The Pew Charitable Trusts

  • Principal Associate, Financial Systems/PeopleSoft

    Location US-DC-Washington
    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/15/2018 4:31 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Overview

    The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.


    We are an independent nonprofit organization – the sole beneficiary of seven individual trusts established between 1948 and 1979 by two sons and two daughters of Sun Oil Company founder Joseph N. Pew and his wife, Mary Anderson Pew.


    Our work lays the foundation for effective policy solutions by informing and engaging citizens, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause and insisting on tangible results. Our projects encourage efficient, responsive governments – at the local, state, national and international levels – serving the public interests.


    With offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Australia, Brussels and London, and with additional staff in other regions of the United States and around the globe, Pew provides an exciting learning environment and the opportunity to work with highly talented individuals. We are a dynamic, rapidly evolving organization that values creativity and innovative thinking and fosters strong teamwork with mutual respect.


    Overview of Information Technology
    Pew’s Information Technology department (IT) takes a proactive approach toward the use of technology to increase the organization’s capacity for exceptionally high-quality strategic philanthropy. Executive staff at the Trusts recognizes the importance of technology, and supports related initiatives to advance the institution’s goals and achieve and maintain a leadership position in the philanthropic community. As a result, IT is in a mode of continuous improvement, applying leading-edge technology to the pursuit of the goals of the institution.

    The department comprises highly competent, forward-thinking professionals who are responsible for the technology needs of all Pew staff, as well as for Pew’s subsidiaries in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. IT is organized into distinct areas of responsibility, including application operations, infrastructure operations (including desktop support and technical training), project delivery and solution design.


    Position Overview
    The Principal Associate, Financial Systems / PeopleSoft, is responsible for ensuring the successful operation and ongoing enhancement of the institution’s financial systems, primarily PeopleSoft. To strengthen our growing team, we are looking for an experienced PeopleSoft subject matter expert to design, implement and deploy highly scalable Financial application solutions. As an integral member of the IT application operations team, this position will be responsible for developing and executing innovative solutions for business process optimization. You will possess outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrate yourself to be a great analytical thinker. You are team-oriented, and you thrive in a fast paced environment.


    The Principal Associate, Financial Systems reports to the Manager, Financial Systems.


    • Provides subject matter expertise and delivery support for PeopleSoft Financials application and related systems critical to the management of Pew’s financial function.
    • Leads or facilitates sessions with business team to determine business requirements and desired functionality
    • Work with multiple business stakeholders to develop solutions against departmental roadmap
    • Design, implement and deploy Financials application solutions
    • Provide leadership and guidance to develop scalable solutions
    • Provide technical design and solution recommendations
    • Partner with internal IT teams, third party vendors to develop consistent solutions
    • Work with other members of the IT Application Operations team for coordinated delivery
    • Acts as primary point of business process and functional expertise related to finance and accounting. Participates in relevant business process mapping and provides guidance to the business regarding possible financial system solutions.
    • Support ongoing development within an Agile, iterative development methodology and contribute to all phases of the software development lifecycle.
    • Establish and maintain key relationships with Pew program and operations staff; works with them and Manger, Financial Systems to align unit strategy with institutional and programmatic goals


    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 6+ years’ experience with ERP financial system management and support with proven understanding of the full software development lifecycle.
    • 6 + years’ experience implementing and supporting some combination of the following modules of PeopleSoft Financials: Expenses, General Ledger, Accounts Payables, Receivables, Billing, Purchasing & Supplier Contracts
    • 6 + years’ experience and demonstrated technical knowledge of PeopleSoft technology and related utilities (e.g., PeopleTools, PeopleCode, Datamover, App Engine, App Designer).
    • Collaborate with team members and co-ordinate with key stakeholders to determine business and user requirements, process flow definitions, and functional specifications.
    • Ability to analyze, define and document clearly business process and requirements, detailed technical specs for additions and modifications to Fin applications
    • Direct involvement in at least two full-lifecycle PeopleSoft implementations, with a preference for PeopleSoft 9.2
    • Demonstrated success in PeopleSoft Financial operations or consulting role, working collaboratively with developers as an integral part of an agile team.
    • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication
    • Ability to work in an aggressive, fast paced environment managing multiple priorities
    • Experience working within an Agile development framework
    • PeopleSoft Certified Consultant preferred


    Occasional travel required between Pew’s main Philadelphia and Washington, DC offices, and smaller remote offices. Minimal additional travel required to attend trainings, seminars or conferences.


    Compensation and Benefits
    As this is a full-time position, we offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to help you maintain a good balance.



    The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


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