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Systems Administrator

Department: Finance Effective Date: January 2005


Reports to:

General Accountability

The Systems Administrator is accountable to the Manager, Client Services for  the safekeeping of financial data in the Oracle Financial System and for providing secure access to Cognos decision support tools (Impromptu and Powerplay), through security administration, access control and establishment of user profiles and responsibilities. The incumbent also assists with the identification and logging of system bugs and testing of solutions. As a member of the month end team, the System Administrator helps with the co-ordination of all month end activities. 

Nature and Scope

The System Administrator provides support to both core and end users of the Oracle Financial System. The incumbent must maintain a good working relationship with other Finance staff and University department system users. Understanding the different functional area responsibilities and related system requirements is fundamental to the Systems Administrator’s role. Quick resolution of problems and prompt progress and status reports is indicative of the quality service he/she must provide. The ongoing upgrade and development of the Oracle Financial System requires the Systems Administrator to develop and maintain an open communication line between IST and Oracle for the continued technical support required for the system.

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