Sheridan College

Senior HRIS Business Analyst

Job Description

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Faculty/Department: Human Resources
Employee Group: Administrative
Campus: Trafalgar (May be assigned activity at any Sheridan Campus)
Payband: NL
Reference Number: 17/A/60
Hiring Range: $82,508.00 - $87,664.75

Salary Range: $82,508.00 - $103,135.00
Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Reporting to the Manager, Total Compensation Services, the Senior HRIS Business Analyst is responsible for the effectiveness and efficiency of all HR Information Systems. The incumbent provides a deep and broad expertise of HRIS, Payroll, Benefits, Pension Administration processing procedures, production schedules, inputs and outputs to ensure operational execution and to successfully support and implement design changes/ enhancements.

The Senior HRIS Business Analyst leverages the PeopleSoft modules, new features and functionality to support business requirements and leads projects relating to continuous improvement initiatives, system enhancements and HR operational activities.  The incumbent will also serve as subject matter expert and first line technical support, providing support to HRIS Records Analysts, HR Business Partners, Payroll and other stakeholders.


Specific Responsibilities:


  • Working with IT Developers to identify enhancements and maintain productive utilization of existing systems and ensure compatibility with existing systems;
  • Playing a lead role in project team and implementation of system upgrades, absence management, performance management, compensation planning, position control, e-recruitment, and job evaluation modules;
  • Managing/testing confidential configurations for HR initiatives in advance of communications to College community;
  • Analyzing sensitive and confidential data, translating requirements into system processes (i.e. turnover, transfers, progressive discipline, recruitment/promotional trends, and succession planning);
  • Liaising with application departments (Compensation, Benefits, Payroll, Finance, Student Administration) to ensure all data table updates are complete and accurate;
  • Creating and coordinating testing scripts and/or performing testing of code changes/enhancements;
  • Creating and reviewing functional and technical release documentation to identify system impacts;
  • Acting as project lead for projects involving but not limited to benefits, compensation, finance, payroll, time and labour, performance management, learn, absence management and professional development, IT – recruitment projects and external interfaces;
  • Performing root cause analysis on escalated issues and making recommendations on corrective actions required as well as process enhancements to prevent recurrence;
  • Developing system and user documentation, controls and operational procedures;
  • Performing advanced reporting in query, SQL, or XML code for administrative items such as strike contingency preparation, collective agreement negotiations, employee statistics, layoffs and termination, and HR planning;
  • Maintaining application of specific security functions and controls based on IT Security policies;
  • Investigating privacy breaches and advising on policy and processes to mitigate risks;
  • Other duties as assigned.




The successful candidate will possess a 4 year Bachelor’s degree in the field of computer science, information technology or a related field (human resources or payroll preferred) along with a minimum of 5 years’ business analysis experience within HR or Payroll (or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience). Candidates with CHRP or CPM designation are preferred. Proficiency in PeopleQuery, SQL, HR, Time and Labour, Absence Management,  and Payroll modules of PeopleSoft is required along with advanced Excel skills.  Additional experience with HRMS, XML, SQL and Peopletools is preferred. 

The successful candidate must have prior HRIS application process design, development, testing and implementation experience as well as experience as a lead resource on projects and/or experience facilitating teams. Knowledge of relational database management systems and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is required. The candidate will possess a strong track record of understanding and interest in current and emerging technologies. Excellent team, client service orientation and communication (including presentation) skills are required. The successful candidate must possess demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects including anticipating obstacles and developing plans to resolve. The ability to maintain confidentiality concerning sensitive issues in a professional manner is essential.


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Sheridan welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous People, and persons with disabilities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Sheridan is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process.  At any stage of the hiring process, Human Resources will work with applicants requesting accommodation.


Note: Copies of educational credentials are requested at the time of an interview. As a condition of employment, Sheridan requires confirmation of educational credentials in the form of an official Canadian transcript or an official evaluation of international credentials which determines Canadian equivalency.


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