Systems Accountant and Finance Systems Team Leader

Discipline: IT

Sector: Charity

Location: Watford

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 02/09/2021

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £46,100 - £48,500 per annum


Allen Lane are delighted to be working with Action for Children on the recruitment of a number of exciting roles that will directly manage them through an exciting 3 year digital transformation programme.

This is a wonderful opportunity to become part of a leading UK Charity that help hundreds of thousands of children every year across over four hundred services. Their successful reach and impact is reliant on the sound infrastructure that supports their frontline services, including technology and digital.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join them as Systems Accountant and Finance Systems Team Leader, working with them through the full project cycle of a systems implementation.

The role:

Provide lead expertise with the management and maintenance of the corporate financial systems, ensuring integrity of data and system controls through efficient process design and management of a team (2 direct reports).

Advise on policy and configuration set up of finance systems i.e. cost centre set up and closures, approval levels for purchases etc. following job structure and scheme of delegation.

Support the implementation of change management projects to cover the provision, exchange and transfer of data from systems for analysis, decision making, updating and maintaining the chart of accounts etc.

Support, plan and manage the test and release of various system versions, patches and bug fixes, ensuring effective change control is maintained, records and documentation produced liaising with system providers as necessary.

Develop and build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders I.e. Finance Business Managers, Auditors, Suppliers of finance systems to also support continuity of service.

What they need from you:

  • Full accountancy qualification
  • Proven experience of working in Finance Systems management/administration role.
  • Proven experience of working with modern true cloud/SaaS Finance Business Applications.
  • Experience of major finance systems implementation including data migrations from current to future systems.
  • Experience of organisational change management in a finance systems context.

This role will be predominantly working from home with only occasional travel required to Watford. Candidates nationwide will be considered as long as they are willing to travel to Watford if required.

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