Financial Systems Officer

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Location
Pampisford
Posted
14 Apr 2018
Closes
17 May 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

JOB PURPOSE

To assist the Principal Accountant (Financial & Technical Accounting) and other members of the FMS project team in the implementation and system administration of a new Financial Management System across three Cambridgeshire district councils.

MAIN ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • To develop reports, dashboards and business intelligence queries in line with user requirements using the integrated reporting tools provided in the new Financial Management System.
  • To assist in the administration of the new Financial Management System including updating Roles and Security, maintenance of System Users, document templates, Finance Codes, Ledger set ups, reporting and dashboards.
  • To act in back up capacity to the FMS Project Systems Accountant.
  • To test the operation of reports, dashboards and business intelligence queries developed from the new FMS, prior to the system go-live.
  • To assist in the development of reporting training and related materials.
  • Carry out any other duties as required by your line manager from time to time in accordance with the grading of the post.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

EXPERIENCE

  • Experience of developing, writing and testing financial management reports in a complex organisation.
  • Experience of working in a finance and accounting role in a local authority.
  • Experience of maintaining finance systems and handling enquiries
  • Experience of training and supporting staff with the use of financial management reporting tools.
  • Experience of working on a complex financial systems implementation.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Fully conversant with the operation of financial management systems including General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Budgeting and Forecasting

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Actively listens to and responds to customers sensitively and appropriately
  • Able to influence others to achieve service outcomes
  • Able to inspire trust, confidence, respect and credibility from a range of people
  • Able to solve problems creatively to achieve service outcomes
  • Communicates in an effective and respectful manner
  • Awareness and understanding of diversity issues
  • Demonstrates personal responsibility for decisions and actions and the consequences of these
  • Good time management, able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with the Council's competency framework

EDUCATION

  • Qualified to Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) level as a minimum, equivalent qualification or demonstrable experience of working at this level

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