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Senior Systems Accountant

  • Location:

    Lancashire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Up to £70000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lauren Allison

  • Contact email:

    Lauren.Allison@oliverjames.com

  • Job ref:

    JOB-072021-146115_1631530392

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

You are required to support ongoing strategic projects and delivering operational process improvement, system controls and change management within Finance. Another key aspect of the role is to develop a strong understanding of broader system architecture (including POS systems), interfaces and data flows.

Responsibilities:

  • Understand broader systems architecture with links to SAP (includes interfaces, batch processes and data flows) and advise finance users on related matters
  • Comprehensive understanding of POS system end to end including interfaces into SAP - provide backup support for primary system administrators
  • Review and maintain financial systems policies, procedures and process mapping
  • Design, implement and maintain effective financial/system controls (preventative and detective) and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and quality assurance over financial data
  • Maintenance of business continuity and disaster recovery procedures from a finance systems perspective
  • Support system integrations of new company acquisitions and mergers
  • Drive the integration and implementation of new systems including ERP, planning and BI systems
  • Manage system upgrades and delivery schedules with the IT department
  • Troubleshoot and resolve finance related system issues
  • Evaluate system performance and implement improvements
  • Configure specific range of SAP system settings to meet business needs (e.g. new reports, new cost centres, etc)
  • Train and support finance team members in the use of financial systems and procedures
  • Leverage business intelligence and data transformation software to enhance and streamline processes
  • Collaborate with IT and finance staff to meet business requirements
  • Other ad hoc projects as required by Senior Management team

Skills:

  • Experience and knowledge of accounting systems including systems development
  • Experience of working on a change or upgrade of an ERP system
  • Experience working in project and BAU environments
  • Advanced IT software skills, including SAP, Microsoft Office and BI applications,
  • Strong team player, yet comfortable to work autonomously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and influencing senior stakeholders
  • Significant financial analysis and numerical capability
  • Detailed and methodical by nature with a strong process orientation
  • Applied strategic thinking and complex problem solving
  • Efficiency in prioritising workloads with the capacity to be flexible in balancing priorities.
  • A customer-centric attitude

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