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Washington State University
Posted: 2023-10-18 16:44:54
Financial Management Business Systems Analyst

Summary of Duties:

The Modernization Initiative is seeking self-motivated and dynamic Financial Management Systems Business Analysts to join their growing team in permanent positions that will specialize in ongoing improvements to continue to help Washington State University modernize and stabilize systems related to all business aspects. The successful incumbent(s) will have the opportunity to become Workday software experts, engage in the Workday community, work side-by-side with professional consultants, learn best practices in higher education, and serve as a critical member(s) of an enthusiastic, committed, and collaborative team tasked with a variety of diverse projects to support the financial business operations of Washington State University.

The Financial Management Systems Business Analyst will partner closely with broader Finance, HR, and departmental end-users in a cross-functional and collaborative work environment to analyze, develop, and implement new financial business processes in Workday enterprise software for finance, payroll, and human resources.

Responsibilities include developing a wide range of expertise in WSU finance and business processes with a focus in one of the following financial workstreams: Travel, Projects, Treasury Management, Sponsored Projects, Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Finance, Budget, or Payroll.

The incumbent will work with university stakeholder groups as a lead or participant in workgroups, routinely engage with end users on a variety of topics, and prepare personnel for new systems and updates.

Required Qualifications:

  • Positions require a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management Information Systems, or related field AND two (2) years of professional experience in procedural, management, or business analysis work; OR a combination of education and experience totaling six (6) years from which comparable knowledge and ability are acquired. A Master’s Degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional work experience.

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Demonstrated experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computers and software applications.

  • A record showing commitment to customer service and the application of appropriate flexibility in response to issues and opposing points of view.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of business processes specifically related to finance, payroll, and/or benefits.

  • Experience leading or participating in business systems projects.

  • Experience in any of the following areas: payroll processing, employee benefits administration, tax, human resources, accounting operations, or financial system support.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully prepare and present policy interpretations, findings, and conclusions.

  • Payroll and/or benefits experience in a higher education setting.

  • Experience with Workday Finance, Workday Strategic Sourcing, or other similar ERP system.

Area/College: Washington State University

Department Name: Modernization

City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163

Department Link: Modernization

Monthly Salary: $4,508.70 – $6,763.06 | In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position.

Department Hiring Salary: $5,500.00 – $5,800.00 | Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU’s Administrative Professional Compensation.  WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts. For additional information, please review the detailed Summary of Benefits offered by WSU for AP staff and Total Compensation.

Overtime Eligibility: Overtime ineligible

FTE: 100%

This is a permanent position.

Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, October 29th at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need.  A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.

Application Instructions: Applicants must upload the following required documents to their online application. External candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/CV” section of your application. Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application. Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Required Documents:

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter