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Financial Systems Analyst

Financial Systems Analyst

Requisition ID 
Job Category  
5290 - Finance
Job Status 
Temporary Appointment (Contract)
Hiring Range 
$48,620.74 - $72,931.10

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The Financial Systems Analyst position is a contract position within Finance from December 2017 to
January 2019. The Financial Systems Analyst reports to the Associate Director, Audit and
Communications providing accounting and system support during the stabilization stage of deploying the
Unit4 financial system. Support may extend beyond the Unit4 financial system to other finance-related
systems, such as Concur Expense and CentreSuite purchasing card


Setup and maintain key elements in the financial or finance-related systems

  • Creating and maintaining users along with granting and removing user access, including any necessary user configuration.
  • Creating and maintaining work orders, which is the cornerstone of the Unit4 financial system, including any configuration related to interfacing work orders to external systems.
  • Enter and review data to ensure the Unit4 system is set up accurately and completely. Examples include delivery location setup and populating various relations and flexi-fields.

Interfaces from external systems to the Financial System

  • Interface transactions from external systems confirming the sent and received transaction counts and amounts. Identify system weaknesses and recommend improvements

Assist in developing documentation related to the Financial System(s)

  • Document business processes, identify system and internal control weaknesses and recommend business process improvements, system enhancements and compensating controls as appropriate.
  •  Develop and enhance user training manuals and online tutorials providing recommendations to improve the user experience. Assist with front-line support of the University community, primarily for the Unit4 system, and development of a frequently asked questions manual for the Financial Systems group.


  •  Accountabilities may vary as implementation issues are identified and addressed. Assignments will focus on a combination of system setup, accounting and user experience.
  • Participate in other department projects as required



  • University undergraduate degree, preferably in accounting or information systems or equivalent education and experience


  • Experience working in an accounting environment
  • Working knowledge of auditing practices and procedures is an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel
  • Experience in a customer service environment is required


  • Knowledge of a financial ERP system, accounting principles and strong internal controls is required
  • Conceptual thinker who is able to research, investigate and analyze current and potential changes to business processes
  • Superior interpersonal, communication and listening skills 
  • Strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail  Time management skills
  • High degree of discretion, judgement, sensitivity, tact and diplomacy
  • Works independently with a strong work ethic  Recognized as a team player who interacts respectfully and builds consensus