• Business Systems Administrator

    Argonne National Laboratory Lemont, IL 60439

    Job #2181042502

  • Functions as a business systems administrator for one or more site-wide business systems. Identifies requirements, process improvements, and system configuration changes to support the Laboratory mission. Leads the evaluation and implementation of new functionality, new business processes, new systems, and the evaluation and incorporation of upgrades for all applicable business systems and may lead multiple projects simultaneously. Works with Financial Management and Procurement Services (FMPS) management on the development of long-range and short-term planning initiatives for applicable business systems, including all Workday modules, including Procurement. Responsible for supporting and maintaining cognizance of business systems and associated tools, applications, and interfaces through business analysis, specification, testing, installation, maintenance, and operations. Builds and maintains updated working knowledge and training on all systems and business processes, including those not directly under their purview, and providing creative and "best practice" solutions to FMPS managers for issues that arise. Works with Business and Information Services personnel, other system analysts, and functional leads as work is being completed for FMPS systems or needs and serves as a subject matter expert on financial and procurement matters relative to the systems employed. Trains and assists end users on system functionality as needed. Excels in a team-oriented environment.

    Position Requirements

    • Extensive knowledge of Laboratory business systems, including Workday Financials, PARIS, AMOS, XM Expense Management, and SCOAR

    • Exceptional knowledge of Laboratory financial and procurement business processes

    • Operational knowledge of policies and procedures for financial management within the Laboratory.

    • Experience developing and supporting financial and/or business systems.

    • Knowledge of Microsoft applications.

    • Ability to develop and troubleshoot queries, analyze data, and report.

    • Organizational skills, ingenuity, and creativity, and the ability to solve problems.

    • Project management skills and skill in setting work priorities, handling multiple assignments for multiple people, and time management.

    • Ability to coordinate tasks and projects and collaborate with others to complete them.

    • Flexibility and adaptability to new procedures and technology.

    • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with the internal team as well as directorate finance members and external software vendors.

    • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.

    • Steward of Lab resources.

    • Passion for the mission of the Lab.

    • Ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

    Job Family

    Professional Technical (PT)

    Job Profile

    IT Multi-Functional 4

    Worker Type


    Time Type

    Full time

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