Finance Systems Transformation Manager

14 Jul 2019
27 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Arguably the most progressive Investment business in the City has created a new role for Finance Systems / Transformation Manager to take control of various Finance system implementations, developments and integrations.

This is an Interim position and is expected to last for between 12 and 18 months.

Managing an experienced team of two qualified accountants and being the interface between Finance, technology and the broader business, you will be the key driver in some major projects. We need to hire a candidate that knows what good looks like and who can help towards building a world-class finance technology offering for an already established business.

Key Accountabilities:
  • System Development; Liaising with Finance teams and the rest of the business to establish requirements for enhancements to our systems - to ensure our systems continue to fulfil business needs
  • Develop and implement a finance systems framework and strategy for the Group
  • Ultimately responsible for the implementation of any upgrades and enhancements required including UAT, training and documentation of processes.
  • Systems Support; Prepare and implement an SLA for Finance system support provided to the business. Establishing the Finance Systems team as a shared service center for Finance Systems
  • Rolling out a Finance System Helpdesk ticketing support function to support outsourced finance teams (already exists for in house finance teams).
  • Lead the finance systems workstreams of new system provisions and upgrades, whilst also ensuring provision of appropriate training 'train the trainer' and system access to overseas/remote finance functions / 3rd parties in accordance with agreed timeframes
  • Responsible for system administration and maintenance and information security in relation to all Finance Systems. Resolving finance systems data and operational problems for all finance users, both within our London office and our outsourced finance teams which have access to our finance systems (cloud hosted).

Experience Needed:
  • Fully qualified Accountant with proven experience in Finance Systems development and Transformation
  • Must have experience in a large, complex business - ideally Financial Services, but not essential
  • Experience of a major finance ERP system, Sun Accounts would be a bonus
  • Effective team leader, able to coach and motivate teams and individuals to ensure high performance, will have managed a team previously.
  • Experienced in partnering with global outsourced providers and driving strong performance and service
  • Good communication skills - enabling you to deliver an excellent service to the finance teams you will be supporting within a shared service environment.

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