Equinix is one of the fastest growing data center companies, growing connectivity between clients worldwide. That’s why we're always looking for creative and forward thinking people who can help us achieve our goal of global interconnection. With 200 data centers in over 24 countries spanning across 5 continents, we are home to the Cloud, supporting over 1000 Cloud and IT services companies that are directly engaged in technological innovation and development. We are passionate about further evolving the specific areas of software development, software and network architecture, network operations and complex cloud and application solutions.
At Equinix, we make the internet work faster, better, and more reliably. We hire talented people who thrive on solving hard problems and give them opportunities to hone new skills, try new approaches, and grow in new directions. Our culture is at the heart of our success and it’s our authentic, humble, gritty people who create The Magic of Equinix. We share a real passion for winning and put the customer at the center of everything we do.
This position acts as a critical liaison between the company’s financial functions including: Global Accounting functions, Consolidations Accounting, FP&A, Treasury, Tax, and Business Assurance and the company’s IT organization. The role will report into the FP&A team, but is responsible for maintaining the Oracle Planning, Budgeting Cloud Services application from a functional side.
Provides first line support to users of Oracle Planning, Budgeting Cloud Services system including:
Responding to helpdesk queries
Providing one-on-one support, explanations, and guidance to users regarding finance operations
Triaging data issues, process issues, and user errors prior to advancing to IT
Performs review of financial systems' maintenance (e.g. Security Groups, Metadata changes, alternate reporting hierarchies, Chart of Account, Dimensions, Members etc.)
Liaise with IT and business users to define and prioritize business related issues associated with systems
Coordinate with IT to plan for periodic IT improvement releases
For planned enhancements take the lead role in:
Assisting with developing the business case
Planning and monitoring
Requirements management and communication
Translating and simplifying requirements
Coordinating User Acceptance Testing UAT
Use requirements to drive the design or review of test cases, process change requests, and lead a project’s scope, acceptance, installation and deployment.
Works closely with the IT teams to deliver enhancements on the deployed Production System
Deliver training to various financial users on key systems such as Oracle Planning, Budgeting Cloud Services (Hyperion)
Maintain and set-up globally consistent standard reports, and provide ad-hoc reporting guidance
Use broad understanding of business and systems to identify possible business issues related to system designs, and evaluate enhancement requests from users
Partner with other system owners to ensure data quality, timing, and financial reporting impacts are fully understood
Coordinate user acceptance testing for new system or enhancement releases. This involves assistance with creation of test cases and follow-up to ensure users complete testing per the schedule.
Liaise with FPA and Reporting Center of Excellence (COE) team to optimize planning, forecasting, and reporting processes.
Expert knowledge in SmartView
10+ years of experience working within the finance and accounting organization of a Fortune 1000 company
7-10+ years of experience with Oracle EPM, Oracle Hyperion, Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS) preferred
3+ years Project Management Experience with Software or IT projects preferred
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, IT or related field required.
Familiarity of ERP and GL concepts (Oracle EBS, R12 or Oracle Cloud Fusion)
Financial Planning and Analysis
Detail-focused with high degree of data accuracy and integrity
Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication and presentation skills
Expert knowledge Excel and MS Office Applications
Working knowledge of relational databases (Oracle DB)
Experience in the following areas is strongly preferred:
Finance close and consolidation
Streamlining reporting, budgeting, and forecasting processes
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to understand and assimilate new ideas and manage change
Experience in the following areas is desired:
Change Management Certification
PMP®, CAPM® Certification
Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.