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Ball Corporation / Ball Aerospace Manager, Financial Systems (Hyperion) in Westminster, Colorado

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable aluminum packaging solutions for beverage, personal care and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 17,500 people worldwide and reported 2018 net sales of $11.6 billion. For more information, visit , or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Responsible for developing designing, maintaining, and supporting the Hyperion applications (HFM, FDM, Hyperion Planning, Essbase, DRM, etc.) and ensuring the integrity of the financial reporting applications. Lead other financial system administrators and manage projects across the Hyperion application suite. Act as liaison with information technology, corporate, and operations accounting departments to enhance the financial reporting and consolidation systems.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises the performance and development of other financial system administrators, and manages the work of contracted workers and consultants.

  • Manages system metadata, coordinates the execution of change management process related to metadata, and communicates metadata changes to end users. Provides support and direction on system-related issues to management and staff. Leads and manages the development and implementation of incremental system integrations.

  • Supports the initial implementation of the Hyperion applications, working closely with the various team members to establish system dimensionality, support report builds, perform data reconciliation tests, and be responsible for the personnel training. Facilitates the further development and enhancement of the Hyperion tools to meet advancing user needs.

  • Develops designs and maintains the Hyperion applications suite and the associated integration with other corporate and business financial systems. Supports the upload and processing of actual, forecast, and plan data to the Hyperion suite. Develops and maintains financial reports using Hyperion reports, Smartview Excel grids and other reporting tools.

  • Maintains user security and manages change processes for user security in accordance with established protocols. Maintains and executes business rules, calculations, data copies, and moves. Proactively reviews and monitors the application and makes recommendations for design enhancements relative to ongoing best practices. Manages overall performance of the financial systems.

  • Trains and supports users in both corporate and operations accounting. Prepares and maintains user documentation and training materials. Assists with the enhancement of business processes and supports the business leaders with critical business strategies by managing the development, testing, and implementation of new business application systems. Acts as liaison among information technology, corporate accounting, and consolidating entities for business application projects and change management controls.

  • Provides assistance and backup throughout the close-to-report and planning/forecasting cycles to ensure system responsiveness and data integrity to meet user needs. Participates in projects to improve consolidation and reporting processes. Reviews or develops documentation supporting new or significantly changed system controls/financial reporting tools. Evaluates and identifies potential business and financial-reporting risks through participation in IT governance, change management, and gate review processes.

  • Serves as a business partner in cross-functional environments to support departmental and divisional needs in relation to current and prospective applications that are and could be integrated into the Essbase application for planning and reporting. Establishes policies and procedures for the overall financial data management of the Corporate FP&A financial systems. Performs data integrity analysis to ensure appropriateness of data uploads for all applicable financial systems.

  • Works with legal and tax departments to ensure the legal entity structure is accurately setup and maintained within the system for accurate consolidation reporting. Develops, publishes, and maintains detailed organizational structure for legal entity and segment reporting with ownership percentages and currencies for reference purposes. Manages and directs development of reports for SOX and PWC auditors as needed. Reviews, documents, and maintains SOX controls related to the accounting system and develops appropriate SOX controls and documentation.

  • Ensures accuracy of foreign currency reporting through appropriate system setup. Works directly with all foreign consolidating entities to ensure all accounts are translated in accordance with FAS 52.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related professional field usually acquired through college level education or work related experience. Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, IT or related field required.

  • CPA, CMA or equivalent professional credentials in accounting or prior Hyperion experience a plus.

  • Job related experience for 7 years minimum in the accounting or IT areas.

  • Meaningful experience with Hyperion application suite and/or other multidimensionality applications(Cloud applications a plus)

  • Meaningful experience with Project Management

  • Meaningful experience with data integration and automation tools

  • Good understanding of business and FP&A roles and key finance processes

  • Ability to execute critical requirements within tight timelines

  • Ability to lead and develop team members

  • Ability to lead and guide contractors in their deliverables

  • Strong business acumen and Finance Planning and Analysis experience

  • Great analytical, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Must be technical in nature with strong working knowledge of the following areas:

  • ◦Generally accepted accounting principles and consolidation accounting.

  • ◦Relational database concepts including file structure knowledge data definition.

  • ◦System security and data governance processes.

  • Ability to apply intensive and diversified evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard accounting techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Must be able to advise how organizational changes, reorganizations and other accounting changes should be represented and treated in the Hyperion application suite and how the surrounding accounting processes handle these changes.

  • 10% of travel

Compensation & Benefits

  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $98,500 - $150,500 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, as well as internal and external equity.)

  • Job Grade: 13

  • This role will be eligible to participate in the annual incentive compensation plan.

  • For Regular Full-Time Salaried and Hourly positions, Ball includes a comprehensive benefits structure, click here ( for more information.

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