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Business Systems Analyst

ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Business Systems Analyst 3 position will serve as an analyst and collaborate with the team members and business stakeholders to: clarify business operations, functions, requirements, provide gap analysis, document current and future states, identify and recommend solution alternatives, evaluate alternatives, and develop and recommend resulting business and change management approaches, strategies, processes, procedures, workflows, etc. The Business Systems Analyst will analyze, facilitate, model, optimize, and organize processes and information in order to elicit requirements, reconcile conflicts, and marry solution ideas with business needs. This full-time position is located in Portland, OR.

Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.

ACS Professional Staffing will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law.  The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

  • Provide user access and security to the Financial Management System and other associated systems within Finance.
  • Resolve production issues in the Financial Management System(s).
  • In collaboration with the FC staff, technical leads in IT, Sponsor and Project teams, resolve break-fix issues.
  • Perform root cause analysis and solve difficult problems with effective solutions by pursuing missing information and data requirements.
  • Troubleshoot issues and recommend next steps, document via a CRM ticket for Tech team; work with Tech team to fix and track defects; recommend interface changes and screen configuration.
  • Create and update test cases for upgrades to the PeopleSoft Financial system.
  • Provide technical expertise to project teams for F software upgrades
  • Add new functionality to existing PeopleSoft Financial systems.
  • Support implementation of new systems and process improvements.
  • Assess the viability of new system functionality provided in new releases or patches to applications or new applications.
  • Study the effect of changes on overall system operation.
  • Review recommendations for new capabilities.
  • Track new system installation and testing, user training, and the modification of existing systems.
  • Provide systems planning support, draft use case, and provide system mapping to foster the integration of upstream and downstream systems.
  • Facilitate resolution of conflicting priorities and requirements, as well as conflicting team positions in order to build consensus among stakeholders and project team members.
  • Study the system, system operations and maintenance issues, business practices, and procedures to determine the scope and content of specialized training programs designed to increase the skills and knowledge of staff members.
  • Prepare and support structured management of business documents and artifacts, such as training documentation, desk procedures, quick start guides, system requirements, and process designs; publish documents to systems and document storage sites.
  • Facilitate system testing; prepare or assist with preparation of test plans as appropriate to the scale of the changes to the system; collaborate with project/system staff on scope and rigor of testing, help arrange for testers, coordinate test plans, help implement testing, test if required, and compile or assist with compilation of test results; communicate or assist with communications with system IT staff on test plans, testing, and test results.
  • Maintain, update and track defects and enhancements in defect tracking tool; prepare and present reports to staff.
  • Perform appropriate testing of recommended and/or management-approved solutions, including creating/drafting and recommending new analytical tools or components, new or revised workflows, processes, standards, business-case criteria, and/or mitigation measures.
  • A degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Business Administration, Management (or closely related field) is preferred.
    • With an applicable Bachelor’s degree, 8 years of experience is required.
    • With an applicable Associates degree, 10 years of experience is required.
    • Without an applicable degree, 12 years of experience is required.
  • Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of business and systems analysis and progressively more technical in nature.
  • 2 years’ Finance PeopleSoft experience with experience using or analyzing Peopletools, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Deal Management, Lease Administration, Asset Management, General Ledger modules.
  • 2 years’ experience with system development, testing, resolving break-fix issues and tracking system defects.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010; knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office suite of products, sufficient to create Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, Visio flowcharts and diagrams and Microsoft Project inputs.
  • Technical writing skills and experience presenting information in various forms such as textual, graphical, and statistical.
  • Energy/utility industry experience.
  • Finance/Budget/Accounting experience.
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and/or Financial Systems experience (such as PeopleSoft).
  • Knowledge of integration techniques and testing.
  • Knowledge of PeopleSoft HRMIS – time and Labor and Payroll modules
  • Knowledge of business process improvement techniques as applied within the energy industry.
  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
  • Work sponsorship not available at this time. No third-party candidates considered for this position.

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