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Systems Accountant

Kate John Associates Limited
Closing date
1 Nov 2021

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Technology & New Media
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We are recruiting for a highly innovative business in Gloucester, who continue to grow rapidly and maintain their position as a leader in their market.As part of the Group Finance function, this role will report into the Group Financial Controller. The role will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of data transfers between sub-ledger systems (e.g. SAP / MS Dynamics / Junifer) and the financial ledger (Workday) ensuring best practice procedures are maintained. They will support the finance team to ensure they are getting the most out of Workday. They will work with the Technology and Operational teams to ensure the smooth implementation of new systems that the business identifies as being required and manage the financial consequences of these implementations.

Core Responsibilities
  • Ensure best practice processes, policies and procedures are followed in relation to finance systems
  • Responsible for ensuring day-to-day integrity of interfaces between sub-ledger systems (e.g. Junifer, MS Dynamics, SAP) and the financial ledger (Workday)
  • Responsible for the configuration of data within all finance systems
  • Manage day-to-day issues that users have with the finance system ensuring they are prioritised and fixed appropriately
  • Responsible for leading work to improve the usage of Workday system. Work with other Finance team members and wider business by identifying requirements and developing reports etc to meet those needs
  • Be the finance lead for the implementation of new systems and associated procedures
  • Ensure testing the impact of changes to systems and interfaces is completed
  • Line management of 1 analyst
  • Other ad-hoc analysis and work as required

Essential Skills & Expertise
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g. CIMA, ACCA ACA etc)
  • Be able to demonstrate knowledge and interest in ERP / finance systems
  • Awareness of risks inherent in a financial control environment and effective mitigation controls
  • Business process improvement mindset - to drive improvements in processes

Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise
  • Team management experience
  • Experience working with Workday, SAP, MS Dynamics
  • Experience prioritising backlogs and communicating plans to seniors

Competencies & Personal Attributes
  • Strong data analysis skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written skills (able to communicate across a wide range of finance and non-finance stakeholders)
  • A problem solver with a 'cando' attitude with the persistence to work through complex problems and design effective solutions
  • Excellent organization skills: ability to plan, organize work and deal with competing demands on their time

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £50,000.00-£60,000.00 per year
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