Systems Accountant

Purple Rocket
19 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Purple Rocket Recruitment is working with a client within the Financial Services Sector who is looking to recruit a Systems Accountant.

Reporting to the Finance Director you will be responsible for developing a detailed understanding of the Group’s accounting systems and related financial processes to recommend improvements and challenge business systems and processes as needed to meet the changing needs of the organisation.

This is a key role within the Group as you will be responsible for proposing, recommending and in some cases implementing solutions that could impact on systems used by all departments across the Group. Reviewing and updating the Group’s systems to ensure they are fit for purpose is a key objective within the Finance and Board strategy. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with excellent communication skills and a detailed understanding of systems and processes who wants to progress into a Finance Manager (Operations) in the next 12 to 18 months.


  • Investigate systems and processes in line with the Group and Finance strategy

  • Update documentation of systems and processes as required fit for internal audit

  • Manage the implementation of key developments to finance systems and processes

  • Consider and prepare business cases for alternative approaches and recommendations to changes

  • Ensure successful implementation across the organisation including integration with bespoke systems, working with the IT department as required

  • Recommend a way forward and evaluate implications on systems and processes, ensuring successful implementation across the organisation

  • Develop more effective systems for management reporting.

  • Work with users and the rest of the finance team to identify requirements. Draw up business case. Ensure effective implementation.

  • Work with the Finance Manager (Technical) and Management Account Supervisor on developments to reporting.

  • Provide support and cover as required in the management accounts team during busy periods;

  • Ownership of the finance systems

  • Recommend improvements to processes, sharing useful insights into financial systems with the management accounts team


  • Accountable for working safely in line with the Health and Safety at Law Act

  • Report promptly any breaches of regulation, suspicious activity or client complaints in line with the relevant procedures and time scales (examples. data privacy, treating customers fairly)

  • Undertake all mandatory ethics and compliance training as required in a regulated environment

  • Ensure performance requirements of the role are understood and included in performance and appraisal documentation as required

  • Keep up to date with all relevant regulations, legislation, policies and procedures relevant to the role

  • Maintain an accurate record of all development of skills, knowledge and competence required for the role (continuing professional development)

  • The role holder may also be expected to carry out any other duties that are reasonably requested

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIA)

Essential Leading financial systems developments and upgrades including:

  • Developing business case proposals
  • Success fully testing
  • Documenting processes and procedures

Training other users. Experience of pro-actively examining processes and seeking ways to improve, automate or otherwise extract efficiencies. Track record of meeting deadlines and managing a complex workload. Experience of successfully integrating finance systems with other in-house systems. Evidence of driving continuous improvements across a team or organisation.

  • Essential Excellent information technology skills, including advanced Excel. Good understanding of financial accounting processes and procedures.

  • Excellent standard of written and oral communication.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with an aptitude for dealing with people in various contexts, employing tact and diplomacy. Able to work using own initiative, making decisions and implementing across the organisation. Pro-active and forward thinking in nature - ability to show creativity and apply problem solving skills to issues.

This is a fantastic Permanent opportunity, so if you feel you have the necessary experience and qualifications, please get in touch.

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