The Finance Systems and Security Analyst serves as a lead in the security configuration process for the finance modules and serves as a business analyst who understands the system setup and the impacts and downstream effects of those setup decisions. This role involves working closely with module leads and other stakeholders to maintain the configuration in Oracle for non-grant-related finance modules, ensuring data security and access control. The Business Analyst will also oversee quarterly update processes and assist the Controller's office departments in enhancing business processes needed for smooth operations. Additionally, the role will involve problem-solving and supporting various teams in making informed decisions related to Oracle security.
$65,000 - $75,000
Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study.
In lieu of the education requirement, additional related experience, above and beyond what is required, on an equivalent year for year basis may be substituted.
3 years of related experience in any combination of the following:
Oracle security and computer system capabilities.
Enterprise applications and database-driven applications.
Finance operations and higher education financial systems.
Demonstrated knowledge of financial systems
Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
Executes internal control programs established by management, researches new regulations, and recommends and implements approved changes
Works closely with the Assistant Director of Finance and Research Systems to prioritize requests for assistance in developing or enhancing business processes, ensuring university security standards are met
Develops plans, provides recommendations, and evaluates decisions made by management regarding Oracle financial management, procurement and security, working collaboratively with the Controller's office departments, the Rice Office of Information Technology, and Oracle consultants.
Performs and designs ad hoc analyses of large complex data sets; reconciles complex accounts.
Develops reports and presentations of complex financial data and metrics for management and third parties
Develops and maintains desktop procedures and process documentation for area of responsibilities
Defines requirements, develops and implements complex test cases, performs system testing and analyzes results
Performs other duties as assigned
Manages compliance program for area of responsibility
Creates complex compliance reports
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business, management information systems, or related field.
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