McGill University

Senior Analyst (JR0000017350)

  • Temporary

McGill University in Montreal has an immediate opening for a Senior Functional Analyst. The successful candidate will have knowledge both from a business and system perspective at implementing and supporting Finance & Procurement Systems with an emphasis on Student Accounts Receivable. The Senior Functional Analyst will contribute to the development, maintenance and enhancement of McGill’s Finance, Procurement and Accounts Receivable Systems to ensure that they meet the current and future needs of the stakeholders and the user community. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide expertise in the discipline of system analysis, design, testing and deployment and mentor analysts in applying related processes, procedures and best-practices
• Resolve system incidents/problems and act as a liaison between Business Subject Matter Experts, technical teams and/or third-party vendors as required
• Provide guidance to and support the Portfolio Manager in the evaluation of business requests and the evolution of the systems within his/her own domain
• Lead the implementation of medium to complex enhancements to existing systems that meet business requirements and are aligned with IT orientations:
o gather business requirements;
o evaluate feasibility, provide estimates, design solution and prepare detailed specifications
o coordinate team effort in developing and implementing the enhancements
• Collaborate with other IT experts in designing and implementing new systems that meet business requirements and are aligned with IT orientations
o analyze impact and provide expertise for integration with existing systems
o identify tasks and artifacts required for the development, testing and deployment of the new system and modification to the existing systems and provide estimates
o transform business requirements and conceptual system designs into detailed functional specifications in accordance with design standards
• Develop the following artifacts (not limited to) for hand off to the development team and/or third-party vendors: functional specifications, interface designs, data conversion, configuration and archiving specifications
• Develop test plan and scenarios and conduct detailed functional and integration testing to ensure programming/configuration has been done in accordance with detailed functional specifications and business requirements
• Perform or assist in the configuration and control of system parameters and files to meet business requirements
• Support Business Subject Matter Experts and users during user acceptance testing and coordinate activities as required
• Assist in the development of application documentation, user documentation and training materials
Education: Undergraduate Degree
Experience: 5 years related experience Desired: Undergraduate degree in Management Information Systems, Computer or Software Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent experience
• Functional knowledge of Finance, Procurement and Accounts Receivable business domains
• Demonstrated knowledge of functional analysis and data analysis – ability to understand and clarify business needs formulated by requesters and stakeholders.
• Experience securing the design, testing and delivery of functional requirements relating to Finance, Procurement and Accounts Receivable processes and systems under Quebec regulations
• Experience in the implementation, configuration, development and support/maintenance of ERP, client-server and web-application systems
• Experience in writing specifications and SDLC testing lifecycle (ERP and integrations)
• Functional knowledge of the procure to pay process
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills – ability to perform root/cause analysis
• Demonstrated effective communication, writing and planning skills.
• Self-motivated and ability to work well with multiple teams in cross functional set-up.
• Demonstrated ability to work on multiple initiatives and to manage deadlines.
• English and French; spoken and written
• Experience in working with third-party software and third-party suppliers considered a plus
• Familiarity with Oracle, SQL, Java considered a plus.
• Experience with Ellucian’s Banner applications considered a plus.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree 5 Years Related Experience /

Annual Salary:

(MPEX Grade 08) $90,210.00 – $135,320.00

Hours per Week:

33.75 (Full time)


Portfolio Manager Budget Finance & HR

Position End Date (If applicable):


McGill University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We welcome applications from racialized persons/visible minorities, women, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. McGill implements an employment equity program and encourages members of designated groups to self-identify. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process may contact, in confidence,

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