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Systems Accountant

  • £70000 - £72000 per annum
  • Central London, Greater London
  • Posted: 23/05/2024
  • Contract
  • Job Ref: 176SysAccMay24

Job Details

Systems Accountant Position
Contract role
Duration : 15 months
Salary : £72,000 per annum plus benefits
Hours 35 per week
Hybrid working London (based on the needs of the project)

A prestigious and renowned institution and lobbyist seeks a Systems Accountant to lead a transformative finance project. The role involves overseeing the development and transition to Microsoft Dynamics Finance and Operations from the current on-premise Open Accounts systems, with delivery expected by mid-2025. As the Systems Accountant, you will engage with and lead the Finance Team's subject matter experts and work closely with the third-party implementation team, Technical Accountant, and Project Team to deliver the statement of work. From the project's inception, you will bring together all stakeholders to design a system that facilitates end-to-end transactional processing and reporting structures and controls. This system will serve the institution across all functions trade union/membership organisation, trading subsidiary, and charity.

Key Responsibilities

  • and support the finance and implementation teams in developing the internal control framework, chart of accounts, ledger setup, authorisation routings, and other data structures for Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations.
  • your expertise in F&O and Power BI to manage and coordinate the development of financial reports and dashboards across all finance functional areas, in collaboration with the third-party implementation team.
  • in data cleansing, conversion, and migration from the current finance systems to the Microsoft Finance and Operations format.
  • support finance colleagues during the testing phase, providing test scripts where necessary, and collaborate with the systems accountant.
  • the systems accountant with BAU finance systems support during the F&O implementation.

Additional Responsibilities

  • the development, standardisation, and implementation of future state end-to-end finance business processes, ensuring a robust internal control environment that meets internal and external audit requirements.
  • subject matter experts in developing the Group Chart of Accounts for the D365 environment.
  • and generate financial and management reports using D365 reporting tools and Power Apps.
  • the Finance System Team on D365 functionality and reporting, enabling them to support the wider finance team during the training and testing phase.
  • the finance team during the discovery, implementation, and testing phases of the project, ensuring the accuracy and completeness of financial data for internal and external reporting.
  • BAU system support as needed.

Knowledge and Skills

  • knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics D365 Finance and Operations.
  • in implementing and managing Microsoft finance systems.
  • experience in a finance department, with detailed knowledge of all finance functional areas.
  • in processing financial data in a large finance department and for a group of companies.
  • in Microsoft Power Apps, particularly Power BI.
  • experience in building financial reports using Microsoft Dynamics F&O reporting tools.
  • accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, ICAS, Chartered Accountants Ireland, CIPFA).
  • of Open Accounts and eBIS is desirable.
  • in charity accounting and reporting is advantageous.
  • to present information clearly and concisely to both finance and non-finance staff.
  • analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • understanding and application of financial controls across all finance functional areas.
  • to explain accounting concepts and finance processes to non-finance staff.
  • planning and prioritisation skills.
  • management skills.

This is a unique opportunity to contribute to a significant finance transformation project within a highly respected institution. If you possess the skills and experience outlined above, we invite you to apply and join our dynamic team