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Systems Accountant

Posted 08/07/2021
£50,000 per annum
Manchester
Full time


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

Responsibilities:

* 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 POS 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

Skills:

* 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