Systems Accountant

ep professional
London (Greater)
11 Sep 2018
01 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Systems Accountant

We are recruiting for a Systems Accountant on behalf of our client based in Camden.

Duties and Responsibilities of a Systems Accountant:

* Maintain the integrity of the financial system including reviewing and developing robust processes and controls
* Identifying opportunities for control improvements and effective implementation
* Review the effectiveness of financial transactions processes within the financial system and make improvements and streamline processes
* Manage the effective integration of financial processes and ensure the financial systems are fit for purpose
* Lead on reviewing and implementing new systems
* Ensuring the Chart of Accounts is accurate and reflects the needs and structure of all aspects of the business
* Work closely with the Deputy Director Finance - Financial Control to review current IT systems specifically looking at user access needs and maximising usage of current systems to meet the organisations needs
* Be responsible for maintaining an updated list of authorised signatories in the financial system, e-procurement system and FPM system
* Manage the implementation of upgrades to the finance and procurement systems or the implementation of new financial and procurement systems
* Develop and implement Period-End, and Year-End systems closedown procedures
* Ensure that all accounting routines are completed and final reports produced prior to moving ledgers on to a new accounting period or financial year
* Oversee the review and take corrective action against any error reports produced, liaise with Financial Accountant on potential impact to financial ledgers

Details of a Systems Accountant:

* Salary: up to £49,500
* Working hours: 40hrs per week Monday – Friday
* Location: Camden
* Duration: 18 Month Contract

Skill and Experience of a Systems Accountant:

* Finalist or fully qualified member of one of the five Consultative Committees of Accounting Bodies (CCAB) i.e. ACCA, CIPFA, ICAEW, ICAI, or ICAS or a European or International equivalent qualification, including CIMA
* Significant experience as a user and developer of a finance and procurement system
* Understanding of SQL program language principles to access and manipulate the information and data that is stored in databases, as well as for creating and altering new tables
* Maintenance of universes within the financial and procurement system
* Experience in a senior position within a finance function
* Understanding of financial reporting frameworks and UK GAAP
* Experience of financial reporting in a complex and/or geographically dispersed organisations
* Sound understanding of systems implementation principles
* Track record of building strong relationships with a wide range of internal and external organisations, partners and stakeholders working together to deliver successful outcomes.


* 28 days annual leave + Bank holidays (rising to 30 days annual leave after 5 years’ service)
* Final salary pension
* Cycle to Work scheme – you’ll have the opportunity to hire a bicycle from us to cycle to work and you won’t pay National Insurance or tax contributions on what you spend up to £1,000
* Season ticket loan – after your probationary period, we will give you an interest free loan that you’ll pay back straight through payroll each month
* Financial Services Benefits via Police Mutual
* Child Care Vouchers
* Travel Care Vouchers
* Multiple unique Police benefits and discounts including healthcare, dental care and retail discounts

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