Financial Business Analyst

Santa Barbara, California
Finance & Economics (Business and Financial Operations Occupations)
Job Type
Working Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
US$ 38.00 - US$ 41.00 per hour
Ref. Number
Costanza, Daniel S., Spherion
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Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Financial Business Analyst who will analyze and design highly complex custom databases and reports drawing from numerous internal and campus data sources based on organizational needs and management strategic recommendations. Continuously and systematically review systems and processes, identifying needs regarding system design and reporting to comply with changing feeder and downstream systems, policies and control requirements. Under the direction of the Business & Financial Planning Manager, the Business Analyst supports Design, Facilities and Safety Services (DFSS) in the areas of :
- financial reporting and strategic planning
- identifying business process and internal control issues and problem solving through analysis of business systems and user needs
- designing complex databases, queries, reports and user interfaces

Our ideal candidate will be responsible but not limited to the following:
-Documenting complex business processes and systems; prepares plans and proposals for the improvement of systems, procedures and processes.
-Writing test scripts and tests system changes

Working hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Candidate must maintain a high level of proficiency in database and query tools such as SQL Server, Excel, Access and Hyperion. Possesses solid operational and capital accounting skills, general ledger reconciliations and budget transactions, and campus financial systems. Possesses ability to work under deadline pressure, handling multiple projects concurrently, and dealing with sensitive and confidential issues.Collaborate with division and campus partners to plan, design, test and implement systems and integrations. Works on issues that impact project success while addressing future concepts of dependent systems at various stages of systems development life cycle (SDLC). Participate in multiple cross-functional teams to address complex business and systems issues. Create functional specifications and review technical specifications. Create test scripts and plans for implementing new systems, upgrades and process improvements. Troubleshoot issues and test resolutions to approve for production environment. Create training documents and scenarios for systems integration and user acceptance testing.
Support the financial business & systems operations of DFSS utilizing various data sources unique to campus. Create highly complex scripts and business processes to produce financial budget and forecast reports across multiple operational units, reconcile systems data and recharge operations in approximately 170 distinct funds and 190 distinct accounts, with approximately 400 account-fund combinations.


1-4 years

Bachelor's degree is preferred for this position. We are looking for highly skilled applicants with experience in Finance, Economics, Accounts Payable, Finance Management .

If you're interested in this great career opportunity please apply today! Thank you.

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