiency in using and applying computer software applications including Excel, Access or a comparable relational database, and Word.
•    Experience gathering data and using analysis tools to manipulate information from a variety of sources to perform a task based on established processes and procedures.

Desired Qualifications: 
•    Experience with PeopleSoft Financials or an automated accounting or financial system. 
•    Working knowledge of University policies or similar knowledge in a higher educational setting.
•    Experience developing and maintaining end user testing.
•    Experience creating training materials.

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: 76027

Posted 11 days ago

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