Systems Accountant

Job Title: Systems Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: West London, London
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: asap
Reference: 68505-ACCNT-KAB
Contact Name: Karen Brown
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 16, 2017 15:01

Job Description

My Client a global Scientific Organisation are looking for an experienced Systems Accountant.

Job purpose:

Ownership of Finance IT systems, incl. development, improvements, maintenance and related processes, controls, documentation and training.

Key accountabilities:
·Lead the finance systems development including identifying requirements, input into the solution design, testing and change management
·Prepare business cases for new or changed processes incl. benefits and costs/risks
·Develop and maintain system and process documentation
·Lead on providing end user training and ongoing system support
·Streamline processes and procedures to improve efficiency
·Introduce controls and reconciliations
·Month-end and year-end system house-keeping
·Set up and maintenance of basic data and structures such as Chart of Accounts, cost centres, organisation structure, posting rules, etc.

Candidate specification:

Required knowledge, experience and technical skills

·Strong academic background, ideally with a IT or accounting degree
·Accounting qualification
·Extensive knowledge of IFS ERP system, in particular Order to Cash and Purchase to Pay related functionality and GL, AP, AR ledgers and basic data setup
·Experience of rolling out IT systems changes within a Finance team
·Experience in implementing systems controls and reconciliations
·Understanding of data structures and impact on reporting

·Knowledge of other ERP modules (e.g. projects, manufacturing)
·Experience with data migration
·Experience of full cycle ERP implementation

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following competencies and behaviours

·Able to think laterally, solve problems and contribute new ideas that will improve the business
·Ability to work in a pressurised, changing environment and to manage multiple priorities and levels of complexity
·Demonstrate initiative and willingness to challenge status quo
·Curious and sceptical with high attention to detail regarding data, data quality, processes, etc.
·Personally credible, taking responsibility and ownership
·Leads by example
·Self-starter with ability to 'get things done', consulting where appropriate
·Does not compromise standards; second-best is not good enough.
·Excellent communicator who is able to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels
·Culturally sensitive and used to operating in a multi-national business.

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance may be required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance.

This role may in addition require random alcohol/drug screening.

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