Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

ERP Financials Business Analyst

Recruitment #210714-4971AR-001

Introduction

 

The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC), is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, to administer employee and retiree benefits, to develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and to prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments and the public. 

We are recruiting for a full-time ERP Financials Business Analyst to work in the Core-CT Division.  The individual in this role  will be working with the HCM and Pension team and supporting the processing of service purchases, pension enrollment, periodic process and service and contributions processing.  The incumbent in this position will also be responsible for supporting transactions that integrate into other modules, i.e., CRM, Financials, and Payroll.  In addition, this position will be responsible for testing updates, system upgrades, assisting in processing of year end processing, and supporting day to day issues regarding pension calculations and transactional processing.

This is a full-time, Monday through Friday, 40hr/week position. The Office of the State Comptroller is located in the newly-renovated State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue.  This state-of-the-art building offers an on-site cafeteria, free garage parking, and ergonomic workspaces.  The OSC offers an excellent salary and offers a competitive benefits plan that includes healthcare coverage, a retirement plan, as well as paid time off! 

Selection Plan

Please ensure that your application is complete and you have included a resume within the "Resume Tab" of your application. Candidates who do not submit the required documents will not be considered.   NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, attendance records, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.  This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQ’s) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date.  Please regularly check your email for notifications. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

Questions about these required documents should be directed to the hiring agency's human resources office: Bonnie.Schlechtweg@ct.gov.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements and preferred qualifications of the position. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account and/or via email.

Please note that applications to this recruitment process may be used for future vacancies.

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Administrative Services or Office of the State Comptroller this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in support of statewide Core-CT Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) fiscal functions including integrated financials, supply chain management or enterprise services automation modules or an assigned integrated financials support area.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Provides support to users within assigned module(s); provides customer support through ticket system or other communication; troubleshoots and resolves routine problems and system issues; assists in diagnosis and resolution of common application problems; assists with business process mapping and business requirement gathering; collaborates with information technology staff concerning technical programming requirements; assists with implementation of system upgrades and modifications and loads data into test environment; tests and performs troubleshooting analysis; participates in data clean-up and conversion activities; conveys technical information to agency user and promotes understanding of relevant issues; develops or assists in development of reports specific to assigned modules utilizing ERP system; tests and troubleshoots data produced from reports ensuring integrity of data and results; assists with identification, development and execution of training related to ERP system and assigned modules; participates in module team meetings; may develop functional procedures and documentation; may make presentations; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Knowledge of Peoplesoft and/or an ERP (system) modules; knowledge of principles and practices of public administration, governmental budget management and accounting including project costing; some knowledge of the integration of modules; some knowledge of and ability to map business processes; some knowledge of and ability to utilize programming logic, validation testing, script writing, SQL and other troubleshooting software; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; analytical and problem solving skills; ability to prepare and analyze financial documents and reports; ability to utilize Enterprise Resource Planning systems; some ability to understand how the application does or does not support the State’s business process; some ability to train and make presentations; some ability to gather technical information and effectively communicate to the appropriate source.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Six (6) years of professional experience as a business analyst operating within financial systems.
Business analyst is defined as serving as a liaison between business units, technology and support teams interpreting the business needs of an organization and translating into application and operational requirements.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training in business administration, accounting, finance, public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (l5) semester hours equaling one-half (l/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
3. For State Employees one (1) year as an Accountant, Contract Analyst or Fiscal Administrative Officer involving work with the Core-CT financial Enterprise Resource Planning system may be substituted for the General Experience.
4. Completion of a Connecticut Career Trainee program with the target of ERP Financials Business Analyst may be substituted for the General Experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with the following experience and training:
• 2 years + experience and knowledge of PeopleSoft 9.2 HCM and Pension
• Experience and knowledge of Retirement policies and procedures, relating to Service Purchases and Pension Plans
• Experience and knowledge of PeopleSoft reporting, analytical tools and workflow, i.e., EPM, STARs, PLSQL and PSQuery
• Good communication, organization and planning skills
• Good presentation skills and the ability to train
• Experience and knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Teams
• Knowledge of state statutes, GAAP, State Accounting Manual, and state accounting policies and procedures
• Attention to detail and proficient with technical analysis

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this class may be required to travel.

Conclusion

NCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGES AND THOSE RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE INDICATED ABOVE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. 

An Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.  The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.  If you are requesting special accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) please contact Bonnie Schlechtweg at 860.702.3323 or Bonnie.Schlechtweg@ct.gov.







The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.