Systems Accountant

Location: Cardiff

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 02 December 2022

Salary: Competitive

Systems Accountant

ABOUT THE ROLE

Can be located from Comber, Coleraine or Cardiff.

The Systems Accountant will be a strong business partner who is responsible for managing the financial systems implementation and management throughout the Eakin Healthcare Group, including the new Group ERP system and financial planning system. They will work closely with the Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) and Financial Accounting teams to ensure systems and reporting are consistent across the Group and meet the requirements of the new Group reporting structure. They will ensure updates are rolled out accurately within tight deadlines and that new companies are integrated into the Group structure.

 

KEY ACTIVITIES

  • Provide extensive subject matter expertise in the finance systems to support and enhance the solution and to be a consistent and approachable point of contact for stakeholders
  • Act as a business partner to evaluate and develop business processes and propose and implement solutions to business system problems
  • Manage the ongoing rollout of the ERP, S&OP and FP&A systems and the Group chart of accounts, including new entities, and understand the data flow between accounting systems
  • Developing best practice and ensuring consistency in finance system processes across the Group, to include system permission compliance with delegated authorities and approval limits and ensuring the segregation of duties
  • Ensure the integrity of the financial systems, including chart of accounts and account structure
  • Provide support to the testing phases of new releases and new functionality which are introduced
  • Provide on-boarding support to any new companies acquired, ensuring their reporting structures are brought in line with the Group structure
  • Assist with the continuous improvement of Group financial reporting through automation of processes, integration of multiple datasets and cross-functional system interfaces (e.g. payroll)
  • Support the Group Finance Manager with the month end, budget and forecast consolidation process as required
  • Support the Group Finance Manager with the introduction of updated Group policies, procedures, accounting and disclosures throughout the finance team as required
  • Testing and documenting internal system processes and procedures

Other

  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required

 

KEY SKILLS

Essential

  • Experience in cloud-based planning software
  • Recognised accountancy qualification (CIMA, ACCA, ACA etc)
  • Qualified through a large accountancy firm (Big 4 firm preferred).
  • Previous experience post-qualification, working with financial reporting and planning systems
  • Strong IT skills are required, including Microsoft Office
  • Experience of systems implementation
  • Experience of large ERP systems
  • Experience of cloud-based planning financial systems
  • Successful track record in a busy working environment in the delivery of relevant, timely and accurate financial information
  • Proactive and intuitive with strong communications skills using a business partnering approach

Desirable

  • Previous experience in manufacturing organization
  • Highly advanced excel skills
  • Experience of designing data schemas and writing SQL in a self-serve environment
  • Knowledge of Sage X3, Power BI, Microsoft Navision

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Internal

  • Finance department
  • IT department
  • Commercial teams
  • Operations teams
  • R&D teams

External

  • Software vendors

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Travel Requirements – Occasional travel across UK sites

 

COMPETENCIES

Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions.  Sees clearly which is the best way forward.  Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks.  Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact.  Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results.

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Networking – Feels relaxed about relating to people and soon forges and builds relationships.  Works well in an environment of mutual support and information sharing.  Is not afraid to direct people or ask for their help.

Team Working – Enjoys participating in group activities and likes to work in close proximity with other people.  Is ready to collaborate with and support others and is willing to co-operate and compromise for the overall good.

Supporting Others – Enjoys supporting other people and is prone to getting involved and trying to help them when they have problems. Is comfortable to contribute to joint endeavours and enjoys team work.  Is willing to let other people depend on them.

Analytical – Enjoys analysing qualitative data but also considers quantitative and seeks to identify and explore they key elements in information before making commitments.  Tends to like to use facts and figures when planning and reporting and is concerned about accuracy and detail.

Information Gathering – Enjoys dealing with and refers to factual data.  Likes to be well informed and drills down into details.  Prefers to access wide range of information and opinion before making decisions and when solving problems.

Planning and Organising – Thinks things through well in advance and maps out future activities, taking the key stages and requirements into account.  Likes to monitor to ensure that things are implemented and delivered effectively.

Quality Orientation – Is precise, pays attention to details, checks things and ties up ‘loose ends’.  Has a strong conscience about getting things right and seeks to ensure that decisions and solutions do not involve undue risk, adheres to policy and standards.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships.  Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own.  Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Technical expert –full breadth of technical knowledge and can operate as a technical advisor, influencing others to achieve goals without relying on hierarchy. Keeps up to date on changes within their field and implements plans to ensure organisation is in a state of readiness.  Participates in industry and professional associations.

 

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