Financial Information Systems Manager

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Index/Position No.: 40100/110690
Level 12
Position Title: Financial Information Systems Manager
Department: Office of Financial Services

Expectations for All Employees

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Function of Position

Responsible to the Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration for the management of all technology resources in Financial Services.  This position is responsible for developing and coordinating testing plans for the implementation of new business systems and projects; establishing roles to provide internal control and limit risks in employee access to financial information; serving as web designer for all departmental webpages and forms; assisting in management of university wide electronic payment systems, including design of departmental payment websites; developing specialized accounting reports using report writing software; coordinating, testing, and maintenance of the check and tax form printing and electronic distribution system; acting as lead for various complex projects; and performing other related duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

Administers, coordinates and participates in all tasks, projects and implementations that involve technological projects which affect Financial Services.

Provides leadership for the implementation and maintenance of all finance information systems and related third-party software. 

Provides technical and functional support for Financial Services departments.

Provides specialized ad hoc report for Financial Services departments.

Administers university-wide ERP finance security system, establishing minimum standards for user access and authorizing and setting up Banner finance security for all new or changed access.

Coordinates updating, testing, and maintenance of the check and tax form printing and electronic distribution system for Financial Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Bursar Office.

Serves as liaison between Financial Services and Information Technology Services on all technical issues.

Manages planning, testing, and implementing upgrades for computer systems; provides leadership for project teams for enhanced technology.

Maintains websites for Financial Services, including annual review of all pages and forms, and design of electronic payment websites for departments.

Administers annual review of websites for the Division of Finance and Administration to ensure compliance with University web standards, accuracy of site content and functionality of the sites.

Secondary Functions

Serves on university committees as necessary.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of a variety of computer systems and software applications.

Ability to understand business processes and improve them with technical tools .

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to extract and analyze data.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.

Ability to establish priorities and meet objectives.

Supervision Given and Received

Performs under general supervision. Determines own methods of performing assigned work.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; knowledge of computer information systems; ability to understand business processes and improve them with technical tools; three to five years related experience; experience in higher education preferred; experience in ERP environment preferred.

September 2015

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