System Specialist Team Lead

Recruiter
Amec Foster Wheeler
Location
Aberdeen, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Oct 2019
Closes
26 Oct 2019
Ref
1288773395
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Wood is recruiting for a System Specialist Team Lead with extensive experience in the Oil & Gas Industry. The Systems Specialist Team Lead will lead a small systems specialist team within the Finance and Administration function as part of the wider Finance and Admin Systems Support team. This team is responsible for providing specialist knowledge and support from a systems perspective through finance modules within various systems and interfaces. This role is time critical to ensure maximisation of our DSO and invoicing procedures alongside the operational Finance teams. This roles objective is to ensure the business is provided with high quality support related to maximising commercial worth and minimising risk by adhering to the accounting policies and processes of Wood Group. Wood Group work with fully customised systems which require a unique specialist skillset in order to implement and troubleshoot. The team lead position supports the Business Systems Manager in the delivery of effective Finance and Administration practice which complements the technical teams within the IT&S function. + Lead, manage and motivate the systems specialist project team + Providing coaching and guidance to team members to develop and build on existing knowledge and skills + Report back key issues, risks and challenges to the F&A System Support Manager to allow formation of medium term business plans + Define, review and lead implementation of system processes within the project team + Promote, manage and develop learning programmes in conjunction with other team leads and finance stakeholders to share learning of system features and irregularities + Ensure that the team provide the best possible customer service support to the Europe and Africa region in order to resolve complex system errors and reporting issues. + Lead and manage all system and interface testing prior to implementation as required + Responsible for ensuring weekly processes and tasks are completed in a timely manner + Work collaboratively with Finance and Commercial Managers to ensure that the systems are built to the correct specification for new project start ups and commercial arrangements. + During any major system upgrades, enhancements or deployments, responsibility for ensuring necessary test script design and execution is approved and completed to a high standard + Advocate and champion for compliance with financial management framework. + Ensure compliance to all WG and IFRS regulations/accounting reporting standards which are set by the Group Qualifications: + Finance/Accounting degree preferred but not essential Job specific experience: + Experience in the use of Oracle accounting systems + Excellent skills and understanding of writing system and test scripts. Knowledge of: + Accounting principles, practices and regulations + IFRS regulations and guidelines + Financial Management Framework + IT&S systems and interfaces which support accounting practices Experience of: + Project Accounting + Month end accounting close + Preparation and analysis of balance sheet reconciliations Personal Attributes: + Excellent written and oral communication skills + Team player - works well in a global team + Customer focused - ensuring high standard of support and delivery + Disciplined, organised, self-motivated and focused on delivering results Ability to: + Lead, manage and motivate at team. + Solve complex problems based on first principles and understand wider context and end user requirements. + Leverage personal and professional networks + Able to effectively use specialist resources and knowledge of team members to deliver best solutions + Work on own initiative and able to manage multiple conflicting priorities and deadlines Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion. We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors. www.woodplc.com We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws. Requisition ID: 2019-61337 Name: Staff / Permanent Type of Requisition: Professional & Technical External Company Name: Wood Plc External Company URL:

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