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Job title: Finance EPM Applications Analyst

Reporting Line: Finance EPM Applications Specialist

Employment Type: Permanent, Full time

Location: Dublin, Ireland

Role Overview/Purpose:

This is a new role created to support the Finance System team, particularly for the support and development of the Hyperion Planning applications, encompassing P&L, BS, Daily Revenue, Workforce, KPIs and Long-Term Plan.

As Hyperion Planning Administrator you will be responsible for the configuration, development, migration, troubleshooting, testing, performance tuning and general maintenance of the Hyperion system.

Hyperion is our financial reporting suite containing Actual/Forecast/Budget data, it is a one stop shop/single source of truth for financial internal, external, and statutory reporting in Paddy Power Betfair.

This role is ideal for a candidate who wants great exposure to Technology and Finance and it offers the opportunity to learn leading skills in different areas that can have a huge impact on your career, such as EPM solutions, Data Analysis and Finance processes.

Key roles and responsibilities:

Hyperion Planning applications administration

  • Proactively ensure the EPM applications and underlying infrastructure are secure, running properly and responsive
  • Metadata design and administration; evaluate logical views, data hierarchies and reporting structures
  • Build and maintain business rules, data loads, task lists, batch jobs, automation and scripts
  • Develop complex calculation scripts, web forms and reports
  • Analyse data and create reports on SmartView and Financial Reporting
  • Work closely with the FP&A team during Budget/Forecast cycle
  • Applications tuning and processes optimisation
  • Be pro-active in keeping Hyperion suite up to date, ensuring PPB upgrades in a timely manner
  • Conduct training about the Hyperion system to end users
  • Create and maintain system documentation

Data integration of the Hyperion suite with the other systems used in the organisation

  • Maintain and Develop ETL processes, mainly with Oracle Data Integrator (ODI) and PL/SQL, to move/integrate data between operational systems and production applications
  • Integrate Oracle E-Business data for the financial consolidation process

Collaborate with stakeholders

  • Ability to understand and bridge the gap between business requirements and technical specifications
  • Recommends and implements solutions that enable the organization to achieve its goals
  • Support users within the Hyperion community and in the wider business enabling Hyperion functionalities to be leveraged in an efficient manner across the business
  • Pro-actively manage Hyperion suite so it is recognised as a single source of truth for financial and KPI reporting and budgeting, delivering information in an efficient automated and robust manner

In coordination with other members of the team ensure there is sufficient knowledge in the team to support Hyperion when self is offsite

Other ad hoc work and projects may be assigned from time to time

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS degree in Engineering or Information Technology from an accredited college or university
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Problem solving skills
  • Experience with databases, including SQL coding across standard commercial databases (e.g. Oracle, Teradata, MySQL, etc)
  • Knowledge of one or more programming languages

Beneficial Qualifications

  • Experience in EPM solutions (e.g. Hyperion, Anaplan, OneStream etc.)
  • Experience in ETL tools (e.g. ODI, Informatica PowerCenter, SSIS, DataStage etc.)
  • Knowledge of commercial and emerging reporting tools and technologies (e.g. Tableau, QlikView, Microstrategy, Business Objects, Cognos, D3)
  • Knowledge of Excel VBA
  • Passion for developing and analysing large, complex data sets and converting them into the information and insights that drive business decisions at all levels of the organization
  • Experience in Budgeting and Forecasting


Paddy Power Betfair believe our values set us apart and they are at the core of everything we do. Beyond our values we have some other great benefits to tell you about;

Uncapped annual leave

Flexible working

Great pension/wellbeing contributions

Private healthcare coverage

Plus much more…