Group Systems Accountant

Reed Finance
08 Feb 2017
08 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Finance are working exclusively for a Group Systems Accoutant position with a global PLC and professional services organisation.

This is a pivotal newly created Group Systems Accountant position based in their state of the art offices just outside Manchester. Reporting to the Financial Controller, this role will act as business owner for all Finance IT systems, including development, improvements, maintenance and related processes, controls, documentation and training, working closely with Group IT, the system owners of all Group systems. You will ensure that the all Group Finance Systems are implemented and applied consistently and effectively across the Group companies.

For new companies joining the Group this will include project management, business analysis, process change and associated documentation. Change management and stakeholder management skills will be required, working closely with Finance internal customers, Group IT and Finance teams.

The job holder will work closely with Group IT to ensure that Finance systems upgrades and patches are fully planned and scheduled in to minimise risk to the business.

Key Skills & Duties

? Ensure a thorough understanding of Finance System and other systems with which it integrates, and related processes
? Develop and maintain reporting packs in conjunction with the Business Unit accountants and the Group IT Business Analyst.
? Problem solving and business process design skills
? To be able to communicate effectively to users and customers at all levels in both written and verbal form
? A broad understanding of technology to ensure conversant with Group IT and suppliers
? Strong in system implementation & improvement techniques and lean methodology
? Develops good working relationships with other teams
? Knows what the team's and individual objectives are and how they contribute and fit together
? Meets deadlines producing an agreed quality and quantity of work

Qualifications & Experience

• Ideally a fully qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) or Qualified by Experience with strong IT skills
• 5 years’ experience working in Finance in a large organisation
• Experience of delivery of large Finance Systems
• Proven track record of delivering business change and IT projects
• Experience of system implementations and data migration
• Must have excellent written and oral communication skills to be able to capture, deal with, and relay information to other colleague
• Must be highly self-motivated and directed
• Must be organised with the ability to effectively prioritise and complete tasks in a pressured environment
• Must be willing to work out of normal office hours where necessary and to travel within the UK

To register your interest in this position, please apply with an up to date CV before closing date of Friday 10th Feburary 12.00pm. Alternativley, send your CV to 

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