Oracle ACEs - Brovanture

Oracle ACEs – Brovanture now holds a pair!

Malcom Brock
Managing Director

Sarah Dow, Brovanture Financial Close Practice Leader, has been officially awarded Oracle ACE Associate status which doubles our Oracle Ace count.

Congratulations Sarah!

Oracle ACEs – Brovanture now holds a pair!

The Oracle ACE Program is a worldwide advocacy recognition program which rewards and promotes individuals for their personal contributions to the Oracle community. Oracle describes ACEs in this way: “Many ACEs are technically proficient and share their knowledge and experiences through at least one of the following activities: giving presentations; writing blog posts, books, and articles; creating video tutorials; contributing to open-source projects; sharing their knowledge on social media; writing code; answering questions in community forums like Stack Overflow; and more.”

Sarah has over 30 years’ experience working with EPM solutions beginning with Hyperion Micro Control and then with every Hyperion / Oracle financial close solution since! She has been instrumental in building the Brovanture financial close practice since joining in 2010 and has led many successful implementation teams, most recently for Oracle Cloud EPM Consolidation and Close.

A part qualified accountant and Oracle Certified for Oracle Hyperion Financial Management and Oracle Cloud EPM Consolidation and Close Sarah is also a UKOUG Mentor and involved in the KScope mentoring scheme. She presented at the UKOUG23 conference and KScope23 and has been accepted to speak again at KScope24. Sarah is also an active blogger on all things financial close.

Sarah has worked across a wide range of sectors including government, manufacturing and business services. When asked what she most enjoys about her job Sarah says

“Helping clients with successful close solution implementations and being able to make a real difference to the customers efficiencies in the close process. Like reducing the time and effort to close so they can spend more time on activities that add value such as analysis/making better/more informed/quicker decisions based on the results.”

A recent client Sarah helped to achieve just this is SteriPack – read the client success story.

When not working Sarah loves being outdoors, be it walking her 2 dogs, cycling or swimming. Her latest challenge was a 5k swim at Dorney lake and her claim to fame is achieving the tenpin bowling elusive perfect score of 300!

Again, congratulations to Sarah from all of us at Brovanture.

Until next time.