Fran Burns, CPA


Fran Burns

Fran Burns directs SC&H’s Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) Consulting practice, which he began at SC&H in 2000. In managing the practice, Fran brings both a deep accounting background and years of Oracle-Hyperion implementation experience to SC&H’s clients across all industries, including Fortune 1000 enterprises, growing organizations with a global presence and private, middle market companies. Fran and his team are experts in all aspects of the design, architecture, data integration and strategic implementation of Oracle’s Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence software suites.

SC&H Group is an Oracle Platinum Partner specializing in Hyperion Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions from Oracle. Fran and his team help their clients to improve their competitive advantage through business process improvement and the implementation of Oracle’s Hyperion software solutions. The Oracle-Hyperion consulting practice’s services are geared to empower our clients to manage their financial and operational information more effectively and efficiently.

Fran is responsible for ensuring that SC&H is looked upon by its clients as an expert and trusted advisor with regard to their core business processes around financial reporting, accounting close/consolidation and planning/forecasting. Hallmarks of the Oracle-Hyperion consulting team consist of world class service, open communication, unparalleled work ethic, and a unique team-based approach assures engagements are completed on-time and on budget – 100% of the time.

Fran manages SC&H’s relationship with Oracle, and the firm has maintained the status of Oracle Platinum Partner for 6 years in a row. He manages a highly-qualified consulting team of SC&H professionals in their expert design, documentation, implementation, and testing of Hyperion EPM and BI solutions. SC&H delivers highly-developed capabilities in change management, client responsiveness and support, along with a dedication to effective knowledge transfer by teaming with client personnel through all phases of each engagement.

Fran began his career with a “Big 4” international accounting firm, where he worked with large, international and publicly-traded companies. After joining the firm’s consulting practice in the 1990’s, Fran was one of the firm’s first Hyperion consultants, and he helped companies to replace the labor-intensive practice of compiling spreadsheets from multiple departments with a sophisticated means for consolidating their financial results across multiple entities – adding the value of analytical financial insight through a single version of the truth.

Graduating with highest Summa Cum Laude honors from Loyola University Maryland, Fran holds BBA degrees in Accounting and in Management of Information Systems, and he is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified IT Professional, and an Oracle-Hyperion Certified Professional. He is a member in the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Fran also is a regular speaker at Oracle-Hyperion regional seminars, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) conferences, and national user conferences.

Active in his community, Fran serves on the Executive Committee of the Advisory Board at the Baltimore Area Command of the Salvation Army, for which he also serves as Treasurer. Even with his busy schedule, he finds time to coach his daughter’s recreational softball team in his community.

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