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Oracle Cloud EPBCS Administrator - 12763

Company: University of California - Merced
Location: Merced
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Job Description:

Hiring Range

$90,000 - $112,000

Job Closing Date

Open until Filled

For this position, the SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE will have experience integrating EPBCS (Enterprise Planning & Budgeting Cloud Services), with Oracle Financials, Oracle Project and Portfolio Management, and Oracle Budgetary Control and other modules. (This ideal person has experience on the support-side after Oracle Project implementation)

NOTE: This is a 2-yr renewable contract position. The UC system happily provides all internal contract appointees with a full range of benefits. Currently, we are not able to consider VISA sponsorship.

About UC Merced

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.

About the Job

The Oracle Cloud EPBCS Administrator will be responsible for on-going functionality, maintenance and enhancement of Enterprise Planning & Budgeting Cloud Services (EPBCS) within the Oracle Cloud Environment. This position will be the primary support for the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Project Portfolio Financial Management (PPFM) and Accounting teams to ensure the accuracy of reporting at the management and executive level. A deep understanding of the budget planning and month-end close processes both conceptually and within the Oracle Cloud tools will help provide consultative support to FP&A and Accounting partners to identify efficiencies and best practices. Additional responsibilities include providing integrations support, security provisioning, and managing development and execution of configuration updates.


1) This position is responsible to partner cross-functionally throughout the organization to meet evolving business and system needs. Provides functional and technical EPBCS end-to-end application expertise to FP&A and finance functions to successfully complete daily, monthly, and yearly planning activities. Works at the highest technical level of various phases of systems analysis. Considers the business implications of applying technology to the current and future business environment.

2) Identifies and recommends opportunities to better leverage technology, improve business efficiency, and mitigate risks. Able to prioritize and multi-task in a high-paced environment to meet critical timelines. Provides end-user support materials and work closely with stakeholders to enhance their EPBCS knowledge and skills. Performs highly complex analysis of business and user needs, documentation of requirements and translation into proper system and process requirement specifications.

3) Identifies, troubleshoots and documents simple to highly complex technical issues related to EPBCS and interfacing Oracle and external systems. Perform data reconciliation and validation to ensure data integrity. Monitor and manage system processes, jobs, errors and performance.

4) Provides end user support, ensuring timely and accurate data reconciliation and submission. Supports Multi-year, Annual budget and periodic Actuals loading, write-back, drill-through and reporting processes. Support business users during monthly close cycle and year end budget close activities.

5) Updates and develops reporting and reporting strategies to better facilitate the usage of EPBCS data. Designs and prepares reports and templates for FP&A and other stakeholders using Financial Reporting Studio reports, SmartView Excel reports. Supports continuous operations, develops new system processes and artifacts to develop additional business processes in EPBCS.

6) Tests new releases of the application based on enhancement release and system governance processes. Manages timing and testing of Oracle monthly updates. Manages and administers security roles and access for different user groups. Maintains and updates mapping tables, metadata and data rules. Enhances existing integrations and develops new integrations as needed.



* Progressively responsible experience / training. (Required)Bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Computer Information Systems or related area AND 5 years of progressively responsible related experience or 9 years equivalent related p

* 5 years. relevant experience implementing and supporting financial management systems, preferably Hyperion Planning and Essbase technologies. (Preferred)

* 1-year relevant experience in implementing Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service (PBCS/EPBCS). (Preferred)


* Extensive experience in developing the EPBCS business rules, data load rules, data management mappings, metadata, action menus, and smart lists.

* Technical background with hands-on experience in Hyperion planning, Essbase cube build using EPBCS, PBCS and Data Management for metadata and data load.

* Good understanding of Financial Accounting, Financial Planning & Budgeting and Financial Reporting concepts; preferably with experience in Public Sector planning & budgeting processes.

* Extensive experience in SmartView and Financial Reporting tools.

* Understanding and skill in complex process and systems requirement documentation standards, such as Use Case modeling, User Story creations and narrative description.

* Demonstrated ability to work with others from diverse backgrounds.

* Self-motivated and works independently and as part of a team. Able to learn effectively and meet deadlines.

* Demonstrates problem solving skills.

* Demonstrated experience with process analysis, systems analysis, process architectures and systems analysis methodologies and practices including traditional waterfall, Agile, Agile Scrum, UML, UML Enterprise, et cetera.

* Demonstrates understanding and experience in Financials, Workforce and Projects processes and system functionality. Demonstrates understanding of chart of accounts and typical GL processes.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at

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