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Cognos Planning Analytics Implementation - Associate

About this role

    The mission of the Finance Operations Support (FOS) team is to ensure optimized operating models within Finance, consistent across our global functional teams as appropriate. To promote this objective, we connect key Finance resources with relevant functional specialists from across BlackRock, identify and document business requirements and manage the implementation and subsequent maintenance of platforms and processes designed to address those requirements. FOS team members serve as internal change management consultants who apply knowledge of BlackRock’s resources - people, processes and technology - to ensure concepts become reality in support of both new business initiatives and ongoing business process enhancement.

Team Overview

    The FOS team has a global footprint. Team members are responsible for managing projects that drive Finance objectives forward through initiatives that can have either regional or global focus. Responsibilities include coordinating project team activity, supporting effective and timely communication among project team members and subject matter experts from across the firm, drafting clear and comprehensive business requirements and project management documentation, designing sound processes and workflow models, partnering with internal or third party resources to drive design specification sign-off, oversee technical development progress and coordinate quality unit testing, providing ongoing project updates to all relevant stakeholders, facilitating user training services and, ensuring timely delivery of effective, well designed solutions.

    In addition to project oversight, the team works to manage, on an ongoing basis, the platforms supporting Finance’s day-to-day operating model to ensure our technologies remain optimized and our operational processes are sustainable, efficient and support a robust control environment. The team provides level one support for Finance operational platforms and as required, will assess/trouble-shoot and identify actionable opportunities to address complex issues related to the suite of technology solutions Finance employs including Oracle R12 e-Business Suite Financials (R12), Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), IBM Cognos Planning Analytics, IBM Cognos Analytics and our proprietary BlackRock Aladdin platform.

Role Responsibility:

    Responsible for the implementation of planning, budgeting, forecasting, and allocation based solutions, as well as analytical and reporting applications.  This role requires understanding business needs, the data behind it, and how to transform this information into solutions for decision making and streamlined processes.
    • Key resource in supporting the buildout, testing, code migration and maintenance of the Cognos Financial Management Platform at BlackRock
    • Supporting a variety of functions within Global BlackRock Finance department to understand business uses cases for Cognos development
    • Provide regular project communication, status reports and escalations in a concise and direct manner so that key stakeholders are aware and informed
    • Understand principles of sound corporate operating procedures and business processes
    • Proactively look for opportunities to optimize the current business processes within Finance globally

Critical Skills and Qualities:

    • Solid Cognos TM1 / Planning Analytics and Cognos BI / Analytics development and integration skills
    • Background in Finance, IT, or similar fields are preferred. Knowledge of financial instruments and markets is beneficial. Although not required, knowledge of programming languages (such as Visual Basic, C++, or Java) and an understanding of relational database concepts (including SQL) and OLAP technology are beneficial
    • Administrator/power user experience with one or more of the following a plus: Oracle Financials, SharePoint, BluePrism
    • Ability to train end users
    • Collaborative, team-oriented, and service-oriented
    • Strong organizational, planning, quantitative and problem solving skills; results driven with strategic and creative thinking
    • Self-starter and multi-tasker; able to proactively drive positive progress for multiple projects with limited manager direction
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Advanced MS Office user


  • IT Development
  • IT Consultant, Analyst, Auditor
  • Project Management
  • Full time

Experience required:

  • 1-3 years professional experience

Required language level:

  • English - higher advanced/fit for negotiation

Job location:

Budapest, 1134 Váci út 47.

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