Management Analyst Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Identifies user needs; analyzes business, financial or operating
procedures and systems and develops most efficient method of
procedures. Designs and implements modified management information
systems. Develops and integrates new or revised policies and
second in a series of three classifications and is distinguished
from Management Analyst in that incumbents perform tasks of higher
complexity and with more independence. It is distinguished from the
Management Analyst Principal in that the principal level acts as the
supervisor and project manager with overall responsibility for
projects. Incumbent may act as project leader.
Examples of Duties:
- Assists user in analyzing and defining system design
input/output requirements, documents, forms and procedural flow
between departments and/or divisions when developing and
implementing administrative systems.
- Interviews employees at all levels to analyze policies, work
procedures and operational methods for the needs analysis stage
of systems development.
- Participates with management personnel in planning,
directing and coordinating operational or procedural matters to
meet project goals and objectives.
- Gathers and organizes information on problems or procedures;
documents existing processes and systems and analyzes data for
possible improvements; recommends new or revised systems.
- Analyzes existing organizational structures and conducts
operational audits and makes recommendations for improvements
and implements approved changes.
- Prepares reports summarizing findings, alternatives and
- Determines if financial and internal controls are adequate
to meet management objectives and makes recommendations for
improvements; recommends and implements security and system
- Plans, schedules and coordinates the implementation of new
or modified administrative systems.
- Counsels department staff requiring assistance in solving
complex problems or issues regarding management or financial
- Conducts meetings to encourage interaction and the exchange
of ideas from various organizations to facilitate solutions to
- Plans, schedules, develops and presents training programs
for users of administrative systems.
- Reviews and evaluates computer hardware and software to
determine its usefulness and appropriateness as related to
existing or proposed administrative systems; assists with the
development of preliminary and detailed system design documents
for in-house and vendor computer systems.
- Performs research, including conferring with vendors, to
resolve technical questions and problems related to computer
hardware and software; consults with and advises users in the
selection and use of computing options.
- Acts as project leader on special projects.
- Coordinates activities of subordinates.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of higher education administrative systems and
related business principles (e.g. fund accounting and generally
accepted accounting principles).
- Knowledge of principles and techniques used in conducting
management studies and in systems analysis.
- Knowledge of automated and manual management information
- Knowledge in forms design and procedures development.
- Skill in conducting interviews and group meetings.
- Skill in developing and conducting training programs.
- Skill in the design of microcomputer applications.
Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems, Business
Administration or related field AND three years of experience in
procedural, management or systems analysis work; OR, Seven years of
experience in procedural, management or systems analysis work; OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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