Job Details
Posting Date
19/09/2022 Expiry Date 19/10/2022 Job Reference Number: 1951-2022-09-19T13:46:59
System Analyst
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Departments
Department Finance Department
Job Purpose

To work closely with the various colleges/departments at the University of Sharjah such as IT, HR, Admission, Registration, Research or/and Finance teams, in order to successfully manage the implementation and ongoing development of the Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Solution (OPBCS), as well as any other reporting applications which will be implemented in the future.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Contribute to the development and maintenance of all technical aspects of the Hyperion planning, budgeting and reporting applications including but not limited to constructing metadata and logic changes, data import routines, dimensions, web forms and business rules, calculation scripts, reports, dashboards, security access, workflow, and task lists.
  2. Support all technical and functional processes required for annual budgeting, periodic forecasting and month-end reporting.
  3. Assist with system integration, maintenance of data mapping tables, data cleansing, creation of exception reports where required. Conduct preventative maintenance and testing of the solution.
  4. Provide support to ensure OPBCS is running smoothly and at the level of performance required to provide high quality experience to the end users.
  5. Provide in-house trainings on Hyperion functionalities, as well as any other reporting solutions used by Finance teams, as well as assist with the development and update of training documentation.
  6. Support the provision of functional and technical guidance to users and management.
  7. Analyze requests for changes, new requirements to production system, determine impact on existing systems/processes and develop appropriate specifications, enhancements and/or procedures to comply.
  8. Contribute to the review of the application design and make recommendations for enhancements and performance optimization.
  9. Assist in enhancing planning and reporting systems, creation of value-add reports, dashboards, sandbox tools and ad hoc models to meet business needs and facilitate strategic decision making.
  10. Ensure the security, integrity and confidentiality of any incoming or outgoing financial information/data.

Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills --
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in IT, MIS, Accounting, or a relevant discipline.
  • 2-4 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • A professional qualification as a chartered accountant or qualified member of an accountancy body.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.

Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Excellent proficiency in MS office applications.
  • Experience in designing, developing and implementing revenue plans, OPEX/CAPEX models, cost allocation models, long term range forecast models, management reporting and dashboards.
  • Experience in writing calculation scripts and business rules for the required software (e.g. Hyperion).
  • Should have working knowledge of ASO cubes.
  • Experience in implementing reporting applications such as PowerBI, Argos (developmental).
  • Business knowledge of financial accounting and ERP systems and processes.
  • Excellent proficiency in Excel including Smart View.
  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize information to see the big picture while effectively managing details and ability to multi-task.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently, prioritize assignments and meet deadlines.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.
Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all
Nationality All