Oracle Cloud EPBCS Administrator - 12763
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: November 19, 2020
$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
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
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
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
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)
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE, AND COMPETENCIES
* Extensive experience in developing the EPBCS business rules, data
load rules, data management mappings, metadata, action menus, and
* 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
* 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
* 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
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
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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