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Senior Accountant

Posted 08/07/2021
£75,000 per annum
Full time

Senior Systems Accountant
Up to £75,000 per annum

You are required to support ongoing strategic projects and delivering operational process improvement and change management within Finance. Another key aspect of the roles is to develop a strong understanding of interfaces and the systems they come from.

This is a great opportunity for a qualified accountant with excellent systems knowledge and a highly numerate / analytical mindset who is seeking a permanent position, with excellent progression opportunities


* Lead finance system integration and implementation process and support training and post system go live
* Reviewing systems performance and identifying system issues
* Managing system upgrades with the IT department
* Designing and implementing internal system controls (preventative and detective) to provide quality assurance over financial data
* Reviewing and maintaining financial systems policies, procedures and process mapping
* Collaborating with IT and financial staff to meet business requirements
* Troubleshooting and fixing finance related system issues
* Training and supporting finance team members in the use of financial systems and procedures
* Working with the IT team to design delivery schedules of systems development
* Working with business intelligence software
* Manage resolution of issues working closely with finance IT project team to ensure that optimum system performance is maintained
* Learn and understand our system end to end and understand interfaces into SAP
* Training and supporting finance team members in the use of financial systems and procedures
* Support system integrations on new company acquisitions and mergers
* Other ad hoc projects as required by Senior Management team


* Significant financial analysis and numerical capability
* Applied strategic thinking and complex problem solving
* Broad experience and knowledge of accounting systems including systems development
* Experience working in project and BAU environments
* Strong team player, yet comfortable to work autonomously
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Experience in communicating and influencing senior stakeholders
* Advanced computer software skills, including Excel macros and SAP Finance applications
* Detailed and methodical by nature with a strong process orientation
* Efficiency in prioritising workloads with the capacity to be flexible in balancing priorities.
* A customer-centric attitude
* Experience of working on a change or upgrade of an ERP system

Oliver James Associates