Functional Business Analyst

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 037046 Department Code 31016-0001 Department Comptroller's Office Job Title Functional Business Analyst Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The General Accounting and Asset Management Functional Business Analyst provides support for all fiscal year end activities, including the closing of assets and financials system, daily generation of fiscal year end statements, nightly fiscal closings, and ongoing system validations. This is a key position in the Comptroller’s Office not only through the fiscal year close, but for monthly closings, system report development, ad-hoc reporting for the Comptroller leadership, and maintenance of the ledger system.
The Functional Business Analyst will work with members of the Comptroller’s Office and Information Technology Services ( ITS ) to support, analyze, design, and implement the financial applications and systems. This position serves as the primary liaison between departmental users and ITS, and although this is not considered a technical role, data analysis and report writing experience is an essential part of this position. The Functional Business Analyst identifies organizational strengths and weaknesses and offers strategic solutions and initiatives by staying current with emerging industry best practices. In this role the candidate will work to ensure that projects align with the University and Comptroller’s Office strategic goals.


Bachelor’s Degree + 3 years of experience with accounting software preferred.

Job Specific Qualifications

Accounting experience in a higher ed institution preferred.
Experience with PeopleSoft and/or Tableau report writing is desirable.


Provides senior level functional support and analysis for one or more of the university’s ERP application modules. Acts as a strategic partner between the business community and IT development teams to troubleshoot and resolve complex data or transaction issues related to business applications.

Fiscal Year End / Monthly Financial Close Processes. Includes allocations, journals for system feeds, financial statement report development. Some flexibility in work hours required during month end and fiscal year end closing.

Daily monitoring of system functionality and audits to ensure timely and accurate reporting to Comptroller leadership.

Maintains and audits system security and acts as the data steward to maintain data integrity.

Report writing, maintenance and conversion of existing reports.

Other position-related duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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