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Finance Systems Analyst

Company: Central City Concern (CCC)
Location: Portland
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Central City Concern is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families in the Portland metro area who are impacted by homelessness, poverty and addictions. We hire people that are skilled and passionate to meet our mission through outcome-based strategies which support personal and community transformation. Central City--Concern--(CCC) maintains--an excellent reputation--in the community--and is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Portland--metro--region. The Finance Systems Analyst (SA) is a member of the Enterprise Applications team. The team is currently focused on work to optimize the Finance systems workflow and configuration, most notably Abila MIP, to improve key finance business processes. The position is challenged to automate and/or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities and limitations. In addition to improvements and automation, the SA is an active participant in software administration tasks, which includes but not limited to major software updates, which may include systems or tools that are not directly related to Finance. The SA position works collaboratively with other IT team members and internal/external stakeholders to understand and translate agency needs into conceptual designs, data visualization, and system enhancements. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult with managers to determine the role of the IT system in the organization.
  • Research emerging technologies to decide if they can increase the organization's effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Read manuals, periodicals, and technical reports to learn how to develop applications that meet agency needs.
  • Prepare an analysis of costs and benefits so that management can decide if IS upgrades are financially worthwhile.
  • Devise ways to add new functionality to existing computer systems.
  • Expand or modify systems to serve new purposes and/or improve workflow.
  • Design and develop new systems by choosing and configuring software.
  • Oversee the installation, configuration, and maintenance of information systems.
  • Customize software applications to align them with CCC operations.
  • Develop, document and revise system designs, tests, and quality standards.
  • Conduct testing to ensure the systems work as expected.
  • Assist in training end users and writing instruction manuals.
  • Provide staff with assistance solving computer related problems, such as malfunctions and application issues.
  • Confer with customers/staff regarding the nature of the information processing or computation needs.
  • Perform ongoing monitoring and refinement of reports.
  • Attend all mandatory CCC trainings.
  • Adhere to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and to CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security. Support compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners' and outside providers' patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for EMR access. This includes immediately reporting any breach of protected health information or personal identification information of any person receiving CCC services by CCC or an outside provider to the CCC Compliance Department, as well as to your supervisor or their designee. DESCRIPTION OF OTHER DUTIES: The System Analyst may also perform other duties as assigned that are aligned with analyzing, designing, and implementing information systems, which includes determining the suitability of IS solutions in terms of their intended outcomes, functions and interactions with end users, software vendors and programmers to achieve desired outcomes.--This may include working with systems not directly supporting Finance. Other duties as assigned. SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Candidates must be proficient in collaborating with product owners and development teams to understand and contribute to vision and value of specific projects. Candidate is a skilled expert in navigating competing requirements and technical restraints in innovative environments. Candidate is knowledgeable in documenting use cases, process maps, and design/lean/agile artifacts. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), Computer Science (CS) OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • 2+ years' experience in business/systems analysis, application development, report writing or other IS activities.
    • Experience supporting enterprise accounting ledger systems, preferably Abila MIP.
    • Experience with financial applications systems (must be able to thoroughly understand business use cases for financial systems).
    • Experience implementing and customizing vendor software and/or building custom applications through full system implementation.
    • Good understanding in user experience and interface design and development.
    • Knowledgeable in Visual Basic and Microsoft legacy programming languages.
    • Capable in Unified Modeling Language, wireframes, and/or other design practices.
    • Experienced in writing queries, views and stored procedure in T-SQL.
    • Skillful in reporting tools, such as SQL Server Report Services.
    • Knowledgeable in Design Thinking, Lean Thinking and/or Agile practices.
    • Must be able to work a flexible schedule.
    • If in recovery, must be currently clean and sober.
    • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, TB test, and background check.
    • Must adhere to agency's non-discrimination policies
    • Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic backgrounds, religious views, political affiliation, cultural backgrounds, life-styles and sexual orientations, and treat individuals with respect and dignity. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Master's degree MIS, CS or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.
      • Understanding of the Agile principles and methodologies and how they're applied in workplace culture
      • Agile mindset, Agile or SCRUM certification or experience is a big plus
      • Certifications:
        • Certification of Capability in Business Analysis (CCBA)
        • Project Management Professional (PMP)
        • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
        • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
        • Continual Education certifications related to SA responsibilities
        • 5+ years' experience in business/systems analysis, application development, report writing or other IS activities.
        • Advanced understanding of SQL Server and related tools and languages.
        • Professional UML and prototyping experience.
        • History of working on full stack web development projects/products. BENEFITS: Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!
          • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
          • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 6.25% in your 1 st --year, 8% in the 2 nd --year, and 10% in your 3 rd --year! Fully vested with your first contribution!
          • 9 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee's discretion.
          • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
          • Employer Paid Life, Short Term Disability, AND Long Term Disability Insurance! Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Central City Concern (CCC), Portland , Finance Systems Analyst, Accounting, Auditing , Portland, Oregon

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