systems accountant in hertford

21 June 2018
randstad financial & professional, randstad accountancy & finance
job type
£ 60,000 - £ 65,000 per year
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hertford, east of england
accountancy & finance
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 60,000 - £ 65,000 per year
1 year pqe plus
reference number
randstad financial & professional, randstad accountancy & finance
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job description

Systems Accountant

We are working on a fantastic opportunity for a Systems Accountant to join a profitable and growing organisation as part of the Finance Systems team taking ownership of group finance systems. The successful applicant will join this organisation at an exciting time as they embark on a number of large and interesting system projects.

This is a project-focused role working on a programme of transformation within the Finance department. Through closely partnering with Finance and IT the role will seek to coordinate and leverage company assets and resources to design and deliver both improved business processes and a short term finance systems improvement strategy.

You will be one of the "go to" persons within the function for guidance, advice and support on financial processes and business systems

This role will suit an individual who enjoys being the "glue" between finance and IT but who equally enjoys being hands-on.

Key responsibilities of the Systems Accountant will include:

System Administration
-Become an expert user of the business ERP, consolidation and analysis systems both procured and internally developed and act as a first point of contact for any queries incoming from the finance teams and the wider business
-Manage and maintain financial setups and parameters
-Oversee and manage the chart of accounts usage
-Oversee and manage changes to the chart of accounts and business structure
-Ensure appropriate change management and approval processes are in place and followed

-Support the finance teams with the transition of new system and processes
-Undertake requirements gathering and user consultation sessions to gain background project information
-Work with ICT Business Analysts to process map finance processes to aid in the delivery of best possible solutions
-Provide a bridge between the Finance and ICT teams to best facilitate end project solutions.
-Work on improving existing systems by studying current usage practices & make recommendations for improvements
-Manage and facilitate effective User Acceptance Testing for new & updated systems, fixes & enhancements
-Facilitate business process workshops/training

General Financial Function Support
-Identify and provide improvements to existing Excel documents used to manage the business on a day to day basis.
-Provide VBA modelling knowledge to automate repeated manual processes and debug/improve existing code where required
-Understand and document reporting and dashboard requirements of the team and drive the development of the functionality in conjunction with the ICT Department

The ideal System Accountant will possess the following attributes/skills:
-Excellent Excel skills to advanced formulas, VBA and PowerPivot
-Database and management skills
-Reporting and analytical system knowledge
-Excellent stakeholder management skills
-Familiarity with accounting practices
-Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
-SQL (or equivalent) knowledge

This is an excellent opportunity for a finance qualified systems accountant to join a well regarded and well known business.

If you are interested in the role of Systems Accountant please do not hesitate to apply today.

Randstad Financial & Professional encourage applications from individuals of all ages & backgrounds. Appointment will be made on merit alone but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK. Randstad Financial & Professional acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment & an employment business for temporary recruitment as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies & Employment Business Regulations 2003




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This is a project-focused role working on a programme of transformation within the Finance department.