Financial Systems Accountant FTC

Reading, UK
31 May 2019
27 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Financial Systems Accountant role 12 month FTC

Your new company
My client is a public sector business based in the centre of Reading, about a 10 minute walk from the station. They are looking for an experienced Systems Account to join their team for 12 months with scope to go permanent, working on a combination of Oracle PBCS and Oracle Hyperion.

Your new role
  • Responsible for reviewing patch documentation to see what changes are in the latest bundles, and to carry out testing to ensure that all existing day-to-day functionality works as expected
  • Highlighting any new functionality that the business may wish to use going forwards
  • Develop proposals coming from management, or as a result of the release of new functionality, into a full project proposal
  • Hold and maintain expert professional and technical knowledge in relation to financial systems and associated processes, contributing to setting the standards of financial administration for the organisation;
  • Continually develop knowledge of the Oracle Fusion and other financial systems in order to promote, agree and implement improvements that positively impact their operational performance.
  • Support the maintenance of integrity of financial information held in the Oracle Fusion main accounting modules to support the administration and control of approved budgets and monitoring and reporting actual expenditure and income;
  • Maintain familiarity with the system providers to support a resilient service to all users;
  • Maintain financial management and control hierarchies in consultation with the Chief Accountant and Financial Systems Manager.
  • Undertake the periodic (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly) system control accounts reconciliations and record maintenance and responsible for producing standard and bespoke reports in support of the business partners and others;
  • Work with internal audit in relation to reviews and proposed developments of the Council's core financial systems
  • Apply professional expertise ensuring the use of appropriate best practice to support the management of operational activity and ensure on-going professional development;
  • Provide training in financial management standards
  • Any approved project proposals will need to be carried through to implementation
  • Scope the project, carry out any works and UAT required, and document all works prior to go-live.

What you'll need to succeed
  • Experience working in similar Systems Administration role is essential
  • Experience of Oracle Hyperion or Oracle PBCS highly desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of Local Government finance frameworks and legislative requirements, International Financial Reporting and Account Standards.
  • Knowledge of local authority financial systems management and administration (e.g. SAP, Oracle, Agresso) including business processes associated with maintaining integrated financial information.
  • Working knowledge of management and administration financial systems processes and controls in a large, complex organisation.
  • Broad knowledge of public sector services.
  • Successful experience of contributing to establishing and embedding business processes and governance including financial and risk management.
  • Contributed to leading change and modernisation of financial services in a large organisation, translating business strategy into effective operational plans.

What you'll get in return
  • Flexible working options
  • Car lease scheme
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • 24 days holiday plus public holidays (rising to 32 after service)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loans

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