founded in 1831, is a diverse,
energetic liberal arts community where critical thinking and
practical idealism go hand in hand.
Wesleyan’s Information Technology Services ( ITS ) is agile,
energetic, and collaborative with dedicated support for
professional development and staff creativity.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Enterprise Systems, the IT and
Financial Systems Manager is hands on position responsible for
supporting and upgrading the Wesleyan Financials System ( WFS ).
WFS currently runs on PeopleSoft and includes General Ledger,
Purchasing, Accounts Payable, Asset Management, Project and Grants
Management and Cash Management applications. The Manager will need
to prioritize day-to-day support and troubleshooting for WFS
By the Summer of 2022, Wesleyan will have chosen between Workday
and Oracle in the Cloud for our new Human Resources and Finance
The Manager will provide strategic technical leadership in
collaboration with both Finance, HR, and the implementation teams
to guide process development, change management and financial
The Manager will have direct supervisory responsibility for an
Specific Responsibilities include:
- Work with IT and campus colleagues to prioritize and set
expectations for both current production support and project
- Lead the Finance and Administration’s move to a SaaS financial
- Lead project teams, assign action items to team members, follow
up on project deadlines, and hold teams accountable.
- Provide coaching, mentoring and supervision and manage
expectations of direct report(s). Collaboratively guide a combined
team of finance, IT, and outside partners to assess business and
functional needs, review potential solutions, and collaboratively
implement and test the best alternative.
- Collaboratively drive change management with Wesleyan and
outside implementation partners through documentation, sign-off,
- Use Service Now ticketing systems to maintain and streamline
Incident and Change maintenance.
- Other duties as assigned
This position offers a hybrid schedule which can include time in
the office and working remotely or a 100% remote option will only
be considered if you are living in a New England state (MA, VT, NH,
ME, CT, RI) or NY.
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 8 years of experience
working in Finance Systems or equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience.
An understanding of Finance operations and experience in
Finance data management and reporting.
Experience with day-to-day Financial System support and
Expertise of Peoplesoft technology or like systems (Banner, SAP ,
Multiple project life-cycle experiences including projects, major
system migrations, or upgrades as both a contributor and
Demonstrated skill in analyzing, understanding, and focusing on the
most important aspects of business requirements.
Experience in supervising individuals and projects.
A demonstrated ability to problem-solve and collaborate across
systems, projects, and departments.
A demonstrated ability to understand both WFS’s current and future
technology, as well as institutional business goals.
A demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with a wide range
of constituents – including comfort in advising senior-level
A contributor and leader who defines their success through the
success of their team.
Professional experience in the following: An object-oriented
programming language, relational databases, and utilizing modern
APIs ( REST / SOAP / XML - RPC ).
Experience with a SaaS ERP such as Workday or Oracle in the
Experience with HR and Benefits processing
Project Management Professional ( PMP ) Certification
Experience with integration Platform as a Service
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled. For full
consideration please apply by June 30, 2022 , when first review of
applications will begin.
Any and all offers to external applicants are contingent on
the candidate’s completion of a pre-employment background check
screening to the satisfaction of Wesleyan University.
Wesleyan requires all employees to be vaccinated against Covid 19
unless they meet the criteria for a medical or religious exemption.
New employees must be vaccinated prior to their start date. If an
employee needs an exemption for medical or religious reasons, they
must submit a request to Wesleyan and be approved before their
Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does
not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age,
gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital
status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder,
learning disability or physical disability, political belief,
veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or
non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from
women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries
regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination
policies should be directed to: Alison Williams, Vice President for
Equity & Inclusion/ Title IX Officer, 860-685-3927, email@example.com.