Review Vacancy

Date Posted: 05/05/22
Applications Due: 05/19/22
Vacancy ID: 104265

Position Information

AgencyFinancial System, Statewide

TitleBusiness Systems Analyst 3, Ref. #22-10

Occupational CategoryNo Preference

Salary Grade25

Bargaining UnitPS&T - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)

Salary RangeFrom $88161 to $111111 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type Permanent

Jurisdictional Class Competitive Class

Travel Percentage 0%


Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 8:30 AM

To 4:30 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? Yes

Compressed workweek allowed? Yes

Telecommuting allowed? Yes


County Albany

Street Address Statewide Financial System

W. A. Harriman State Office Building Campus, Bldg. 5

City Albany


Zip Code12227

Job Specifics

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must be reachable on the Business Systems Analyst 3, G-25, Civil Service eligible list OR have one year of permanent competitive service as a Business Systems Analyst 3, G-25. Also open to NYS employees at or above G-23 who are eligible for transfer under Section 52.6 of the Civil Service Law. The transfer cannot be a second consecutive transfer resulting in an advancement of more than two grade levels. In order to qualify for Section 52.6 transfer, candidates must have one year of permanent competitive service in an administrative title as defined by Section 52.6. Examples of qualifying Section 52.6 titles include Associate Administrative Analyst, G-23; Business Systems Analyst 2, G-23; Contract Management Specialist 2, G-23 and Information Technology Specialist 3, G-23.

Required Qualifications:

• Minimum three years of New York State service in one or more SFS business process areas. Relevant experience within an Agency Finance Office, a control agency or SFS is required.
• Demonstrated business analysis experience; specifically designing or supporting functional and/or technical solutions for a financial system.
• Analytical ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, break out high-level information into details, or summarize from low-level information to a more general understanding. Validate data and identify gaps, problem areas or new topics for consideration. Understand and articulate complex end to end accounting cycles.
• Facilitation skills to work with individuals and groups to surface essential information; lead various requirements elicitation sessions, background meetings, configuration sessions; etc.; help negotiate priorities and resolve conflicts among project team, consultants and contractors, as well as with users and stakeholders.
• Experience managing/writing test scenarios and test scripts.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to express complex information and concepts to project sponsors, managers, technical staff, consultants/contractors and agency users

Preferred Qualifications:

• At least 3 years of accounting and State budget experience is preferred as demonstrated by the following:
-Working knowledge of the NYS Budget; experience obtained by either working at DOB or in a State Finance Office at any State agency – and
-State accounting related experience obtained while working in the OSC or in a State Finance Office at any State agency.
• Understanding of policy and procedures which govern procurement and payment processes for State agencies.
• Experience with the SFS system and accounting guidelines including OSC’s Guide to Financial Operations (GFO).
• Experience with financial reports including Balance Sheets, Income Statements, Cash Flow Reports, and Trial Balances is highly preferred.
• Working knowledge of Federal Grants from a fiscal perspective is highly desirable.
• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

Duties Description As a member of the Solution Services Division, the incumbent of this position will report to the Statewide Accounting Bureau Manager. The Statewide Accounting Bureau supports various systems in SFS including; Grants, Project Costing, Billing/Receivables, Budgeting, Accounting, Financial Reporting, Allocations, and Lease Administration. The incumbent will supervise and undertake business systems analysis and the system implementation activities for a sub-set of the aforementioned business processes; and the integration with other processes in the cross-functional program environment of the Statewide Financial System (SFS).

In performing the duties for this position, the incumbent will supervise activities of other Business System Analysts and contract staff assigned to the Statewide Accounting Bureau; as well as work independently to accomplish tasks, projects and other assignments as directed by SFS senior management.

The Statewide Accounting Bureau works on complex accounting projects brought forth by multiple state agencies including the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) and the Division of the Budget (DOB). This position requires extensive working knowledge of State accounting and budgeting coupled with strong business analysis skills. Significant State accounting and budgetary knowledge and experience is essential to be successful in this position.

Responsibilities Include:

• Serve as a subject matter expert in one or more SFS modules; including knowledge of the module’s accounting and functional integration with other SFS modules.
• Act as team liaison to affected State agencies, control agency representatives, and other SFS functional and technical teams.
• Analyze Business Cases received from agencies.
• Ensure end user requested customizations are appropriate for statewide implementation.
• Identify process improvement and re-engineering opportunities consistent with the objectives of the SFS Program and reflective of the expressed needs of the agency users.
• Requirements elicitation and validation to establish the desired core functionality.
• Collaborate with consultants, integrator/developer, and technical teams to represent requirements through various stages of design, testing and deployment.
• Design and document solutions that meet agency requirements.
• Monitor compliance with functional specifications and program deliverables ensure the design and development of the system functionality continues to meet the requirements of New York State.
• Create and document end to end testing documentation; including expected results related to all relevant accounting from General Ledger and Budgetary perspectives.
• Review results of testing to ensure quality and share pertinent results, issues and concerns with the end users.
• Serve in a second-level supervisory role and provide guidance to Business System Analysts; and contract staff as assigned.
• Manage system upgrade testing for one or more SFS modules.
• Coordinate and participate in Fiscal Year End Event activities which run 24 hours per day for several days.

Additional Comments This position may be designated 55 b/c and is subject to verification of applicant eligibility. You are advised that, should you accept a job offer with SFS, you may be required to be fingerprinted.

SFS is the organization that manages the enterprise financial system that supports the business of New York State government. SFS is an independent entity jointly governed by the Office of the State Comptroller and the Division of the Budget.

As one of the largest public sector enterprise financial systems in the United States, SFS processes an average of 22,000 voucher transactions daily and about $150 billion in payments per year using Oracle PeopleSoft technology. SFS staff provide extensive operational support to over 70 NYS agencies and authorities. SFS continues to work on major initiatives to expand the use of system functionality and works collaboratively with agencies and the NYS Office of Information Technology Services clusters that support IT systems across the State.

Currently, we are looking for motivated, highly qualified professionals who can lead and support ongoing transformational statewide information technology projects. Focused on best practices, continuous improvement, and enabling efficient government operations, SFS team members include programmers, project managers, PeopleSoft experts, database and security administrators, business analysts, and customer service and change management professionals. Located in Albany, NY, SFS is a fast-paced, dynamic place to work, where individuals have the opportunity to support the transformation of NYS government’s financial business processes. SFS is committed to diversity and workforce development, providing its employees with professional growth through training opportunities and knowledge sharing.

To learn more about SFS, visit our website at

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Contact Information

Name John Rogers



Email Address


Street Statewide Financial System

W. A. Harriman State Office Building Campus, Bldg. 5

City Albany

State NY

Zip Code 12227


Notes on ApplyingTo apply, please send a cover letter and resume by e-mail. Please include your current Civil Service title and grade and be sure to indicate that you are applying for the position of Business Systems Analyst 3, Ref. #22-10.