Systems Accountant

Posted 6 March by Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited Easy Apply

Systems Accountant - Media - £50,000 - £70,000

My client, a leading global event organiser are looking for a Systems Accountant. This is an exciting time to join the business as they begin to implement a significant level of change that will provide an opportunity to develop and grow.

Following a recent strategy review the need has been highlighted for greater consistency of finance processes across the globe. This means significant investment in finance processes and systems to enable the London HQ to function more efficiently and help provide a best in class finance support to the business. Consequently, this permanent role has been created to manage the existing day-to-day systems, and work with the transformation team on the new direction.

The successful candidate will work closely with the financial team in London and overseas regions, including Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, China and India. The role has elements, managing the current systems and ensuring the business has efficient and effective ways of working, as well as providing input to the wider finance transformation project.


  • Responsible for maintenance and developments to improve the existing systems (AX, Data Warehouse) in the near term
  • Documentation of processes, customisations and dependencies

Support of the front-line users including:

  • Managing and supporting the standard operating procedures for these systems
  • the development of the "super user" community
  • problem solving
  • report writing
  • Be part of the project to replace the company's finance systems with a global ERP system, ensuring the system 'to be' delivers best practice processes and addresses group wide requirements (localisation and reporting)
  • Translation of business requirements into technical specifications
  • Putting in place appropriate governance around the systems and changes to them
  • Be part of a continuous improvement culture across finance
  • Identify ways of improving how the team works


  • Microsoft AX Financials
  • a SQL based OLAP data warehouse tool
  • a SQL based data conversion tool
  • Microsoft Dynamics Operations

Experience & Knowledge - Essential

  • University degree or equivalent
  • Qualified Accountant, or a strong explanation of equivalent experience
  • Experience in multi-national listed businesses, especially multi-currency
  • Project management skills
  • Creating technical and user level documentation
  • Advanced excel skills
  • SQL qualifications/experience

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