Senior Systems Accountant

Exeter, Devon
10 Jun 2017
10 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Systems Accountant



Great opportunity for a qualified Systems Accountant to utilise their experience in Financial Services Plc

About Capita | Fund Solutions


  • Capita employs over 25,000 staff in the UK financial services industry alone (over 64,000

employees in total)

  • The company has grown significantly, and continues to do so, as a result of an ambitious

culture of acquiring and developing businesses

Capita in Exeter

  • Employs around 100 staff, of which over 40 are directly involved in fund administration

for specialist closed fund strategies

  • Provide accounting and administration services to a small number of private equity

funds, but wish to develop this business line

  • Business referred from various Capita offices in UK (including Channel Islands) and


  • Undergoing a restructure and additional round of investment to grow the business - this

could involve expansion or acquisitions within UK, or outside

What you will do:

  • Assist with systems and process design

  • Ascertain and document user requirements

  • Apply robust project management disciplines and methodologies

  • Help coordinate a number of project activities including training and UAT

  • Work closely with IT and the suppliers to deliver quality high performing systems

  • Assist with business intelligence and help design system reports

  • Ensure users supported to resolve issues via a business systems helpdesk

  • Ensure new and existing users receive adequate systems training

  • Ensure systems procedures and training manuals are effectively used and kept up to date for any new developments and operational changes

  • Ensure system prices are accurate and checked daily (scrubbed) to independent price sources

  • Ensure other market data in the system is accurate and up to date

  • Set up new entities and new business on the system(s)

  • Liaise with IT on data feed and technical issues

  • Proactively identify areas for improvements within the team, and drive forward projects on own initiative, to a successful conclusion, by using influencing skills and engaging confidently with the rest of the business

  • Manage and coordinate internal systems audit visits

  • Work closely with the accounting teams & IT on key projects, and assist with coordination of user acceptance testing

  • To critically examine existing processes suggesting areas where efficiency can be improved, risk reduced and ways of achieving this.

  • Design and implement solutions to eliminate such issues effectively across the business and ensure the results of these are monitored and recorded.

  • Contribute via projects and change initiatives to the development of robust, scalable and cost-efficient operating models and a strong control environment.

Your experience will include:

  • Extensive experience in Microsoft Excel, Word & PowerPoint

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, CIMA or ACA)

  • Strong Project Management experience (either project manager or of being a key member of a project team)

  • Financial services & funds industry background

  • Previous experience of portfolio administration, including the lifecycles of equities, bonds, derivatives, real assets or other underlying portfolio financial instruments

  • Dealing with external service providers (e.g. supplier management)

  • Previous experience of communicating directly with senior management and project steering committees

  • Business intelligence and systems report development (e.g. SAP Crystal, Microsoft report Builder)

  • Excel macros and data management tools

  • Knowledge of fund accounting systems, especially Real Estate and or Private Equity fund accounting systems.

  • Knowledge of Xceptor Data Hub data management solution (or similar products)

  • Other Microsoft packages such as MS Visio & MS Project

What's in it for you?

At Capita, training and development aren't optional extras: they're how we do our job. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also give you 23 day's holiday, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.

What we hope you will do next

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