ERP Financials Business Specialist

Recruitment #240215-4972AR-001


The State of Connecticut, Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is currently seeking dynamic, analytical individuals who are eager to contribute their expertise within the Core-CT division as an ERP Financials Business Specialist on our Human Resource Management Team (HRMS). Join our team and embark on a rewarding career that offers growth, superlative benefits, and a culture that encourages work/life balance.

  • Work for a Forbes top company - ‘Forbes’:  State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023
  • Comprehensive health and dental insurance, providing you with peace of mind and access to quality healthcare
  • Robust pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings to secure your financial future
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation days, sick leave, personal days, and 13 holidays per calendar year
  • We are an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, which means you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.
  • A culture that recognizes the importance of work/life balance and offers alternate work schedules and telecommuting options
  • Opportunities to invest in your professional growth and development with training programs, tuition reimbursement, and opportunities for advancement within the State of Connecticut
  • Connecticut is a strong community with a lot to offer in entertainment, food and shopping, recreation in our beautiful state parks and forests, diverse culture, and rich history. Learn more about all Connecticut has to offer.
  • Full-Time, 40 hours per week
  • Monday through Friday
  • Location: 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06106
  • Hybrid (office/telework) may be available
  • You possess extensive knowledge of Core-CT Payroll and integration with other Core-CT Human Capital Management modules.
  • You’re systematic and organized and can interpret, analyze, document, and test business requirements.
  • You’re a problem-solver and enjoy working with the agency user population to identify solutions for complex business processes and statutory requirements.
  • You’re a strong independent contributor with a collaborative mindset, capable of contributing your expertise to a team atmosphere.
  • You want to do work that matters and want to build a better Connecticut with the Office of the State Comptroller, promoting economic growth, advocating for fiscal control, and championing policies that lower costs.
  • Assist in the processing of statewide payroll in Core-CT;
  • Troubleshoot and resolve complex issues; 
  • Gather requirements and documentation; 
  • Document, understand, and test business processes;
  • Implement and validate system upgrades and/or bugs and fixes; 
  • Review impacts to processes and procedures based upon system upgrades; 
  • Troubleshoot reports, analytics, queries, spreadsheets, and documents;
  • Develop documents and presentations and execute training; 
  • Participate in system activities, as needed. 
The Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) is an agency whose mission is to provide accounting and financial services, administer employee and retiree benefits, develop accounting policy and exercise accounting oversight, and prepare financial reports for the state, federal and municipal governments, and the public. 

We are located in the State Office Building at 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT. This state-of-the-art building offers free garage parking, an on-site cafeteria, and ergonomic workspaces.

Selection Plan

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  • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from one of the three branches of state government (i.e. Executive, Judicial or Legislative) to the other.
  • In order to be considered for this job opening you must be a current State of CT employee for at least six (6) months of full-time service or full-time equivalent service, absent any applicable collective bargaining language, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, but your application may be considered for future vacancies in this job class.
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In the Department of Administrative Services or Office of the State Comptroller this class is accountable for functioning as a specialist assigned to professional level statewide Core-CT Enterprise Resource Planning fiscal functions including integrated financials, supply chain management or enterprise services automation modules or an assigned integrated financials support area.


  • Performs specialized duties relating to assigned ERP module;
  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems;
  • Conveys technical information to agency user and communicates with technical teams;
  • Promotes understanding of relevant issues;
  • Determines and understands business and project requirements;
  • Develops solutions for agency issues within parameters of systems;
  • Identifies gaps and risks within project elements;
  • Conducts task analysis;
  • Performs cost/ benefit analysis;
  • Maps processes to meet business needs, evaluating and redefining processes;
  • Communicates difficult or complex issues and resolutions clearly and effectively to staff and agency users;
  • Oversees development of training programs that are applicable to assigned module;
  • Determines and addresses training gaps;
  • Develops comprehensive reports;
  • Participates in module and cross-module team meetings;
  • Develops or assists in development of procedures and documentation relating to assigned modules including creation and revisions to job aids;
  • Makes presentations;
  • Provides staff training and assistance;
  • Conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations;
  • May assign and review work; 
  • May participate in module project audit tasks;
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • Peoplesoft or ERP (system) integrated module knowledge;
    • principles and practices of public administration, governmental budget management and accounting including project costing;
    • the integration of modules;
  • Knowledge of
    • grants and contract preparation and administration;
    • purchasing principles and procedures;
    • asset management;
    • and ability to map business processes;
    • and ability to utilize programming logic, validation testing, script writing, SQL and other troubleshooting software;
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills;
    • oral and written communication skills;
    • analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Considerable ability to
    • prepare and analyze financial documents and reports;
    • understand how the application does or does not support the State’s business process;
    • identify, analyze and resolve highly complex business problems;
  • Ability to
    • utilize Enterprise Resource Planning systems for financial management;
    • conduct task analysis;
    • gather technical information and effectively communicate to the appropriate source;
    • train and make presentations;
  • Supervisory ability.


Eight (8) years of professional experience as a business analyst operating within financial systems.

NOTE: 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.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a professional capacity independently performing a full range of tasks in support of a specific module(s) within an integrated financials Enterprise Resource Planning system.

NOTE: For state employees this experience is interpreted at the level of an ERP Financials Business Analyst.


  • 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 (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
  • A Master's degree in public administration, business administration or accounting may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
  • For state employees two (2) years as an ERP Financials Business Analyst may be substituted for the General and Special Experience.


  • Experience processing and reviewing transactions in the Core-CT Payroll and Human Capital Management modules.
  • Experience interpreting and maintaining State of Connecticut payroll principles and policies.
  • Experience interpreting, analyzing, documenting, and testing business requirements to resolve complex issues.
  • Experience communicating information to diverse populations, including verbal and written communication, presenting to large groups, and conducting training classes.
  • Experience managing and maintaining priorities and tasks with attention to detail to complete rapid turn-around of materials and successfully meet deadlines.
  • Experience utilizing Microsoft Teams to communicate in a team atmosphere and Microsoft Office software to develop resources and carry out general administration of work.


Employees in this class may be required to travel.




The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. If you require accommodations under the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Morgan Roane at or 860-702-3572.


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