2018-05-06

Sr. Hyperion Essbase Analyst
Job Opportunity at Villasana Executive Recruiting, LLC

Posted on May 6

713-202-7676

Location: Houston, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4159072

Job Title: Senior Hyperion Planning & Essbase Administrator/Financial Analyst
Location: Galleria Area, Houston TX
 
Overview:
We provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for comprehensive infrastructure needs in the electric power and oil and natural gas industries. Great company culture, benefits, career growth and financially sound.
 
You will support the Directors of Financial Reporting Systems and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) in the development and administration of Hyperion Planning & Essbase applications.  This is a liason role where you will partner with the FP&A / Accounting teams supporting key business activities related to the creation and delivery of accurate, reliable financial forecasts / budgets, financials and operational results. 
 
You must be able to manage and execute a number of technical elements that we  have in place. Some of these include:
 
 
Planning
  • Direct experience in configuring Hyperion Planning applications with both standard and composite data forms, integrated task lists and complex rules for allocations, intercompany eliminations, currency translation, etc.
    • Experience should be on release 11.1.2.4.xx directly
    • Exposure with single applications with multiple plan types
    • Exposure to FDMEE integration to planning with limited Lock and Send data inputs
    • Master data integration is fully developed with Hyperion DRM – so you must be able to understand DRM and related attributes and how those impact or manifest in issues within Hyperion Planning
    • Ability to support multiple users in entry and maintenance of monthly forecasts at a Job level as well as rapidly support data corrections that may be required to restate prior planning errors
Essbase
  • Direct experience building and maintaining Essbase cubes (both BSO and ASO) and related data movements into and between cubes (We currently will have 6 cubes at deployment)
    • Experience should be on release 11.1.2.4.xx directly
    • Integration is from FDMEE only either with direct links to source ERP systems or Excel Template submissions
    • Full understanding of partitions (Primarily Transparent but also Replicated and Linked)
      • We have a single transparent partition which sources from five different data sources
    • Understanding of how master data changes at a base level will require data restructures and a confident ability to manage those changes within appropriate change control parameters
      • Ideally this includes a good working knowledge of DRM such that interactions between the DRM Administrator and Essbase / Planning Administrator are direct and complete without undue cycles
    • Exposure to ODI which is used to update Essbase and Planning outlines on a daily basis –such that failures of those updates can be rapidly triaged and resolved
    • Full understanding of MAXL scripting and the implications of such to application security and supporting calculations
    • Ability to work with Oracle Support and our IT Infrastructure to trouble shoot and support bug resolution at a technical level
 
The above are the cornerstones of this position. 
 
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting, with a preferred background in IT or MIS.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working with Hyperion Planning and Essbase Development and Administration, including 3-5 years as the responsible administrator.
  • Experience with the Hyperion suite (Planning, Essbase, SmartView and FDMEE) a must.
  • Expertise in Essbase cube analysis, design and maintenance, Essbase database administration, upgrades, performance tuning and optimization.
  • Working knowledge on Financial Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting process and functions.
  • Understands dependencies and interrelationships between functional components of Hyperion Planning among forms, business rules, calculation scripts, variables and Essbase databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to translate requirements into design and subsequent solution build.
  • Experience with Classic methods of metadata management is highly preferred.
  • ASO and BSO Essbase application development/configuration and support – Outlines, dimensions, measures, members, metadata administration with ability to design databases and complex calculations including MaxL scripting.
  • Experience with Essbase Excel add in, SmartView and FR reporting.
 
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