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Systems Accountant

Posted 4 April by Michael Page Finance Easy Apply Ended

Are you looking to work in a prestigious organisation where you can lead on a systems implementation and broaden your skillset?

Client Details

Leading Non for Profit Organisation in Manchester


The post holder will be a senior member of Finance team.

The post holder will be accountable for all specific responsibilities assigned, whilst maintaining a flexible and responsive approach to the organisations wider needs.

Develop the Use of the Corporate Finance Systems

Control the process for thorough user acceptance testing and recommending sign-off of all system changes and development projects.

Administration and Configuration of the finance systems

 To maintain responsibility for systems administration, ensuring security profiles are set up, amended or deleted as required in accordance with established internal procedures.

 Review and design finance system workflows to ensure that the system remains efficient and meets operational needs whilst maintaining robust internal control. Understand and explore user needs to identify requirements and design the workflows accordingly.

 To be innovative on system and process design solutions and influence certain users to accept new ways of working, negotiating and resolving conflict where it occurs.

 Produce and maintain high quality written procedures and user manuals to support the operation and maintenance of the system.

 Ensure security profiles within the system accurately and consistently reflect the Financial Regulations. Ensure the system is flexible and updates are made efficiently when change to the Regulations are necessary.

 In collaboration with IT and the supplier plan, co-ordinate and control system upgrades ensuring appropriate testing is carried out and fully signed off.

 Support the Senior Finance Manager and IT supplier relationship manager in supplier relationship management, attending meetings and forums as appropriate, providing practical and operational knowledge.

Provide system support to users

 Control and co-ordinate day to day system support, ensuring that service and operational efficiency are maximised, appropriate service standards are set, and that the system is resilient and robust.

 Develop a 'Finance Forum' network as a key method of providing system support to this key group of users.

Co-ordinate the delivery of system training

 Co-ordinate and maintain the delivery of training to staff in the use of the finance systems. Communicate complex technical solutions in a sensitive manner pitched to the user abilities. Develop innovative training solutions and manage the delivery on a one to one basis and to groups in a classroom environment as required.

 Assess training participant's performance and competency and provide feedback where appropriate. Identify where additional support is required and take appropriate action to ensure training is successful and all participants are fully equipped to operate the system effectively.

 To develop and maintain simple and effective users guides to be made available to all staff on the Finance portal pages. Ensure guides make the complex technical system solutions understandable and workable for the wider audience.

 To ensure that training on finance systems is provided to all new staff members as appropriate to maintain system and data integrity and control.


The successful candidate will have:

- Experience of integrating systems

-Experience of financial planning and analysis

- Ability to manipulate large volumes of data to produce meaningful & accurate reports for finance & senior management

- Experience of documenting, simplifying, and streamlining reporting

- Stakeholder management - articulate finance and IT issues to key people within the business

- Experience of ad-hoc project roles

- Qualified Accountant

- Knowledge of Budgeting, forecasting, and reporting

- Adept at using Excel

Job Offer

£40,000-£50,000 with generous pension and holiday allowance

Reference: 34823238

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