Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Finance Business Analyst ( Reporting and Analytics) for the Office of the University Controller. This position reports to the Senior Manager of Financial Information Systems Reporting and Analytics and is responsible for serving as a liaison between the Reporting group within the FIS team and the campuses/units related to report development and ongoing report maintenance. As a subject matter expert in Rutgers Finance/Accounting business processes, the Finance Business Analyst works closely with various campuses, as well as the central and business units to assess and document complex financial reporting requirements, assists with prioritization, develops and works with developers and other teams to create/enhance reports, coordinates with end users in testing, user acceptance, and deployment of developed reports. The Finance Business Analyst exemplifies superior understanding of financial reports, reporting tools, such as Tableau, as well as proficiency in other (e.g., Oracle) reporting tools, databases, etc.
Key duties of this position include:
Collaborates with users and management teams from campuses, central units and other units to gather and document business requirements for report development
Supports the University Controller's Office and the university's financial leadership in the evaluation of business requirements that affect financial reporting.
Analyzes business needs by working with business owners to determine whether existing processes and reports are in place, or if new reporting and analytics solutions need to be designed and developed.
Assists with developing and implementing reporting and analytic solutions using Tableau for financial reporting and decision making.
Works with central accounting staff and university-wide end-users and committees, assists with developing solutions to various business needs related to financial reporting and analytics.
Creates technical/functional requirements and specification documents.
Creates/modifies system reports as needed using Tableau reporting tool.
Develops test plans, test cases, and test scripts, performs initial (unit and integration) tests of the developed reports and coordinates with end-users and management to perform user acceptance tests (UAT).
Provides timely and professional guidance and direction to end users with a high level of quality assurance.
Works with the help desk team and system to ensure that end users are receiving customer service on a timely basis.
Resolves complex customer-service issues that require higher-level support.
Communicates with trainers and end users regarding new reports, enhancements and report issues.
Defines training needs related to financial reports and supporting systems.
Supports university-wide communication and training initiatives related to financial reporting; and performs other related duties assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business, Technology or related field.
A minimum of 5 years related experience in Accounting/Finance/Business.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated proficiency in Accounting and related business processes; strong understanding of financial reporting and related areas.
Deep understanding of financial systems and reporting tools; ability to understand complex, integrated, state-of-the-art and legacy computer systems.
Experience in leading or playing a vital role in system implementations.
Exemplary knowledge of software development life cycle (SDLC) principles and methodologies.
Deep knowledge of business analysis, requirements gathering, and documentation using industry best practices.
Skilled in planning, organization and project management activities.
Team player with exceptional interpersonal skills and a desire to provide superior customer service to end users.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as negotiation skills.
Working knowledge of SQL.
Proficient in MS Office including Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.
Preferred experience using Oracle Fusion ERP and the following reporting tools: Financial Reporting Studio, BI Publisher and Oracle Transactional Business Intelligence (OTBI)
Experience using Excel add in Smart View for ad hoc reporting from a connection to the ERP database
Posting Number: 19ST1299
Location: Off Campus
Internal Number: 83673
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.