IT Finance Support Analyst
Role Focus & Challenge
The job holder will act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on one or more of the Hyperion financial systems.
Work as a Finance Support Analyst for the Hyperion financial systems, planning and actual, including assessing the impact, developing user requirements for changes, and configuring the group planning systems to deliver these changes or working with our IT GTC team to ensure the changes are delivered to the highest quality.
During the critical days of the statutory month/quarter-end the person will support the Global users and liaise with business customers.
Contribute as an expert to various projects
To capture and deliver business requirements from the wider finance community across a variety of teams.
Administration and configuration of technical changes to the company-wide Hyperion platform using recognised accounting and business planning process standards
Problem solving inaccuracies in the data model that prohibit the timely update of the financial information either via consultancy to production support teams
To work within agreed development and support standards and processes, supporting the business capability and technology roadmaps set by EUGG IT. Ensuring Service Management principles are followed for the management of the corporate information model (e.g. ITIL standards for the recording of incidents, problems, requests and changes).
Monitor system activity and usage tracking to deliver recommendations to increase performance of data entry forms and reports (e.g. speed of response) or additional capability or information to increase user adoption. Perform Deployments, aggregations, integrations etc. in line with the business process.
Provide Business Support to the Business Planning team, and the Hyperion end user community.
Assist in developing training content, and provide end user Hyperion & Smart view training to the end User community
Provide timely communications on behalf of the Hyperion business support team to the Hyperion user community and stakeholders regarding outages, data loads etc.
Communication of release changes and service status
Testing including coordination of UAT and business sign off
Worked in a similar Hyperion Financial Planning/Reporting Support Analyst
Experienced business, data or systems analyst with knowledge of good information management principles.
Experience managing and implementing system changes
Subject matter expert in Financial Planning Processes and Financial reporting standards, gained through relevant study of financial qualifications as CIMA or ACCA (PART QUALIFIED OR FINALIST STAGE OR QBE)
Excellent analytical skills. Recognised methodology for Problem solving and root cause analysis
Ability to interface with technical and business communities at strategic and detail level.
Subject matter expert in Oracle Hyperion Administration - System configuration, security modelling, user profiling, business model updates, Financial reporting, Smart View (Oracle Hyperion Planning 11 Certified Implementation Specialist Certification).
Demonstrable experience of MS Office Applications including Advanced Excel Skills
Demonstrated experience of finance processes
ITIL Service Management qualification (Foundation)
Knowledge of Oracle eBusiness or similar ERP system
Knowledge of OBIEE or similar BI tool
Experience of Agile Development methodology
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