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Another Source’s client, Stanford University, is recruiting an IT Business Analyst to join their Strategic Initiatives and Program Management team within Financial Management Services.

Here’s a little about Stanford University and the position they are recruiting for:

When people think of Stanford, they think of one of the most prestigious academic institutions anywhere—a culture of research and entrepreneurship, where freedom to innovate continually extends the horizon of the possible. What they might not think about is the small city of staff members who contribute to every aspect of this world-changing enterprise. Every member of Stanford’s staff has an important job to do, and each takes pride and finds meaning in being part of an exceptional university.

Financial Management Services is an organization within Business Affairs, whose vision is "to work together to make administration seamless and efficient to enable and support teaching, learning and research." Financial Management Services (FMS), along with the other organizations in Business Affairs, works to provide integrated financial, technical, business and human resource services for the benefit of the Stanford community.

As a key member of the Strategic Initiatives and Program Management team, you will be responsible for specifying requirements and/or design solutions for business information systems and incorporate new technical systems to improve work-flow, production, efficiency and effectiveness. You’ll support assigned projects to ensure that the University’s procure-to-pay needs are addressed in an efficient and optimal manner. May serve as project lead at times. In this position, you will work closely with the Financial Management Consulting and Support, Procurement and Administrative Systems teams, as well as other Central departments to identify areas where P2P processes can be improved.

• Translate business processes into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions.
• Analyze new business requirements; assist with feasibility of enhancement requests, system functionality, current system use and user needs.
• Specify functional analysis and design and work with developers and analysts to recommend solutions and resolve system issues.
• Review, research and evaluate software to determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed business systems; assist or develop preliminary and detailed system design documentation.
• Perform testing of new systems, upgrades and patching of existing systems; plan, conduct and document results of testing.
• Advise users requiring assistance in solving complex problems or issues regarding management and business systems.
• Analyze data and provide data sets to users for analysis. May include development of operational and analytical reports for end users.
• Liaise with external vendors or partners in support of business systems, which may include system development, implementation and/or operations.
• Coordinate the implementation of new or modified business systems.

• Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.
• Knowledge of, computer system capabilities, business processes, and work flow.
• Experience with enterprise applications and understanding of database driven applications.
• Strong understanding of the software development life cycle.
• Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting management studies and in systems analysis.
• Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology.
• Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group meetings.
• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems expertise and business needs.
• Strong listening, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to design and document complex business systems.
• Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to approach problems logically and systematically.
• Ability to write test scripts, conduct user acceptance testing sessions and report issues and enhancement requests in issue tracking system.
• Ability to work independently and work on multiple assignments.
• Experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
• Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge and understanding of university operations, administration, community and mission
• Experience in the procure-to-pay process and functions including spend, contract and vendor management programs
• Experienced with Oracle Financial systems (release 12+), specifically with Procurement modules a plus
• Proficiency in SQL queries and working knowledge of query tools (Toad, SQL Plus, Golden6 etc)

This position is for one year fixed term and provides the same benefits as a continuing employee; competitive pay that reflects market trends, and benefits that increase financial stability and promote healthy, fulfilling lives. An award-winning employer, Stanford offers an exceptional setting for professionals looking to advance their careers.

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Another Source works with their clients, on a retained project basis, to maximize the recruiting process.

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Health Insurance|Vision Insurance|401(k)|Tuition Reimbursement|Flex Schedule|Telecommuting
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