Roles and Responsibilities

Responsible for the Finance module which includes:

  • Deliver the work programme set by the Executive Director Finance.
  • Banner Upgrades – review new features, enhancements, testing.
  • Coordination with ITS team for testing and implementation of Banner defect resolutions.
  • Finance communications and user support resources.
  • Month-end system scheduling, processing and integrity.
  • Project leadership and committee participation for Finance and University ERP initiatives.
  • Security access to the Finance systems and components.
  • Year-end system scheduling, processing and integrity.
  • Maintenance of the Finance Web Page, Repository, Finance Server

Maintenance of master file data:

  • Coordinate the approval and processing of new account code requests.
  • Create and maintain chart of account elements: fund, organization, program, activity.
  • Maintain other master files such as Banner Finance identification numbers, bank accounts, master files for non-staff payroll

Support core accounting and other administrative units in the following areas:

  • Accounting data analysis.
  • Batch journal voucher transaction loads
  • Electronic approval queues
  • Transaction feeds to Finance from other modules, including Accounts Receivable, Budget, and HR-Payroll.
  • Provide back-up support for critical processes such as: Payments – cheques, Direct Deposits to the Bank, Student Upload, Bank Reconciliation upload
  • Provide on-going user support and training for financial systems – resolving non routine and complex issues.

Support the Finance reporting systems and database:

  • Develop and deliver standard and customized end-user reports

Network Support Area:

  • Provides workstation and network support to Finance units.
  • Assess, recommend, and facilitate purchase of IT equipment
  • Maintenance of IT equipment register, warranty etc.

Business and systems analysis:

  • Business requirements elicitation, analysis and design.
  • Develop functional requirement specifications documents
  • Develop technical specifications documents
  • Develop end user manuals
  • Initiate, review, and implement improvements and best practices for financial processes.

Staff development:

  • Identify and coordinate professional and technical training for staff
  • End user training and awareness

Data verification and audit reporting:

  • Regular verification of control reports
  • Addressing audit requests and queries
  • Follow-up incomplete documents with users
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