Job Details

System / Application Analyst

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Job - Health

Close Date: 06/10/2019

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Work Unit Description
Central Financial Services (CFS) is the division within Oregon Health & Science University charged with the overall responsibility of accurately processing, reporting and interpreting the University’s financial transactions. Departments within CFS include Budgeting, Accounts Payable, Finance & Accounting, Payroll, Capital Accounting, Treasury, and Financial Systems.

CFS selects and retains individuals who value cultural competency and inclusion as part of their lifelong learning journey. Creating a culture “diverse in people and ideas” aligns with both OHSU’s Strategic Vision and one of OHSU’s core competencies, diversity.

This position is within our CFS Financial System department is dedicated to supporting the transactional flow of our financial applications, including driving systems projects for process improvement, compliance, enhancements, participating on system integration project teams, lead testing for financial application upgrades, interfacing with our IT business partners to solve and prioritize issues, problem solving with our user community, and supporting our accounting team as the General Ledger Application lead. This position requires a broad knowledge of financial transactions including AP, AR, Payroll, Purchasing, Inventory accounting to ensure the accuracy of our general ledger, demonstrated process improvement experience, knowledge of project management techniques, and the ability to create consensus and appropriately manage change.

Because of the sensitive nature of certain information, it is required that any information processed and communicated through this office be maintained as confidential and shared only with appropriate and applicable parties. This position is responsible for creating various financial models used in collective bargaining negotiations and management analysis.
Functions/Duties of Position

System Maintenance & Issues: Provide support, follow-up and maintenance to existing financial applications, systems, and workflows; troubleshoot and assist in resolution of issues with CFS financial systems/applications, including, but not limited to, form functionality, report validation, data integrity within Oracle, data integrity within reporting tools, internal and external interfaces; analyze errors utilizing Oracle and other analytic tools, working with departments to correct the errors quickly and in line with accepted accounting procedures; trouble-shoot problems working with end-users, ITG, vendor(s), and staff in multiple departments to obtain solutions through technical fixes and/or changes in business process.

System Upgrades, Improvements, Integrations: Analyze and document existing new financial applications and systems for simplification or enhancement and develop test plans and conduct testing to ensure overall system integrity. Analyzes present and future financial process related to Central Financial Services’ Oracle financial modules (i.e. General Ledger, Internal Billing System, SLA, Accounts Receivable, Assets, Projects, etc.) and financial reporting tools (i.e. Cognos/TM1, Polaris etc) to maintain/improve financial data integrity and controls with a focus on process improvement, simplification, and accuracy. Support integration of third party tools into the financials modules.

Technical Communication: Maintain internal and external departmental web and SharePoint sites. This position will be the superuser for both applications within the department, interfacing with the appropriate ITG departments to ensure compliance with technical and branding standards. Maintain communication list serves used across various organization to communicate with user community.


To be successful, candidate must have a combination of systems education / experience (including large ERP, preferably Oracle) AND accounting education / experience (with understanding of GAAP & GASB).

•Master’s degree in information systems, computer science, accounting, or a related field, and two years’ work related experience in the information technology field; OR
•Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, accounting or a related field, and four years’ work related experience in the information technology field; OR
•Associate’s degree in information systems, computer science, accounting, or a related field and five years’ work related experience in the information technology field; OR
•Six years work related experience in the information technology field or a combination of clinical or operational healthcare environments; OR
•Equivalent combination of education and experience where one year of experience will be substituted for an Associate’s degree and two years of experience will be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.
•System Skills: Strong computer skills and aptitude. Experience with Oracle Financial Applications, PL/SQL, Microsoft Suite. Advanced Excel skills. Advanced Data Mining skills.
•Analytical Skills: Proven track record of process improvement, troubleshooting system issues, and understanding complex data models.
•Communication: Experience writing business requirements, report specifications, and functional process documentation.
•Work Style: Able to work independently and meet deadlines.
•Customer Service: Able to enhance the customer experience through professionalism and knowledge of financial matters.
•Other: Strong understanding of accounting principles This position resides in a busy and ever changing department with multiple demands, frequent interruptions, deadlines, and high stress. The office setting is made up of modular cubes in a tight configuration. Interruptions and noise from work groups are common.
•This position requires heavy use of computers and phones and long periods of sitting. On rare occasions, repetitive data entry may be required. The ability to stand up to four hours may is also required when proctoring financial courses
•Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

• IBM Planning Analytics / Cognos Analytics experience.
• CommonSpot (or other CMS) experience
• SharePoint experience

Additional Details

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

Getting to Work:
Commuting to OHSU is a unique experience and planning ahead for your first visit is highly recommended. Parking at OHSU is limited and employees are required to purchase a permit to access parking. OHSU is committed to reducing traffic congestion and rewards commuters for a variety of options. Learn about cash incentives, free shuttles, transit discounts, the aerial tram, dynamic carpooling, free ride share for early and late commuting, and request a custom trip plan at

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