Business Systems Analyst

University of Wisconsin

Madison, WI

Job posting number: #7234333

Posted: April 2, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary:
The Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) within the Administrative Systems Portfolio is transforming the finance, human resources, and research administration support environment across the UW-System, while focusing on people, processes, and technology. This includes implementation of a new Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) system (Workday) and supporting structures for document management and data warehousing. The Business Systems Analyst will serve a vital role within the Administrative Transformation Program (ATP) in supporting UW-System campuses as they complete activities required for a successful July 2025 deployment.

This individual in this position will formulate and define systems scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems and industry requirements; devise or modify complex information systems, including analysis of business and user needs, documenting requirements, and revising existing system logic difficulties as necessary and determine and recommend programs required for optimal problem solution within cost/performance objectives; participate in requirements planning and feasibility determination; perform analyses and prepare reports to ensure that programs meet or exceed schedule commitments, work on tasks including project or functional requirements, functional design, functional configuration, testing and documentation.

The Business systems analyst will support the objectives of ATP and campus partners, document processes and requirements, perform system configuration, coordinate, plan and execute testing efforts, and use a variety of project management tools to track and report status and progress.

The successful candidate is an excellent communicator, critical thinker, motivated with a positive attitude, and able to independently work on and balance priorities for multiple initiatives.

Responsibilities:
Makes final determinations on systems requirements and technology selection and performs complex data analysis to ensure data management objectives are met. Provides guidance to lower level staff and serves as a subject matter expert to leadership.
40% Provides direction for the mapping of business processes using advanced process-mapping methodologies
10% Makes recommendations in the selection of technology solutions to align with business strategies
5% Provides guidance to lower level staff in the design, development, and implementation of data reporting and business intelligence systems
10% Designs, develops, and implements complex data reporting and business intelligence systems
5% Provides advanced procedural and technical guidance to unit staff regarding technology usage and management
5% Develops and assesses opportunities for new unit staff training opportunities
25% Serves as a subject matter expert to institutional and unit leadership on critical technology issues
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Education:
Preferred
Bachelor's Degree

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:
1. Business analysis experience. Preference for candidates with 3+ years of experience or education equivalent
2. Ability to perform complex data analysis
3. Strong communication skills; written and verbal
4. Excellent notetaking skills with attention to detail
5. Ability to synthesize themes and organize notes in a format useful to project managers

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience in reporting, analytics, or business intelligence
2. Experience working in a higher education setting
3. Experience working with an ERP system implementation
4. Experience in Finance, Human Resources, or Research Administration
5. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate sensitive information effectively.
6. Demonstrated experience working effectively with senior leaders and ability to act as a partner and trusted advisor.




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