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Business Analyst

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OVERVIEW:
The IT Business Analyst is an 18-month term positionin the University Budget Office, the organization responsible for managing theuniversity's Consolidated and General Funds budget processes and related budgetsystems. Reporting to the Director ofBudget Management, the Business Analyst will be part of a team that is workingto implement the university's main budgeting system, Tidemark. This positionwill include considerable focus on documenting and operationalizing the systemas it has been built out so far while also participating in efforts toimplement system enhancements. Candidateswith financial/budgeting system experience are strongly preferred.
JOB PURPOSE:
Specifyrequirements and/or design solutions for business information systems andincorporate new technical systems to improve work-flow, production, efficiencyand effectiveness. May serve as project lead.
CORE DUTIES :
Coordinate the implementation of new or modified business systems.
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.
Translate business processes into system requirements and/or development of systems solutions.
Develop instructional materials, training and job aids.
Specify functional analysis and design and work with developers and analysts to recommend solutions and resolve system issues.
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.
Analyze new business requirements, assist with feasibility of enhancement requests, system functionality, current system use and user needs.
- Other duties may also be assigned
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Education& Experience:
Bachelor'sdegree and five years relevant experience or a combination of education andrelevant experience.
Knowledge,Skills and Abilities:
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.
Skill in developing and conducting training programs.
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS :
Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
Frequently sit, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
Occasionally stand/walk, use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will providereasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requiresaccommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work extended hours.
WORK STANDARDS:
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
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.

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