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Company: University of Rhode Island
Location: Kingston
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Posting Number SF01060 Job Title Specialist, Controllers Office/Financials Functional Support Position Number 107805 FTE 1.00 FLSA Exempt Position Type Professional Staff Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc Pay Grade Level 12 Pay Grade Range $58,317 - $88,662 Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent Department Controller's Office Contact(s)

Please note: Job applications must be submitted directly online only at: ( Contact Phone/Extension Contact Email Physical Demands Campus Location Kingston Grant Funded No Extension Contingency Notes Job Description Summary


Support the functional operations of the Universitys PeopleSoft Financial management system. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, functional production support, new development, upgrade testing, implementation, university wide training and data reconciliation. Work closely with PeopleSoft Financial functional and technical resources to maintain and enhance the financial systems, and support the functional users throughout the University.

Duties and Responsibilities


Working as part of a production support team, provide end user support and training. Document and test PeopleSoft as needed. Help desk support for the functional financial users when production issues are encountered.

Develop, update, and maintain system documentation and training material for functional users.

Develop and conduct training classes/videos using various methods for new and existing functional users on PeopleSoft Financials.

Responsible for meeting with functional users on a regular basis to understand and assist with any business or system issues. Help with business process flow enhancements. Assist in the creation of data conversion for new interfaces.

Perform or assist power users on functional testing for production issues, application fixes, functionality enhancements, upgrades and new implementation.

Assist with developing, updating, and maintaining system documentation and training material for functional users.

Complete or assist in the development of routine or special financial reports or queries.

May assume the role of the functional Power User for a specific module, with responsibility for creating and running queries, assisting with data reconciliation, and running processes when needed.

Assist with administration and maintenance of the PeopleSoft Financial Security for functional users. Support functional network users within the Controllers staff by serving as liaison with the Universitys Network Administrators and the State of Rhode Island ERP and payroll systems.

Assist with hardware and software support within the Controllers Department.


Perform additional duties as assigned.


Personal computers, printers; Microsoft products including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.

Required Qualifications


1. Bachelors degree in accounting, business administration, finance, computer science or other business related field.

2. Minimum of three years of experience working with financial applications/ ERP systems.

3. Demonstrated computer skills, including Microsoft Office products.

4. Demonstrated presentation skills.

5. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.

6. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7. Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities and to be a team player.

8. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications


1. Demonstrated PeopleSoft Financials experience with production support and ongoing maintenance.

2. Demonstrated PeopleSoft 9.2 experience with travel and expenses.

3. Minimum one year experience developing and training end users with various training tools.

4. Demonstrated problem solving experience.

5. Demonstrated experience working with large amounts of data using pivot tables, VLOOKUP and macros.


Environmental Conditions

The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 05/20/2021 Closing Date 06/18/2021 Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 3 ( PDF ) documents to your online Employment Application:

(#1) Cover letter.

(#2) Resume.

(#3) Other Doc References names and contact information of three professional references.

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Keywords: University of Rhode Island, Warwick , Controller, Other , Kingston, Rhode Island

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