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Finance Manager Systems

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Job no:745607
Contract type:Permanent
Role: Finance Manager Systems

Function: Finance

Location: Dunstable (Hybrid)

Employment Type: Permanent, Full Time

This is a challenging, interesting senior level hybrid opportunity working across both our Finance and IT functions. The role will also involve change/project and people management with 7 direct reports.

What you will be doing:
  • To lead the Oracle Fusion, Oracle BI, Oracle DRM, Oracle HFM, Trintech Certification, Trintech Reconnet and EDM CBD\EBD financial systems teams to support the wider Finance division and business
  • To support wider system activities, managing the System Finance team; supporting the business (including Business Process Owners BPO/ super users) and the financial reporting process
  • Lead the strategy on Finance and Finance related reporting Systems.
  • Drive forward strategy to find and implement suitable system replacements in line with suitable operating models
  • Lead the utilisation of the Oracle suite to maximise asset utilisation
  • To oversee patch processes across all Finance systems: perform impact assessment for the functional areas and implement functional testing & delivery of latest patch releases in DEV/ UAT environment through to production
  • Capture requirements for small/ medium & large change requests from the business (recorded in JIRA)
  • Planning and Delivery of operating model for all Fusion related changes. Both project based and BAU.
  • Ensure all integrations for Finance Systems are managed and maintained
  • Lead the system accounts and the control over the Fusion configuration workbook and prioritise the system accountants' workload for the necessary configuration changes in a timely manner
  • Management of queries, Service Now queues, defects and SRs - facilitating between the business, Fujitsu support, Oracle Functional Helpdesk, OMC, Oracle Virtual Maintenance Team (VMT), Trintech and EDM
  • Other ad-hoc tasks and responsibilities to ensure an efficient and effective finance system department

Why we'd love you to apply:
  • Knowledge & understanding of Fusion/ OBIA and DRM and system configurations
  • Knowledge of ERP systems approach to releases and patches and interpretation of release notes
  • Prior work experience in a related role
  • Good understanding of accounting principles (P&L, BS, Cashflow)
  • Understanding of hierarchies, master data and the relationship between good DRM management and value adding reporting output
  • Graduate-calibre 2.1 or above
  • Excellent inter-personal skills: including communicating & influencing financial & non-financial colleagues at all levels within the business
  • Team management experience
  • Managing projects
  • OBIA report writing
  • Analytical skills - ability to identify core issues and provide assessments grounded in compelling logic
  • Strong systems and Excel skills. Ability to work with large volumes of data
  • Flexibility, well organised, ability to prioritise workload and work autonomously

Times are changing, but our ambition is bigger than ever. This means huge things when it comes to getting the best from our investments, and that's where our Finance team really springs into action. Finding the right answers to drive us forwards. With new concepts launching, new spaces secured and reams of plans in motion, there's no more exciting time to join than right now. Get to experience career growth that moves as fast as we do and be part of framing where we're headed.
We're 1,200 hotels and restaurants in the UK, Germany and the UAE, but we're more than that. We're the 35,000 people supporting our brands every day. The ones sourcing the nation's favourite breakfast, plating up family favourites, and the great night's sleep guaranteed people. We're also always preparing for new openings, looking ahead and revamping our online presence. We do it for our guests, and it's the details that keep them returning time and time again. We could be at the end of their road, their trusty choice for business trips, or we could be the place they associate with big celebrations up and down the country. We're a constant in a changing world, and we'd love you to join us. Bring your energy, ideas and sense of fun, we're waiting and so are our brands.

In return, we will offer you:
  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 30% annual bonus
  • Company car allowance
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • Individual BUPA healthcare
  • Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands
  • Perks at work
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