Financial Systems and Project Accountant

Runcorn, UK
12 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Greensill is the market-leading provider of working capital finance for companies globally. The firm was founded in 2011 by Lex Greensill CBE, a former adviser to the UK Prime Minister, who believes technology and financial innovation can be used to make funding cheaper and more readily available to everyone, from multinational businesses to SMEs. We call this the democratisation of capital. Since inception, Greensill has delivered $50bn in financing to a pool of 1.7 million suppliers in more than 60 countries.

The Greensill team has grown rapidly to 290 people worldwide, comprising leading fixed income and trade finance specialists, with offices in London, Warrington, New York, Chicago, Miami, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, Sao Paolo, Sydney and Singapore.

Greensill is also an active investor, using its own balance sheet and that of its subsidiary Greensill Bank AG, a regulated, German private bank. Greensill also actively distributes to a wide range of investors from asset managers to pension funds and global banks.

Role Purpose

As a result of Greensill's rapid growth, the Financial Systems and Project Accountant is a newly created role within our Finance Team. This is a key role to help drive finance system development, assist in financial improvement projects and take on-going responsibility for system maintenance.

  • Reconfiguration and development of our existing Oracle NetSuite system and assist in the automation of manual processes to gain efficiencies and embed financial control
  • Conduct own system testing and lead UAT for all newly implemented processes
  • Train finance team members on newly implemented processes, including the production of user guides and training manuals
  • Support all business change resulting from project implementation, this will include working across departments and engagement with stakeholders
  • Suggest and implement further improvements to our financial processes and systems
  • Lead testing on periodic system upgrades
  • Recommend the optimum way of maintaining systems going forward taking account of the need for accurate and timely reporting, system security and segregation of duties
  • Engage in wider finance system administration as new systems are implemented (e.g. expenses system, statutory reporting and consolidation software)

Skills and Abilities:
  • Must have previous experience of developing and maintaining Oracle NetSuite, or a comparable finance system
  • Proven experience of project work, including taking ownership for the implementation of new processes
  • Attention to detail with 'completer-finisher' mentality
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to manage own workload including the prioritisation of tasks
  • Experience of wider accounting processes such as transaction processing and reporting to assist engagement with teams
  • Prior experience of ERP implementation may become relevant in the long term and therefore would be of benefit
  • Experience of multi-currency would be beneficial
  • Can-do attitude with a willingness to learn and develop
  • Comfortable working in an ever-evolving environment resulting in continual change

  • Outstanding opportunity in a rapidly growing, global fintech business
  • The chance to work with some of the most talented people in finance in a non-hierarchical environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits including:
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 4 x Salary Life Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • Medical Cash Plan
  • Contributory Pension Scheme up to 10%
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • A flexible workplace environment with a dynamic, inclusive and challenging company culture

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