The IT Business Analyst is a key member of the Business Strategy
and Services (BSS) team within Financial Management Services (FMS)
and is responsible for providing data analysis and modeling in
support of Business Affairs and FMS projects, initiatives, and
The analyst's key responsibilities will be to collect data and
perform complex analysis on financial and system data and related
activities and bring technical expertise to ensure the quality and
accuracy of the data. The Analyst will design, process, and present
the analysis to help the team make better strategic decisions for
the organization. The analysis may require a deep understanding of
the business processes, policies and systems supported by FMS, in
an effort to identify trends and behaviors represented in the
Additional responsibilities will include writing business
requirements; designing solutions; recommending system
enhancements, controls and protocols as well as supporting projects
to ensure that the University's financial system needs are
addressed in an efficient and optimal manner.
The Business Strategy & Services team, within Financial
Management Services, is a team of experienced business architects
and business analysts responsible for driving strategic
initiatives, innovation and continuous improvements that increase
client enablement through effective business relationships,
outreach, customer support and training.
The IT Business Analyst will work in Spend Intelligence whose
group sits within BSS and will support the development of
sustainable and innovative supply strategies which will be
delivered through collaborative engagement with other BSS teams,
FMS teams, Campus Constituents, other Central departments, and
university departments. Performing data analysis will support the
team's outreach services to university financial managers and
financial analysts to advance initiatives assigned to BSS. The
scope of his/her activities will have a high institutional impact
as the projects will involve multiple systems and strategic
initiatives affecting a broad range of university activities. This
position will work closely to identify areas of efficiency gains
and savings opportunities.
This position may be heavily involved with the following Oracle
Applications: Accounts Payable, iExpense, iProcurement, Purchasing,
Credit Card Programs (TCard, PCard), Grants (Projects), General
Ledger, Oracle Business Intelligence in addition to Stanford
financial custom applications. Other applications/programs/skills
include: ServiceNow, Financial Assurance Navigator, Spend
Analytics, Salesforce, SQL, R, Python, Tableau, Incorta. Knowledge
on how to gather data from these and other systems is highly
- Translate business processes into system requirements and/or
development of systems solutions.
- Analyze new business requirements, assist with feasibility of
enhancement requests, system functionalities, current system use
and user needs.
- Specify functional analysis and design and work with developers
and analysts to recommend solutions and resolve system issues.
- Review, research and evaluate software to determine its
usefulness and appropriateness as related to existing or proposed
business systems; assist or develop preliminary and detailed system
- Perform testing of new systems, upgrades and patching of
existing systems; plan, conduct and document results of
- Develop instructional materials, training, and job aids.
- Advise users requiring assistance in solving complex problems
or issues regarding management and business systems.
- Analyze data and provide data sets to users for analysis. May
include development of operational and analytical reports for end
- Liaise with external vendors or partners in support of business
systems, which may include system development, implementation
- Coordinate the implementation of new or modified business
- Other duties may also be assigned
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor's degree and five years relevant experience or a
combination of education and relevant experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of, computer system capabilities, business processes,
- Experience with enterprise applications and understanding of
database driven applications.
- Strong understanding of the software development life
- Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting
management studies and in systems analysis.
- Current knowledge of rapidly changing computer technology.
- Skill in conducting interviews and facilitating group
- Skill in developing and conducting training programs.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,
including the ability to bridge functional and technical resources
by communicating effectively with individuals of varying systems
expertise and business needs.
- Strong listening, negotiation, and conflict resolution
- Ability to design and document complex business systems.
- Proven problem solving and analytical thinking and ability to
approach problems logically and systematically.
CERTIFICATES & LICENSES REQUIRED:
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
Work extended hours
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu/.
HOW TO APPLY:
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the
"Apply Online" link. Please submit an online application, resume,
and cover letter.
WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:
Stanford University is one of a select group of American
universities that have achieved eminence in both undergraduate and
graduate education and in a broad range of academic disciplines.
The University is internationally recognized for the quality of its
teaching and research, its distinguished faculty, and its
outstanding student body. Our mission is to educate future leaders
and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching.
This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and
challenging place to work.
We provide market competitive salaries, excellent health care
and retirement plans, and a generous vacation policy, including
additional time off during our winter closure. Our unique perks
align with what matters to you:
- Freedom to grow. As one of the greatest intellectual hubs in
the world, take advantage of development programs, tuition
reimbursement plus $800 you receive annually towards skill-building
classes, or audit a Stanford course. Join a TedTalk, film
screening, or listen to a renowned author or leader discuss global
- A caring culture. We understand the importance of your personal
and family time and provide you access to wellness programs,
child-care resources, parent education and consultation, elder
care, and caregiving support.
- A healthier you. We make wellness a priority by providing
access to world-class exercise facilities. Climb our rock wall or
participate in one of hundreds of health or fitness classes.
- Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails,
and museums. Create an avatar and participate in virtual reality
adventures or join one with fellow staff on Stanford
- Enviable resources. We offer free commuter programs and
ridesharing incentives. Enjoy discounts for computing, cell phones,
outdoor recreation, travel, entertainment, and more!
We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative
action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.
Stanford University's commitment to safely and effectively meet
the public health challenge presented by COVID-19 extends to
ensuring University employees may work from home, or another
off-site location, where determined appropriate, whenever necessary
through the end of August 2021. The department will give reasonable
notice when employees are expected to return to work at the Redwood
Partially Remote: Candidate can work from home certain days of
the week, based upon work from home agreement
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4772
- Employee Status: Regular
- Grade: I
- Requisition ID: 89653