Financial Systems Analyst

Orange County | Orange County, NC

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Posted Date 3/13/2023

The Orange County Finance and Administrative Services Department has an opening for a Financial Systems Analyst. The work involves the responsibility for providing professional and confidential administration of the operation, maintenance, development and reporting needs of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Financial System. An employee will support Tyler MUNIS module software applications including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Cash Management, Content Management, Fixed Assets, Payroll, Purchasing, Projects and Grants, Kronos and other financial subsidiaries.  An employee in this class is responsible for assisting employees with training and functional system questions, while overseeing and maintaining the security and stability of the County’s financial applications. 

Work is performed under the general direction of the Deputy Finance Officer with considerable leeway to exercise independent judgment within the framework of applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures in the performance of duties, both in terms of planning and accomplishing work, and in making decisions regarding customer needs and requests and conducting project assignments. Supervision over others is not required of this position. Position does related work as required.

* Background Check is required.


Examples of Essential Functions


Examples of Essential Functions Following are examples of typical work activities and responsibilities.    The incumbent may be responsible for performing other related duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.   A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.

Services as the main point of contact and escalation to vendors that the County has retained for systems maintenance, support, and professional services.  

Evaluates, chooses, adapts and drives the implementation of standards and work programs to ensure the integrity, confidentiality and availability of County financial and personnel data. 

Ensures that the County remains current on financial system upgrades, patches while coordinating all Finance-related user acceptance testing.  

Supports initiatives to further integrate systems to optimize service delivery to users. 

Designs, develops and implements new system menu items, reports, tables, views, and program jobs to assist or enhance the daily needs of the users.

Designs, develops and tests system changes to support any changes. 

Provides system support and implementation needs when implementing new modules or applications.  

Administers program quality control procedures. 

Provides technical assistance and coordinates and conducts training for system users. 

Prepares long, and short, range planning and needs assessment for the improvement of the financial information and related systems. 

Consults with user departments to assess financial information needs. 

Participates in technical and administrative studies, either independently or with a group, and reviews reports of program needs and accomplishments. 

Maintains records and prepares reports on a variety of financial system subjects. 

Implements and monitors policies, procedures, training programs and standards that govern financial operations at the County. 

Deploys and maintains strategically sound financial system controls and platform in support of the County’s financial planning cycle. 

Maintains and updates a catalog of financial reports, business process maps, key business models, and end-to-end cross-functional workflows that relate to financial systems and the enhancement of business process improvements. 

Partners with the Information Technology Department to design and implement documentation and training plans relating to our financial systems. 

Uses computer applications or other automated systems such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software in performing work assignments. 

Adheres to the department’s safety rules and regulations.


Typical Qualifications



Comprehensive knowledge of ERP Financial Systems, Timekeeping Systems and Business Intelligence software.  

Thorough knowledge of financial policies, procedures and best practices.  

Good knowledge of auditing principles in order to assist with audits.  

Skill in problem solving and data analytics. 

Skill in training and providing technical assistance.  

Skill in analyzing and interpreting technical data.  

Skill in developing appropriate working relationships. 

Skill in accessing problem and providing plan of action. 

Ability to frame technical concepts to both technical and nontechnical audiences. 

Ability to prepare, maintain and analyze financial and statistical information. 

Ability to change from one task to another of a different nature quickly. 

Ability to perform customary mathematical functions.  

Ability to manage projects with multiple stakeholders. 

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 

Ability to relate well with others under stressful conditions. 

Ability to understand and execute complex oral and written instructions. 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and external parties. 

Ability to lead, train and guide the work of others. 

Ability to organize and consolidate information, maintain records, prepare reports, and complete assignments accurately and timely. 

Ability to specialize in the use of office automation equipment (including software) and act as a resource to others.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or a closely related field AND (3) three years of current ERP Financial System technology experience with demonstrated responsibility in supporting all or a significant part of system deployments and/or upgrades and an understanding of technological trends and developments in the areas of financial systems and system architectures; OR

An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined above. A higher degree does not substitute for work experience.


Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. 

All offers of employment are conditioned upon successful clearance of a background check. Employment cannot commence until the employee has been cleared. 


Supplemental Information



Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational support functions of typing, talking, sitting, grasping, hearing, reaching and repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.  

Ability to perform sedentary work, exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  

Must possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, perform accounting and extensive reading and operate a computer terminal.  

Worker is subject to inside environmental conditions. 

Must possess the visual acuity to operate a passenger vehicle when applicable, prepare and analyze data and figures, perform work on a computer terminal, perform extensive reading, use measurement devices and observe construction activities, evaluate end product and the parameters associated with surface water identification.  

Orange County is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer


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