General Statement of Job
The Finance and HR Module Application Engineer analyzes user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve the existing Finance and HR computer systems. This position coordinates the implementation of purchased and/or in-house written software that is related to the Finance and HR systems.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Develops a complete understanding of the Banner Finance and HR modules and all of the related third party applications that integrate with that module.
- Create additional and maintain the various interfaces and extracts that integrate with the Finance and HR module.
- Conducts various projects for administrative divisions.
- Confers with personnel of organizational units to analyze current operational procedures, identify problems, and learn specific input and output requirements.
- Works cooperatively and effectively with end users, IT personnel, and vendors.
- Monitors vendor list serves and other communications to determine when patches and updates need to be applied to the Finance and HR modules.
- Writes detailed description of user needs, program functions, and steps required to develop or modify computer program.
- Reviews computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations to determine if requested program changes are possible within existing system.
- Studies existing Finance and HR information processing systems to evaluate effectiveness and suggests new processes or procedures in the system to improve production or workflow.
- Plans and prepares technical reports, memoranda, and instructional manuals.
- Writes queries and reports to satisfy governmental and in-house reporting needs.
- Helps prepare and upgrade the Finance and HR modules and corrects errors to maintain system.
- Audits security and integrity of Banner Finance and HR modules.
- Works with IS Help Desk and PC Support personnel on procedures and policies for client computer set up and resolution of non-routine end user problems related to Banner.
- Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university preferred.
Three to five years progressive related accounting and programming experience and/or training required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Requires a solid foundation of accounting experience.
- Requires the ability to use the computer programming languages of SQL, PL/SQL .
- Ability to learn and understand the functional requirements of the Finance module.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
- Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, vendor documentation and list-servs.
- Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
- Ability to effectively present information to administrators, faculty and staff.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, administrators, staff, vendors and members of the public).
- Requires the ability to use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
- Requires the ability to use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
- Requires the ability to repair, develop, or install complex software or management information systems.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard); and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE : The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.