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Senior Systems Accountant

Posted 13/09/2021
£70,000 per annum
Preston
Full time


You are required to support ongoing strategic projects and delivering operational process improvement, system controls and change management within Finance. Another key aspect of the role is to develop a strong understanding of broader system architecture (including POS systems), interfaces and data flows.

Responsibilities:

* Understand broader systems architecture with links to SAP (includes interfaces, batch processes and data flows) and advise finance users on related matters
* Comprehensive understanding of POS system end to end including interfaces into SAP - provide backup support for primary system administrators
* Review and maintain financial systems policies, procedures and process mapping
* Design, implement and maintain effective financial/system controls (preventative and detective) and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and quality assurance over financial data
* Maintenance of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures from a finance systems perspective
* Support system integrations of new company acquisitions and mergers
* Drive the integration and implementation of new systems including ERP, planning and BI systems
* Manage system upgrades and delivery schedules with the IT department
* Troubleshoot and resolve finance related system issues
* Evaluate system performance and implement improvements
* Configure specific range of SAP system settings to meet business needs (e.g. new reports, new cost centres, etc)
* Train and support finance team members in the use of financial systems and procedures
* Leverage business intelligence and data transformation software to enhance and streamline processes
* Collaborate with IT and finance staff to meet business requirements
* Other ad hoc projects as required by Senior Management team

Skills:

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



Oliver James Associates