Systems Accountant Manager

Shaw Daniels Solutions
15 Sep 2018
18 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

IT Systems Manager

Amersham, Bucks

£70,000 plus car allowance and bens

The IT Systems Manager is a new role for our large global group and represents an opportunity for a highly proficient and knowledgeable systems/ERP professional to make a huge contribution to our business at a critical time.The IT Systems Manager (Finance) will be involved in building and shaping the Group’s future financial reporting platform.

IT Systems Manager - Background to the role

·Our client is shaping its future reporting strategy and developing its reporting in conjunction with the software platform Anaplan.This is a new role to support the existing Cognos consolidation system and the new build of the Anaplan platform in its development stage and with subsequent maintenance.

·The role is high profile and key to improving the delivery and quality of relevant and timely information to senior management.

IT Systems Manager – Scope of the role

·Maintain and support the Group’s IBM Cognos consolidation and financial reporting system

·Support the development and growth of reporting on the Anaplan reporting platform, working with consultants and the business during initial and future phases over the next 1-2 years to identify reporting needs and develop the reporting tools to meet these needs

·Work with and educate the operating companies to improve their systems knowledge, particularly driving training on the new Anaplan platform and delivering change management as required

·Act as a business partner, identifying areas for improvement and enhancement

·Work with the IT division and supporting consultants to ensure systems are kept up to date for upgrades, patches and backups ensuring sufficient bandwidth for the Group’s regular reporting needs

·Manage system security including access, login control and security groups

·Ensuring smooth and efficient month end, year-end and budget processes relating to the operations of Cognos and Anaplan

·Resolving user issues with uploading data and ensuring the integrity of the data transferred into Cognos and Anaplan.

·Ensuring exchange rates, acquisition adjustments and journals are correctly reflected in the systems

·Other ad hoc projects such as build of non-financial modular reporting for companies in Anaplan.

IT Systems Manager - Qualifications

·Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems, Engineering or another related field or demonstrated comparable experience required

·Preferred Secondary Degrees or similar Certifications: Information Architecture, Management Information Systems OR ACA/ CIMA Accountancy qualifications

IT Systems Manager - Experience

·Track record of working extensively with finance systems including knowledge of SQL databases, ERP systems and management information tools (BI)

·Experience implementing and managing ERP systems as a single point of contact or lead

·Prior experience with Anaplan or similar software reporting platforms in particular development of reporting capability

·Experience of an international Group and the consolidation of reporting units with multiple functional currencies.

·Knowledge of consolidating information on COGNOS Controller, or similar system such as HFM.

·Advanced Excel skills.

IT Systems Manager - Attributes

·As this role involves development in the early stages of a reporting project, a strong self-starter with the creativity and flexibility to develop reporting working in partnership with the operational management of the business.

·A strong communicator, able to build relationships across the Group. Comfortable working with a range of internal and external stakeholders: ERP supplier management, Senior Management, Finance and Operations colleagues

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