Business Analyst – FHRIS, Information Technology

  • Northwest Missouri State University
  • Remote (Maryville, MO, USA)
  • Feb 28, 2022
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Human Resources & Affirmative Action Other Administrative Positions

Job Description




EMPLOYMENT TERMS: Full-time position; This position has the ability to work remotely

PRIMARY DUTY: The Business Analyst – FHRIS (Finance, & Human Resources Information Systems) will work with the Enterprise Applications Team and the offices of Finance (Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Purchasing, Payroll etc.) and Human Resources to support Ellucian Banner along with other enterprise applications on campus.



  1. Serve as the liaison between the offices of Finance and Human Resources and Enterprise Applications to improve business initiatives by playing a key role in developing and implementing a comprehensive plan for the effective use of technology within the offices of Finance and Human Resources.
  2. Act as subject matter expert in area(s) of responsibility and participate in cross-functional team meetings to develop and implement business solutions and optimize operations.
  3. Is responsible for supporting Ellucian Banner in coordination with Finance and Human Resources.
  4. Identify and improve efficiencies by recommending modifications to business processes and system configuration changes. Document application system configurations and procedures.
  5. Coordinate FHRIS third-party products that integrate with Ellucian Banner System support including but not limited to TouchNet Information Systems (student bill payment and credit card processing), NeoGov, Evisions , and UC4/Atomic Software (program submission).
  6. Is responsible for implementing upgrades and troubleshooting issues to improve business processing and operational efficiency.
  7. Define and create test plans for Ellucian released upgrades, and test procedures based on requirements. Coordinate testing and analyze test results by following up with functional users and Ellucian action line, list serves, etc.
  8. Continuously looking for Process Improvement and Operational Excellence to support HR and Finance offices.
  9. Manage competing resources and priorities.
  10. Monitor deliverables and ensure timely completion of projects by coordinating with Tech resources.
  11. Perform other duties as assigned.


WORKING CONDITIONS: This position will work the normal hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with an hour lunch break. This position may be flexible with the hours worked to include nights and weekends when needed. This position has the capability to work on campus or include remote work.           


EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS USED: Computers, Ellucian Banner software, along with their third-party integrations  


TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Ability to lift up to 20 pounds


COMMUNITY: Northwest Missouri State University is located in Maryville, Missouri, a community of 12,000 with a diverse economy, and a strong industrial base. Maryville is located 45 miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri and 90 miles north of Kansas City, Missouri. For more information visit the website at


UNIVERSITY: With an enrollment of more than 7,200 students, Northwest is a coeducational, primarily residential four-year university that offers a broad range of undergraduate and selected graduate programs on its Maryville campus as well as its Northwest-Kansas City location at the Northland Innovation Center and through Northwest Online.


Founded in 1905, Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.


The University is a national model for student success and career placement. In addition, 96 percent of Northwest bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, names Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.


Furthermore, its vibrant and diverse learning community offers more than 150 student organizations, and textbooks and a laptop are included in tuition, which is among the lowest in the nation, saving students an estimated $7,200 over four years. Northwest also offers 1,200 student employment positions, allowing students to build professional skills through its internationally benchmarked student employment program. Designated the Missouri Arboretum, the Northwest campus was named one of the “50 Most Amazing University Botanical Gardens and Arboretums in the U.S.”


For more information about Northwest and its performance, visit


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Until the position is filled

Preferred and Required Qualifications


Education: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university 

Experience: Business Process Analysis and Improvement experience

Skills: Demonstrate strong problem solving skills; be a self-starter with a can-do attitude; excellent customer relationships skills; good communication skills; good verbal and written skills; ability to learn the Degree Works software including stylesheets, modifications, etc.

Application Details

TO APPLY: Please fill out a Northwest application online by clicking to reach our employment opportunities listing. You will also need to submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three references in order for your application materials to be complete. Please contact the Office of Human Resources at 660-562-1127 or email for more information.


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