Senior Finance Systems Analyst - [Systems Accountant

Posted on Jun 11, 2019 by CV-Library

Greater London, United Kingdom
Call Center & Customer Service
Immediate Start
Annual Salary
My client, a well regarded business services organisation is seeking a Senior Finance Systems Analyst - [Systems Accountant] to join them whilst they go through an exciting period of change!!

* The business operates on a customised version of a solution as well as internally developed web applications.

* However, the solution and certain applications have reached the point of being outdated, reactive, based on siloed business processes, and limited in data generation, and analysis

* In consideration of the rate of change within technology and the company's commitment to identifying new ways of working to continually support improved efficiencies, the board has agreed to invest in reviewing, developing and implementing an integrated global ERP to support their business and position as market leaders for years to come. A critical component of this initiative is the replacement of the legacy Finance ERP and the development of BI capabilities

Overview of the Role

* You will support the Finance Department and the Transformation Project Team in successfully designing, testing and implementing the Finance ERP (Microsoft Dynamics 365). Particular focus must be given to the review of the interface with other internal systems as well as third-party systems. Furthermore, the integrity of the master data must be protected throughout the lifecycle

* You will work with the Transformation Project Team in engaging all members of the Finance team through open communication as well as the development and delivery of training programmes

* You will have an important role in ensuring that all financial system needs are well defined, implemented and supported in accordance with regulatory requirements, systems capabilities and the requirements of the business


ERP Design, Development and Implementation

* Take a proactive lead in collating business requirements, seeking and challenging solutions with the Systems Integrator (SI) and escalating to resolve differences

* Work with the SI to define the solutions in the new system, and review / challenge the SI’s proposed solutions

* Assist the SI with the configuration, and the set-up of processes and workflows in the system

* Assist with designing reports to be produced by the upgraded ERP / Power BI

* As the SME to design and develop training programmes for members of the Finance team and others, on the functionality of the ERP and how to extract management information

* Assist the Finance department with the testing of the solutions and interfaces provided

* Lead on building positive relationships with the key stakeholders in the business in order to support the delivery of Finance solutions and integrated working

New System Environment

* Co-ordinate the implementation and installation of system upgrades and system testing

* Highlight any weaknesses in the system or processes post implementation

* Take the lead in optimising our use of the system

* Monitor and co-ordinate the maintenance and integrity of the interfaces between the Finance ERP and other systems, including third party systems

* Initiate and oversee processes to manage and monitor stakeholder relationships including lessons learned and the feedback loop between Finance and all departments

* Work with the FD and Assistant FD to create new management reporting to meet the needs of the business, either directly in the ERP system or Power BI

* Assist in the month-end close and consolidation processes, and the budgeting and forecasting processes from a system perspective

* Ensure that the system configuration is updated for further changes in Finance processes or to accommodate changes to business inputs

* Ensure that the process / procedures and controls documentation put in place as part of the implementation project stays up to date

* Liaising with business areas to ensure that the integrity of data inputs to Finance is maintained in a rapidly evolving business system environment


* Qualified Accountant with a strong Finance background would be an advantage

* Experience of the Microsoft Dynamics 365/AX suite would be an advantage but is not essential

* You will have experience of financial reporting and/or the use of Business Intelligence tools such as Power BI

* A clear business track record and extensive practical experience in supporting the full lifecycle of Finance and accounting system upgrade programmes

* A sound understanding of project management and a proven track record of delivering and enabling complex change programmes

* Proficient in problem solving through root cause analysis and using project management concepts and best practices

* Experience of working with a senior management team to develop business focused system re-engineering strategies that will effectively support their business needs

Huntress Search Ltd does not discriminate on the grounds of 'protected characteristics' as defined under the Equality Act and other relevant UK legislation.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK

Reference: 210200875

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