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Manager Financial Applications

Location:
GB - Watford
Date Posted:
27/11/16 22:30
Company Name:
Hilton Hotels and Resorts
Position Summary:

This position will be part of a small team mainly supporting Hilton's global property level budgeting and forecasting applications (HLBFS and Planit). This includes end user functional support, updating structures, rules/calculations, webforms and reports in both Essbase and Hyperion Planning. The position will also interact with users to identify enhancements that need to be made within the applications.

What will it be like to work for Hilton Worldwide?

With thousands of hotels in over 100 countries and territories, Hilton Worldwide offers countless opportunities to delight. From an open door to a welcoming smile and an exceptional experience, we offer the millions of travellers who stay with us every year a welcome they will never forget. If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Worldwide Team Member. Because it's with Hilton Worldwide where we never forget the reason we're here: to delight our guests, Team Members, and owners alike.

What will I be doing?

Planning Activities 30%

* This position will support the administration of the Hilton Hyperion Planning applications including future enhancements/ phases; assist with Essbase touch points/ integration with Hyperion Planning; provide the application support for business users and gather ongoing requirement needs from end-user enhancements/ optimizations; support a training/end-user education function for applications/functions within this domain; create, maintain, and update reports in Financial Reporting Studio and Smart View based on end-user requirements.

* Write HLBFS and/or Planit reports for HLBFS and/or Planit users using HLBFS and/or Planit.

* Generate Forecasting reports to Hotel Finance at Memphis Operations Center.

* Maintain reports utilized by all hotels during the monthly forecast and annual budget process



Organizing Activities 15%

* Work with key stakeholders and departments on assigned activities of the department/project so objectives are accomplished.

* Disseminate, organise and communicate regarding assignments and projects within the department/project team.

* Work with business users to evaluates and streamlines business processes to maximise efficiency and effectiveness within and across departments.

Directing Activities 5%

* Communicate important and necessary information to team members via emails, memos, reports, and phone calls.

* Leverage effective partnerships with other departments.

* Inform upper management of department's progress and advises them on key issues to help the decision making process

Controlling Activities 50%

* Gather appropriate data or information from PeopleSoft and ensures data loads reconcile to the General Ledger.

* Maintain the Hyperion Essbase databases for entering, storing and maintaining information for mutiple scenarios (Budget, Actual, Forecast) for all hotels utilizing HLBFS and/or Planit.

* Create and/or maintain HLBFS and/or Planit reporting tools for analyzing data.

* Assist team members with Ad-hoc analysis

* Gather appropriate data or informion from HLBS and ensures that the data loaded into Daily Reporting ties to hotels forecast in HLBFS and/or Planit

* Administer and assist with HLBFS and/or Planit and Essbase access requests

* Document user specifications for system enhancements and work with the HLBFS and/or Planit IT department regarding programming, testing and deployment.

* Perform monthly/daily maintenance of Hyperion Planning and other applications as assigned.

* Execute and monitor extract/load processes as necessary.

* Ensure established performance standards for department are met.

* Enforce policies and procedures that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the department and Company.



Supportive Functions

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

* Examine the needs and concerns of hotel users to determine opportunities or problem areas and provide timely and accurate feedback to users.

* Communicate with hotel users providing them with information and possible solutions or work-arounds relevant to the business need.

* Develop and maintain constructive and cooperative working relationships with team members, Information Technology programmers, HLBFS and/or Planit users, Operations, Operations Finance, and Corporate team members utilizing Hyperion Essbase and HLBFS and/or Planit.

* Develop and maintain Reports, HLBFS and/or Planit Tools, and Outline

What are we looking for?

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

* Significant relevant work experience with proven hands-on experience working with Hyperion Essbase and/or Planning applications

* Solid understanding of budgeting and forecasting business processes

* Experience in customer service/support role

* Basic understanding of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and financial statement presentation

* Ability to work in a matrixed management environment.

* Ability to have a flexible work schedule to provide support from Watford to multiple time zones during their main business hours. The role will have flexibility on work location (home versus office) during this time.

* Effective communication skills (both written and verbal) with the ability to clearly and concisely express ideas

* Absolute discretion and confidentiality regarding sensitive information

* Ability to take initiative to identify, prioritize and implement all elements required for team to fulfill responsibilities in accordance with core strategic goals.

* Strong problem solving skills including the ability to effectively address any issue in collaboration with others as appropriate; ability to proactively identify and prevent potential problems; ability to help develop problem solving skills among direct reports and other team members as appropriate; ability to translate business user needs into actionable changes within Hyperion Planning to improve processes

* Ability to work well under pressure and effectively handle multiple, concurrent demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities.

* Strong knowledge of ways to keep data in sync between various Hyperion and non-Hyperion applications

What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and holiday entitlement. As an employee you will become a member of the Go Hilton Team Member Travel Program, which provides reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends! We look forward to explaining in detail the range of excellent benefits that you would expect from a global hotel organization like Hilton Worldwide.


Hilton World Wide Inc. is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in lieu thereof

* Significant relevant work experience with proven hands-on experience working with Hyperion Essbase and/or Planning applications

* Solid understanding of budgeting and forecasting business processes

* Ability to translate business user needs into actionable changes within Hyperion Planning to improve processes

* Strong knowledge of ways to keep data in sync between various Hyperion and non-Hyperion applications

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's Degree or experience in lieu thereof

* Significant experience with Hyperion Planning and/or Essbase.

* Experience with Hyperion Planning Cloud based solution

* Working knowledge of multiple ERP applications and interfaces in and out of Hyperion Planning

Job Categories
Accounting/Finance
Property
Hilton - Regional Headquarters - Europe
Entry Level Position
No