Ithaca College
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance, Business Administration, Other Business & Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

Required Skills/Abilities:

The Business and Finance Business Process and Systems Analyst will be a subject matter expert, responsible for understanding the business capabilities of all financial applications and how those capabilities map to the strategy for the department. They will collaborate remotely with Business and Finance functional users and the IT team to interpret business needs and apply technology to support business requirements. This includes conducting business process analysis and solution design on financial processes, conveying technical requirements to IT team, coordinating projects, configuring functional processes in the systems, testing configurations and system enhancements, developing functional reports, ensuring timely delivery of requirements, writing technical configuration guides, and developing documentation and training for end users to increase process efficiency.  A strategic thinker and leader with excellent attention to detail, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a strong sense of integrity, confidentiality, professionalism, and project management skills.

  • Responsible for understanding the business capabilities and potential of all Business and Finance applications and how those capabilities map to the strategy for the department and College. Work closely with Business and Finance functional leads to develop and track department strategic goals that align with the College’s and department’s Strategic Vision and Plan.

  • Effectively communicate with functional and campus users to understand requirements. Conduct business process analysis on financial processes.

  • Convey organizational strategy, functional and technical requirements, scope, priority, and timeline for Business and Finance initiatives to IT team.

  • Configure functional processes in the financial system, test updates to existing configurations and newly implemented system enhancements, and develop functional reports.

  • Lead in the development of written documentation of business process, procedure, and system configuration; Provide oversight for the training of functional and campus users. Provide support and problem resolution to functional users and escalate to higher level support requests to IT as needed.

  • Maintains and supports financial systems based on operational and regulatory requirements established by the business and finance leadership team. Responsible for documenting changes to Business and Finance applications and business processes, developing risk and impact analyses, and driving functional efforts for defining test scripts and testing new implementations and enhancements resulting from business requests and system upgrades. Ensures that all testing has been successfully completed by functional and technical users and approved in a development/test environment prior to approving the release of any updates to production.

  • Serves as the primary liaison with IT on all system configurations and assist application development. Takes steps to ensure system and process standardization in configurations, and continually fosters the growth of system adoption rates of Business and Finance applications.

  • Responsible for the coordination of resources, schedules, and communication for Business and Finance system projects and leading system integration and implementation planning efforts. Identify, define, and document project requirements, scope, timeline, budget, decisions, and objectives. Ensure resource availability and allocation for projects. Ensure that all projects are delivered on time and within scope. Update all stakeholders on project progress, timelines, due dates, budget consumption, and outstanding items. Interface across the entire Business and Finance team as well as with other critical campus partners to ensure activities are executed timely and processes are well-documented to ensure process efficiency and end-user satisfaction.

  • Document and analyze current and future state processes and system interfaces to identify process improvement opportunities aimed at increasing process quality and efficiency.

  • Contribute and assist with other key business and finance projects as needed

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience; strong organizational, analytical, written, and verbal communication skills; excellent attention to detail; experience using, configuring, or implementing financial systems; working knowledge of business and financial operations; proven ability to evaluate existing programs and processes and to recommend, develop, and implement innovative solutions that create efficiencies and add value to business systems; ability to analyze data and develop solutions that add value to the organization; ability to build and establish trusting and effective relationships with functional, IT, and end users; strong collaboration and teamwork skills; ability to handle multiple tasks, and process confidential information is required.  

Work Environment:

This position is a remote opportunity. If hybrid or in person, most of the work of the incumbent is carried out within a generally accessible, safe, indoor environment. The incumbent will be required to operate a personal computer and associated equipment such as computer printers and other office equipment used in the day-to-day office operations. The incumbent may be required to deliver or pickup various correspondences or materials from other on campus locations and must be able to walk drive or make alternative transportation arrangements. 

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must apply online at and attach a resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately.

Ithaca College offers a generous benefits package including Health Insurance, 403b Retirement with 5% matching, Educational benefits and over a month of paid time away in your first year as a full time employee! Apply and come join our team to learn more!

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Visa sponsorship is not provided for this position.

About Us
At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

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