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Business Systems Specialist

McAllen, TX 78501

Category: Accounting, Information Technology Job Number: 895 Pay Rate: 20.50

Job Description

Pay: $20.50
City: McAllen
Role and Responsibilities:
  • Manages and oversees report writing requests as well as serve as the lead to transfer reports from current system platforms to Banner and/or established platforms.
  • Analyzes and creates reports to support the maintenance of Finance and Administrative Services records, audits, and tracking, as needed.
  •  Assists with reporting for a wide variety of routine and ad-hoc needs using system programs, including but not limited to report writer programs (Argos, Toad, or Oracle SQL Developer), and MS Excel and Access.
  • Assists with all aspects of the enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and other application project research, comparisons, analysis, and implementations.
  • Assists with setting up, configuring, and ensuring automated reports occur reliably
  • Performs daily activities related to the regular maintenance of all data systems for the department.
  • Creates and analyzes monthly metrics taking initiative to visualize and analyze the data and recommend process efficiency improvements.
  • Assists with project planning, scheduling, communication and implementation of activities and is responsible for the management of software systems and tools.
  • Actively participates in the division’s information technology system projects and in the analysis, implementation and testing phases as well as eventual maintenance and support; ensures timely completion.
  • Maintains an inventory of information technology system projects and prepares project descriptions, notes, reports, and workflows.
  • Participates in the search process for new systems and software; maintains ad hoc solutions until new products are implemented.
  • Maintains an inventory of information technology systems and modules utilized by the Finance and Administrative Services division departments, including budgets and costs of each.
  • Works with the division’s systems staff to improve and/or automate current processes related to the department's databases, software programs, and systems.
  • Collaborates with other functions and business systems related topics.
  • Collaborates with the division’s systems staff to build strong interdepartmental relationships in order to ensure requirements and considerations are being incorporated into long-term plans as well as day to day services.
  • Reviews, creates, develops, and maintains website(s) 
  • Provides training support to all levels of system users, as needed.
  • Develops training materials and assists with or conducts end-user training sessions.
  • Assists with creating, reviewing and updating manuals, procedures, flowcharts and related user documentation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required skills:
  1. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  2. Strong computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook, the Windows environment, and internet research skills.
  3. Good critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  4. Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks with attention to detail, with state deadlines.
  5. Ability to work independently as well as a team player within department and with others.
  6. Ability to speak effectively to groups or employees, apply practical understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

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