Job Description :
Direct End Client: Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Job Title: Business Analyst
Duration: 12+ Months
Start Date: ASAP
Location: Jamaica, NY 11435
Position Type: Contract
Interview Type: Phone or Skype or In Person
cBiz Requirement ID: MTA_BA301_SS

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, Public Administration or equivalent degree or 7 years of progressively responsible experience in Budget, Procurement, or Human Resources.
Outstanding organizational and quantitative skills as well as experience managing and resolving complex resource allocation problems
Ability to perform high-volume work accurately and independently
Ability to gather business requirements and outline business needs
Ability to perform financial analysis using various financial system
Excellent interpersonal skills to successfully obtain cooperation and engagement from employees who do not directly report to this position
Excellent written and oral communications skills and ability to creatively propose action plans to address urgent business requirements
Strong skills with MS Office Suite and the ability to learn new software quickly

Desired:
Basic knowledge of PeopleSoft Finance Modules
Knowledge of MTA and Agency operations and related budget, procurement, and HR practices
Familiarity with Hyperion Planning financial system
Basic knowledge of IT hardware, software and applications from the perspective of business management issues (budget, procurement, vendor relations)

Description:
Metropolitan Transportation Authority

This position provides support and oversight for the MTA IT Department within the areas of Procurement Coordination, Budget Management, and Financial Controls, including but not limited to: Financial planning, variance reporting, and forecasting procurement requirements for new purchases, contract modifications, and vendor payments. Effectively using financial systems to manage and support IT financial transactions. The major expected results are the efficient processing and tracking of financial transactions and systems.

Responsibilities:

General:
Leverage existing financial systems, prepare queries, report, and analysis, and develop systems and enhancements as needed
Maintain, organize and control the production of routine and ad hoc reports, and analysis and presentations to senior management
Support standardization of best practices
Support business reviews and gathering of the user requirements
Procurement Support
Track status of over 800 active IT contracts to ensure renewals are processed without a break in service, ensuring system accuracy and
Work with IT and Agency Procurement staff to resolve procurement issues and advise senior staff on feasible options
Review, recommend, coordinate, monitor, and control all purchase requisitions
Enter requisitions into PeopleSoft, including justification comments
Coordinate vendor payments, including the distribution of invoices and physical receipting in PeopleSoft
Oversee Procurement and travel card usage and compliance

BUDGET SUPPORT
Develop short- and long-term strategies to ensure funds are in place for planned requirements as well as emergency needs
Secure funds for new needs and participate in the IT Governance process. Review budget requests for substance, need, and conformity with MTA policies and commitments
Prepare mid-year and year-end forecasts, monitor spending, and secure rollover of unspent funds
Track planned and actual expenses and support the annual accrual process
Produce budget books, average rate tables, and other IT Finance reference materials
Investigate and resolve budget variances

RISKS
Normal office environment and not subject to any additional risk


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