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Business Analyst, Quality Assurance and Financial Compliance [R0123420]
University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada
Date Posted 01/12/2021
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Business Analyst, Quality Assurance and Financial Compliance [R0123420]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


This position exists to support the Executive Director (ED) of Business Affairs Quality Assurance and Financial Compliance with assisting university management in the discharge of their oversight, management and operating responsibilities governing compliance, quality, and risk management. The position will primarily support two functional areas:

1. Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) system support - (1) serve as the post implementation system administrator and lead for end-user support and training for a web-based software application, and (2) develop informational, technical and training materials.

2. Business process improvement (BPI) technical support - (1) collaborate with cross-functional teams to assist with assessing BPI opportunities originating from the identification of compliance and risk management gaps and/or inefficiencies, and (2) assist with developing and executing project plans for approved BPI projects, including applying recognized quality and continuous improvement techniques, methodologies and frameworks.

The analyst will work with the ED and cross-functional teams to support post -implementation system maintenance, provide end-user support and training, and assist with BPI initiatives by: (1) dedicating initial work efforts to the implementation and maintenance of a new GRC software application; (2) leveraging the new GRC application to improve current business processes, practices, protocols and workflows, and (3) applying new technology to business processes across the Business Affairs division to enhance effectiveness and efficiency. The analyst will (1) assist with mapping functions among business processes, internal controls, policies and procedures, and recognized frameworks, (2) develop, update and maintain documentation, including project plans, procedures and technical material, for QAFC business processes, protocols, practices, workflows, and internal controls included in the GRC scope of work, and (3) assist with evaluating existing practices to identify opportunities for improvement, including automating manual processes.

The BA will also (1) assist with developing training materials and delivering staff training on the effective use of the new GRC SaaS platform, (2) provide end-user technical support, including responding to questions, researching options to generate solutions and escalating unresolved technical support requests to the ED, and (3) understand how to extract and report information from the GRC and university system of record (Workday) to aid management with decision making.


This position requires a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in business, accounting, or related field and 3-5 years' experience in:

  • Experience as an analyst or similar role responsible for providing technical support or customer service for a hosted application

  • General experience documenting and mapping business processes, with a general understanding of internal controls.

  • Exposure to or a basic understanding of regulatory, legal, and contractual compliance requirements with Higher Education


  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

  • Lean/Six Sigma Certification

Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

Pursuant to Assembly Bill (AB) 3 passed by the Nevada State Legislature during the 31st Special Legislative Session, employees are required to take furlough at a 4.6 percent monthly reduction in compensation from January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2021.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on January 29, 2021, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Sheila Carrier, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or UNLVJobs@unlv.edu.


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, "R0123420" in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy-related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV's Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

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