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To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible. Applicant screening will begin immediately and be ongoing through SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019.

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Position Summary

Under general supervision of the leadership of the Shared Financial System, this position will serve as a functional lead for the Shared Financial System (SFS) and supplemental systems. The University of Wisconsin currently uses PeopleSoft Financial modules including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Asset Management, Cash Management, Expenses, General Ledger, Grants (pre and post award) and Purchasing.  These are all supported by PeopleSoft reporting tools such as nVision, PS Query and customized reporting tools WISDM and WISER.

This position provides leadership and functional/technical expertise in one or more business process and provides direction and coordination of the team members and activities. This position is also responsible for ensuring that specific operational and project goals are accomplished. This position has a significant role in business analysis, project/process management, customer support, relationship management, system support, and change management. The Financial System Analyst works closely with transactional users, security, other analysts, developers and customers to provide technical and functional analysis and expertise.

Major Responsibilities

Major responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:

Operational Support and Training

  • Responsible for the on-going system monitoring, maintenance and user support of SFS functionality.
  • Monitoring, facilitating and coordination of IT service requests.
  • Develop end-user manuals, user guides, and training materials for SFS, where applicable.
  • Provide training to back office operations staff, end users and team members as part of core financials support.

Project Lead for SFS activity, Business Analysis and Customer Support

  • Provides solutions and recommendations to complex business problems and issues related to the various SFS modules. Work with team members to determine satisfactory resolution, including appropriate documentation.
  • Collaborates with functional and technical team members to develop common processes across the organization and to ensure seamless integration with PeopleSoft modules and other applications.
  • Identifies opportunities to streamline and optimize business processes. Collaborates with team members and institutions for issue resolutions and changes (understanding and documenting needs).
  • Participates in the development of testing plans and the testing effort to ensure that all aspects of the modules are fully tested.
  • Provide functional and technical support to ensure data quality and system optimization within SFS and related systems.

Project Management

  • Participates in the planning, execution, monitoring and documenting of projects and process enhancements.
  • Provides functional and/or technical analysis and guidance during projects to ensure proper design techniques are used.
  • Assists and supports project resources as needed (subject matter experts, functional resources, technical resources, consultant resources, etc.). Works with representatives from other functional and technical teams to ensure integration across modules and systems.
  • Participates in project deployment phases and project documentation.
  • Collaborates with subject matter experts to facilitate the development and implementation of support documentation, tools, and procedures for projects and process enhancements.
  • Understands and develops processes, including making recommendations on improvements in processes and delivery of services.

Organizational and Professional Development Activities

  • Represent the organization as a positive and professional team member promoting respect and civility in the work place.
  • Maintain professional job skills.
  • Attend and participate in organization and unit meetings.
  • Maintain knowledge of technology strategies and standards through active participation in user groups and committees.
  • Perform other assignments as directed by supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for this position, a candidate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent experience.
  • Computer proficiency with Windows and MS Office Suite.
  • Experience working with Oracle PeopleSoft Financials or other enterprise planning tool.
Preferred Qualifications

A well-qualified candidate will also have:

  • Experience troubleshooting problems and providing support to end users.
  • Experience providing alternative solutions and recommendations to complex problem and issues.
  • Experience identifying opportunities to streamline business processes.
  • Experience developing documentation to support system changes and project work.
  • Experience eliciting business needs and requirements and translating requirements into use and test cases.
  • Work with cross-functional areas including developers, subject matter experts, stakeholders, project management, and end users either leading projects or serving as project team member.
  • Demonstrates superb customer service and professionalism.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to use them to work effectively and diplomatically with a wide range of individuals at all organizational levels and to encourage teamwork and open communications through cooperative interaction with multiple, diverse groups.
  • Knowledge of requirements management and project management disciplines and best practices, risk management, project estimation, work plan preparation, change control.
  • Ensure the security and confidentiality of University of Wisconsin System records and information; protect against any anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such records; and protect against unauthorized access to or use of such records or information.
Conditions of Employment

This position is a full-time, salaried (exempt) academic staff position. The successful candidates can expect to make between $60,000-80,000 on an annual basis commensurate with qualifications and experience. UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UWSA comprehensive benefit package, please access ALEX, the UW System’s on-line virtual benefits counselor.  In addition to ALEX, you can read our benefit summary guide: Summary – Faculty, Academic Staff & Limited Appointees. Furthermore, the UW System Total Compensation Estimator is a tool designed to provide you with total compensation information.


SPECIAL NOTE: Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials as soon as possible. Applicant screening will begin immediately and be ongoing through SUNDAY, JULY 28, 2019.

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The University of Wisconsin System Administration is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.