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Sr Specialist -Financial Planning and Analysis

Sr Specialist -Financial Planning and Analysis| Finance-and-accounting | Basking Ridge, NJ, USA

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This position manages all facets related to the Hyperion financial production system (Essbase, Planning, & Dodeca) and manages strategies to ensure deliverables are met within schedule, budget, and quality goals.

The position is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the data (within database and results of reports) by managing the change control processes, overseeing and coordinating month-end system schedules, and resolving any errors or inconsistencies in the data sources or ETL processes. The Manager also creates and maintains successful alliances with key resources and acts independently to provide subject matter expertise across multiple large-scale, highly complex initiatives.

This position is expected to completes tasks independently and makes decisions and recommendations that comply with management reporting guidelines to accurately ensure the financial integrity of our financial statements.

Performs productivity assessments and related analysis (results, profiling, & modeling activities) as they apply to the support of strategic and tactical program planning.

Provides expertise to finance organizations and ensure compliance with corporate business requirements.

Validates and implements reliable automated solutions to fulfill complex business requirements.

Develops and follows through on action plans for addressing reporting gaps.

Prepares and delivers presentations on project overview, plans, and status to senior and executive staff levels.

Identifies cost savings through process improvement. 

Motivate and train staff to maximize productivity and promote their professional development in a manner consistent with Verizon Wireless company policies and practices.


Bachelor's degree  in Accounting, Finance or IT required. Masters degree preferred.

Minimum of 6 years experience managing a Hyperion EPM system.

4+ years of wireless financial analysis experience or extensive knowledge and understanding of wireless industry trends and key business drivers.

Experience with requirements gathering, integrative thinking, process definition, and deployment of business requirements to information systems.

Must have solid writing skills, and must be able to translate user requests into functional requirements, as well as effectively describe technical specifications to business users, both verbally and through documentation.

Advanced knowledge of Hyperion Essbase and/or Planning is required (modeling Essbase cubes, building ad-hoc queries, report scripts, calc scripts, data load rules, etc.).  Experience with Essbase Administration Services (EAS) or other Essbase outline maintenance tools (DRM, EPMA, Essbase Studio) is a plus.

Basic knowledge of SQL (select statements & simple joins) is required.

Experience with Microsoft Access, including creating tables, building queries, developing forms, designing reports, and managing automation through VBA is required.

Advanced knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.  Visio and MS Project experience a plus.

Must be highly motivated, a self-starter, and demonstrate leadership qualities. 

Must be able to identify and escalate potential issues as well as implement solutions and feedback systems acting as a catalyst for change.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer m/f/d/v.

Job ID: 341400

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