Human Resources Employment Opportunities

Finance Systems Access & Security Analyst

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Position Type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Controller's Office
Pay Grade: 33
Date opened: Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

General Summary: 

As a key member of the Controller’s office team, The Financial Systems Access and Security Analyst plays a vital role in keeping UMass Boston’s proprietary and sensitive data secure. They will work inter-departmentally as well as UMass system-wide to identify and correct systems issues and provide access while recommending specific measures that improve the university’s internal business processes. The Finance Systems Access and Security Specialist is responsible for the administration of finance systems security access, development of analytical reports, and technical solutions for complex financial business processes.  This position requires interaction with many academic and financial areas of the campus and colleagues of the University of Massachusetts President’s Office (UITS, UPST, UIA, etc.). 

Examples of Duties:

  • Serve as the campus data custodian for all finance system access including but not limited to PeopleSoft, UMPlan, Summit, and BuyWays.
  • Define and ensure consistent assignment and usage of security roles and permission lists across the campus.
  • Review security requests for completeness and appropriateness and forwards to the campus IT security administrator for access execution.
  • Coordinate removal of security access for staff departing the institution and updates for staff transferring within the organization.
  • Conduct analytical review of security access across all components of the financial system.
  • Researches, diagnoses and resolves various security access issues.
  • Assists in the design, implementation and maintenance of Controller Office electronic form processes.
  • Maintain all relevant finance security email distribution lists.
  • Create & maintain job aids and documentation related to finance security business processes.
  • Ensure the Controller Office website is updated with finance security related forms and documents in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the execution and analysis of the annual finance security review process.
  • Identify and coordinate signatory updates for departmental delegation of spending authority.
  • Serve as campus representative to University Information Technology Services (UITS) for financial system security access.
  • Responsible for other duties as assigned by the Controller and GL Systems & MIS Administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Education - Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Business, Accounting/Finance with a high level of computer literacy, or commensurate degree and/or experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience in business systems and/or financial operations.
  • Proven ability to document business processes, both technical and operational.
  • Expertise in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge of accounting principles, financial operations, auditing practices, system integrity and quality controls.
  • Proven skills in designing and developing analytical reports to support financial operation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.                    

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Extensive experience with automated accounting systems, with security software and PeopleSoft/Oracle experience preferred.
  • Experience in Higher Education, government or non-profit organizations preferred.
  • Experience with DocuSign or other Electronic Signature software preferred.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Grade: 33             

Salary Ranges

This is an exempt union position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

UMass Boston is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact the ADA/504 Coordinator Andrea Haas  or 617-287-5148.

Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other legally protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

UMass Boston normally does not provide H-1B visa sponsorship for non-academic positions.

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UMass Boston requires all employees to be vaccinated and to confirm proof of their vaccination status. Exemptions from the vaccine requirement will be permitted only for qualifying religious or medical reasons. Regardless of vaccination status, you must wear a face covering in public indoor spaces on campus.

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