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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Accounting Services. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Analyze and document business practices/work flows. Design, implement, and maintain financial related technology solutions and business applications for Financial Services by utilizing skills in applications development, project management, and specialized technical knowledge.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead and manage the use of software development tools to design, develop, maintain, and document new and existing models, databases and business applications; implement and maintain complex business rules and logic used in various systems. Consult with users and business analysts to determine system configuration and design, while coordinating activities of the project work utilizing project management skills.
Serve as the Financial Services liaison with Information Systems & Technology to support financial planning, reporting, and analysis initiatives utilizing various university systems and reporting systems. Responsibilities include supporting Financial Services team members by designing reports and tools using the most up-to-date University technology. Independently and in collaboration with others, make recommendations for and implement improvements and streamlining of processes and procedures.
Manage and/or co-manage various Financial Services projects in the following areas: reporting (external and internal), budgeting, analysis, accounting system initiatives, internal controls, process improvements, information retrieval, and data integrity; incorporate data and ideas in either formal or informal reports, presenting solutions to issues or problems. Projects include full project management lifecycles (scope, definition, requirements, design, development, documentation, testing, implementation, debugging and training).
Develop and maintain expertise in various reporting tools and systems utilized by the university; includes learning data elements in various administrative systems (general ledger, personnel/payroll, student information, etc.) and reporting tools (Cognos BI, TM1, Access, SQL, and WebFocus).
Other duties as assigned.
An undergraduate degree in accounting or MIS or 4+ years of experience in financial systems analysis, administration and reporting with IBM Cognos or other business intelligence tools and/or budgeting software, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong knowledge of financial data and related analysis.
Extensive experience in cube/database design and excellent PC skills (Excel, Access, Word).
Database experience, (Access, DB2, SQR or SQL a plus).
Experience in IBM Cognos.
Prior experience in higher education.
Advanced Access or related database knowledge.
MBA, CPA a plus.
Proficient in Excel, with strong background in Macros and Pivot Tables; and Word.
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal.
A self-motivated individual driven by challenge with the ability to work independently; activity attempts to influence events, originates ideas and takes action.
Ability to meet deadlines with varying degrees of pressure.
Ability to handle confidential information.
Strong analytical, problem solving and decision-making capabilities; ability to properly assess pertinent data and develop a framework for effective and practical solutions to complex issues.
Excellent interpersonal skills; a service-oriented communicator who is a true team player with the ability to forge relationships and bring diverse groups together on difficult accounting reporting and system issues.
Strong project management skills; ability to manage financial system projects, set priorities and goals, monitor performance against goals and standards, and ensure successful project implementation.
Knowledge of internal controls; ability to streamline/automate transaction processing and recording.
Ability to work extra hours and recognize the need to do so.
The hiring range for this position is $58,441 - $76,011 annually.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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