Finance Business System Administrator - [LR547]

Finance Business System Administrator - [LR547]

15 May
Calgary Board of Education

15 May

Calgary Board of Education


Each student, in keeping with their individual abilities and gifts, will complete high school with a foundation of learning necessary to thrive in life, work and continued learning.


Students come first. Learning is our central purpose. Public education serves the common good.


The CBE strives to create a dynamic, diverse, and collaborative culture. We value diversity and welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

12 Month Calendar

Weekly Hours
1.0 FTE

35 Hours per Week

Staff Association Grade H

$39.48 to $48.82 per hour

Purpose and Accountability

This position’s primary purpose is to administer the Hyperion management system as well as analyse financial and staffing cost data for budgeting, reporting and forecasting purposes. This position is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the data contained within the system as well as continual enhancement and development of the system to support business needs, regular administrator duties as they relate to budget, forecasting and reporting operations and maintenance of reliable integration with other CBE information systems. This job is also responsible for providing support to Hyperion users.

This position is accountable for ensuring accurate data and functioning of the system as well as the reliable, timely and accurate operation of the Hyperion system to meet CBE budget, forecasting and reporting needs. This job is accountable for creating and analysing various scenarios that impact the CBE budget including costing related to collective agreement negotiations. This job is accountable and responsible for maintaining a strict level of confidentiality relative to budget matters.

Extend the use of the Hyperion application suite for the management and finance staff through continual enhancement and development.

Hyperion modules include:
Hyperion Planning
Hyperion Essbase
Human Capital Planning
Financial Reporting Studio
Develop reports, implement dashboard solutions and coordinate projects around the platform.
Support Hyperion system implementations, enhancements and upgrades.
Standardize data processes to support operational and strategic decision making.
Identify, analyze and report/resolve data issues.
Develop Hyperion forms, business rules, and calculation scripts.
Create and augment Essbase cubes.
Develop dynamic reports using Hyperion Reporting tools that present results based on metadata rather than hardcoding.
Business Support & Analysis

Run scenarios and financial impacts in support of collective bargaining and budgeting.
Oversee the establishment of staffing budgets including loading, analyzing and executing What If scenarios.
Document detailed business requirements work flows.
Gain approval of business requirements from the key stakeholders.
Write functional specifications, application gap analysis, non-functional requirements and recommend solutions to address approved business requirements.
Design system related controls, applications and reporting solutions that align to the enterprise architecture.
Develop, test and implement solutions to meet business requirements.
Create operational support documentation and user guides.
Translate project objectives and high level requirements into detailed system requirements and/or use cases.
Analyze implications of requested new or enhanced application functionality.
Work closely with budget and reporting staff to ensure Hyperion is providing required reports and analysis.
Maintains a strong understanding of CBE reporting processes and requirements (both internally and externally imposed).
Project Management

Support major system changes using a project-oriented process and provide regular status reports.
Participate in and/or lead project activities, as required.

Provide support for the Hyperion applications, including managing support escalations, troubleshooting and closing escalated support tickets.
Support and perform monthly, quarterly and annual tasks for Hyperion planning and reporting.
Create, format and deliver ad-hoc reports/queries to operational users and/or finance and accounting controllers.
Plan and coordinate application migrations from test to production environments.
Develop and deliver training for new and existing application users.
Develop and maintain training materials for all Hyperion applications.
Create formal system change requests and facilitate delivery of all production system updates through the change management process.
Follow set system processes, policies and guidelines.
Document administrative processes.
Performs other related responsibilities as assigned to meet the purpose and accountabilities of the role.

Education and Experience
Completion of a university degree in a business-related or information technology discipline.
Minimum of 3 years progressively more responsible experience with Hyperion applications/infrastructure/reporting tools (Hyperion Planning, forms, Human Capital Planning, report development, Essbase, Hyperion Smart View). Public sector experience is considered an asset.
Experience with upgrading Hyperion platforms/modules through different versions.
Experience participating in a corporate budget and/or financial reporting cycle and a strong understanding of these processes.
Experience analyzing complex payroll data and interpreting budget impacts of changes.
Proven skills in documenting user requirements, analyzing requirements, testing, and making suggestions for business process improvements.
Advanced analytical skills in gathering system requirements, logical data and process modeling, use case modeling and work flow modeling.
Knowledge of Oracle EBS financial systems (i.e. A/P, A/R, G/L, F/A, Cash Management) is an asset.
Financial and/or accounting background is considered an asset. An accounting designation is considered a strong asset.
Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a large, multi-union, complex organization.
An equivalent combination of directly related post-secondary education and directly related experience may be considered.
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential
Strong time management and organizational skills
Analytical competence – strong analytical skills, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements. Excellent problem solving and systematic thinking skills.
Personal suitability

Conditions of Employment
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to the Calgary Board of Education WHO ARE OFFERED EMPLOYMENT must complete and pass a police security clearance before employment is confirmed.

Be part of our success
Are you looking for an opportunity to join a team where your contribution makes a positive impact on the lives and learning of more than 120,000 CBE students? The Calgary Board of Education is looking for great people to join our team. Our employees are highly valued and recognized, a career with the CBE offers incredible opportunities, rewards and supports.

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Closing Statement
We thank all candidates for their interest in this position however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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