Supply Chain Accountant

Capita Managed Services
13 Apr 2019
06 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title - Supply Chain Accountant

Location - Milton Keynes

Rates - Up to £231.60 (PAYE) per day - Up to £263.62 (LTD/Umbrella) per day

This role is In Scope of IR35

About the role / project:

The Supply Chain Accountant will support the Route Services Supply Chain function of Network Rail. This function manages Network Rail's warehouse and logistics network and the procurement of materials and consumables on behalf of the wider company. The role will be the lead Supply Chain accounting expert, supporting the business to deliver day-to-day inventory management and advising on future system design and business change programmes.

What you will do:

  1. Provide financial support to stakeholders with respect to Oracle Supply Chain.
  2. Support end to end implementation of systems from a finance perspective from accounting design through to user acceptance testing.
  3. Produce and maintain a report of risks and opportunities relating to finance systems.
  4. Manage request for change process from a financial perspective - incorporating documentation and approval process.
  5. Work collaboratively to translate technical requirements into optimum and effective finance solutions.
  6. Implement right first-time solutions to correct accounting errors at source.
  7. Ensure adherence to internal controls and finance regulations. Prepare and record audit trails and balance sheet reconciliations as appropriate.
  8. Monitor adherence to processes to maintain compliance. Identify and investigate non-compliances.
  9. Document finance processes for heavy and non-heavy inventory items highlighting issues around processes, systems and controls.
  10. Maintain business as usual accounting processes to achieve period end timetables.
  11. Produce periodic inventory reconciliations. Analyse and understand discrepancies leading to prioritisation of remedial actions.
  12. Ad-hoc responsibilities as necessary to support the overall achievement of team goals.

Your experience will include:


  • Full Membership or currently AAT or similar qualification - with sound knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle Supply Chain systems and Inventory Accounting.
  • Experience of Oracle based systems and advanced Excel and IT skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - verbal, written and presentation. Ability to communicate complex information effectively.
  • Proven ability to engage clearly, persuasively and effectively with a range of stakeholders.
  • Driven and determined to continually strive for improvement .
  • Work with a degree of autonomy to achieve challenging goals.
  • Experience working in a supply chain finance role or similar.


  • Experience working in a supply chain finance role or similar.

What you'll get in return

Network Rail (powered by Capita), understand what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client - Network Rail

Network Rail is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. We are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years we will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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