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Business Analyst / PeopleSoft in Grand Rapids, MI at VisionPRO

Date Posted: 5/29/2018

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Job Description

Business Analyst - PeopleSoft – Job 72515

Job Summary:

  • Evaluates complex business requirements for enterprise business application integration within assigned areas, and delivers new or modified software system enhancements or integration solutions.
  • Conducts analyses of the business process, data integrity, and applications, and partners with cross-functional departments and IT.
  • Resolves complex questions/problems by fully understanding the underlying business issues and the technical options available to solve them.


  • Resolves highly complex issues that do not lend themselves to conventional solutions, and mentors other associates in creative problem solving.
  • Evaluates business requirements for enterprise business application integration within assigned areas, and partners with business areas to understand and define user requirements; consults with associates in the business areas and/or researches existing system documentation or procedures.
  • Uses a variety of analytical techniques (i.e., query development, data modeling, workflow analysist, program code analysis) and/or brainstorming sessions, to research and analyze business implications; documents the results of analysis activities and makes recommendations, based on the results of analysis and information from business areas.
  • Leads and develops test strategies, schedules, test plans, and testing, and ensures documentation of test results; follows SOX auditing guidelines for application development, testing, and implementation, and maintains SOX documentation as required.
  • Leads and facilitates implementation strategies and plans, and the execution of said plans.
  • Creates, modifies, maintains, and schedules reports or procedures, using various report writing tools.
  • Identifies areas of potential risk and communicates such, to the appropriate business areas/associates/management.
  • Leads and participates in the meetings with business users, communicates with project teams, and interfaces with cross-functional areas throughout the organization, to devise systems that achieve business objectives.
  • Leads project teams and/or provides guidance and training to end users.
  • Maintains current knowledge of industry trends and best IT/Business Systems Analysis practices; makes recommendations to improve current programs and processes.
  • May perform testing, assist with data setup, and performs business operations for application implementation or business process development.
  • May require occasional travel (up to 5%), based upon customer needs.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Business Administration Degree is required.
  • 5 years of Business and/or Information Technology experience; MUST have IT technical knowledge.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience with PeopleSoft Financial Management and/or Human Capital Management systems (version 9.1 or higher is strongly preferred; comparable financial or HR experience would be considered). 
    • Analyzes opportunities to leverage PeopleSoft system features/functionality, to address business needs.
    • Strong query skills preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with various levels within the organization, including executive management, business areas, and IT technical functions.
  • Strong organization, prioritization, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented and have good project management.
  • Ability to provide training or guidance to end users; good presentation skills.
  • Must have technical and business knowledge to resolve complex questions and issues, and have the ability to engage in projects with variety and complexity.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and basic knowledge of SQL. 
  • Ability to use general office equipment (i.e., computer, telephone, copy/facsimile machine, etc.).

VisionPRO relentlessly delivers top talent to help our clients excel. We have been trusted for 20 years to align the right talent to the right opportunity, expertly solving unique business challenges. From small businesses to the Fortune 500, our clients appreciate our consultative approach, resourcefulness, and fast response to their individual needs. Our prospective candidates and existing consultants can count on VisionPRO to passionately help them maximize their career choices, while also supporting their growth opportunities. We serve our customers from around the world, helping them with their most critical hiring decisions and project needs.