IT Business Analyst - Finance

  • University of Texas Permian Basin
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • Dec 22, 2023
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description


IT Business Analyst - Finance

Hiring Department

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Information Technology Services Department welcomes applications for the position of IT Business Analyst for Finance


Salary Range


$85,000.00 depending on qualifications


Essential Functions

The University of Texas Permian Basin's Information Technology Services (ITS) Office welcomes applicants for the position of Business Analyst - Finance. As an IT Business Analyst collaborating with the Finance and Purchasing departments, your role is instrumental in aligning technological solutions with business objectives. Your primary duties involve conducting thorough analyses of financial and purchasing processes, identifying opportunities for optimization and efficiency, and translating business requirements into comprehensive technical specifications.

Through close collaboration with stakeholders, you will facilitate communication between the IT team and the Finance and Purchasing departments, ensuring a shared understanding of goals and challenges. Data analysis will be a key aspect of your responsibilities, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning. Additionally, you will play a crucial role in change management, guiding the implementation of new IT solutions, and providing ongoing support to ensure successful integration and user adoption. Your ability to bridge the gap between technology and business needs will be essential in driving innovation, improving processes, and contributing to the overall success of the Finance and Purchasing departments.

1. Works with customers and IT teams to develop requirements, maintain application configuration, test, and supports and provide expert analysis for the PeopleSoft software module(s). Provides functional support and operational knowledge to lead the design, configuration and implementation of the application software modules or database and/or technical components.

2. Monitors records systems to ensure the integrity of the data. Identifies data issues within the PeopleSoft (FMS) software and resolves issues in a timely manner.

3. Responds to standard information requests; answer questions and finds solutions to unusual system problems. Assist with the creation and delivery of end-user training and training materials. Provides initial post implementation support to end users on production system.

4. Responsible for the test scenarios/scripts, coordinating testing efforts, participates in testing of designed solution and verify/validate results of conversion efforts and testing results.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Finance, or other related field.
2. Two (2) years working experience in a finance related role.
3. Ability to design/review test cases, process change requests, and manage a project's scope and deployment.
4. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft. Experience with Microsoft Office, SQL and Power BI.
5. Ability to apply technical judgement, solve a wide range of problems, develop practicable solutions, and apply consultative skills to assess user needs and provide support.
6. Ability to analyze data requirements and access methods; coordinate data exchanges and conversions; integrate multiple applications/systems.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office. Advanced knowledge of large database systems (specifically PeopleSoft.) Motivated to stay current with emerging technologies to recommend/implement improvements.
2. Provides ERP software expertise and operational knowledge to help in conducting fit-gap analysis; evaluation of designs and processes to make best practice decisions.
3. Facilitates decision-making to execute projects and contributes to the creation of accurate project plans.
4. Maintains positive working relationships with faculty and staff to foster collaboration in support of student learning and success.
5. Ability to evaluate current processes and determine how to work most efficiently in PeopleSoft. Ability to make recommendations and assist in implementing changes.
6. Confers regularly with supervisor, University personnel, and external organizations/individuals to exchange information and resolve problems.
7. Ability to balance priorities, accomplish assigned tasks within required time frames and shift between tasks without loss of continuity.
8. Must express ideas effectively in oral and written form. Competence to compose and edit correspondence, proposals and reports that may require the ability to relay complex or adverse information.

Additional Information

Required Application Materials


1. Cover Letter
2. Resume
3. List of References
4. Transcripts (Preferred)
5. Letters of Recommendation (Preferred)


Conditions of Employment


1. The job description is not a complete list of all responsibilities and duties performed by employees. Employees may perform other related duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor.
2. Employment is subject to an introductory period to monitor employee performance.
3. Once hired, the prospective employee must present documentation within three (3) days of the hire date to establish their identity and employment eligibility as required by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Applicants must be able to show proof of eligibility to work in the United States by time of hire. UTPB participates in e-Verify.
4. Employees must be able and willing to travel and perform duties away from campus as necessary and must be able to operate a licensed motor vehicle, have access to a dependable motor vehicle, and possess a valid state driver's license. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driver's record.
5. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.
6. UT Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




Generally, the normal work hours for the university are Monday through Thursday, 7:30 - 5:30 pm; Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm with a one-hour lunch. The individual holding this position may need to be available early morning, evening, and on weekends to meet the needs of the department. Hours worked may differ with some departments.


Standard Working Conditions


1. Able to lift various materials up to 25 pounds on an occasional basis.
2. Able to bend, crouch, and reach continuously.
3. Physically able remain seated, frequently to continuously.
4. Able to remain standing up to 15% of the time.
5. Possesses dexterity abilities required to perform job duties including extensive keyboard work, operating office equipment, performing filing, and other job-related responsibilities that include extensive wrist and hand movement.
6. Standard working conditions may differ depending on department and occupation


University Benefits


1. UT Permian Basin offers an excellent compensation package including heath, retirement, & fringe benefits for eligible employees.
2. Coverage includes medical, prescriptions, life insurance, AD&D, and matching retirement provided by UTPB.
3. You may also be eligible to add dental, vision, family coverage, & flex-spending accounts, additional retirement, and a few other coverages as options too.
4. Fringe benefits include tuition reimbursement (after one year of service), wellness breaks, employee assistant program (EAP), and meal deals, among other perks and discounts!
5. Our benefits package, along with an ample leave policy, make for a great total compensation package.


About the University


The University of Texas Permian Basin is located in Odessa, Texas. It was authorized by the Texas Legislature in 1969 and founded in 1973. The Permian Basin is one of the fastest-growing, culturally vibrant, economically invigorated regions of the country - full of industry, culture, and wide-open spaces. At the academic heart of this area sits The University of Texas Permian Basin - which every year, delivers smart, savvy leaders across the U.S.


As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, learning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing the technology and public interests of West Texas.


Our vision is that the University of Texas Permian Basin will be an innovative, responsive university that thinks large and lives local. We will lead in advancing education, research, economic competitiveness, and cultural enrichment.
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