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Senior Finance Systems Analyst

Senior Finance Systems Analyst

  • Location

    Leeds, West Yorkshire

  • Sector:

    Accounting and Finance

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Arshi Thind

  • Contact email:

    ArshiThind@workwithglee.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH18424_1579527998

  • Published:

    8 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-13

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Overview:

To provide day to day Finance systems support and participate in projects relating to ERP, EPM and associated other financials systems.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage confidently with Finance stakeholders in multiple locations to identify the system and data structure changes required to produce the appropriate business outcomes from an accounting, reporting and FP&A perspective.
  • Influence decision making by working in conjunction with:
    • Group and Business Finance colleagues;
    • Other Finance Systems Support colleagues;
    • Developers
  • Systems support - help users in the business with support queries relating to the finance EPM system
  • Support the Group Finance Management & Financial Accounting/ Reporting process from a functional systems, data and change perspective.
  • Troubleshoot systems and data related issues on the EPM platform, and investigate any upstream/ downstream related issues;
  • Proactively identify quality and user-experience issues and remediation actions required and passing them to the relevant Finance teams; Focus on continuous improvement.

Skills & Experience:

  • Qualified accountant (ACCA/ CIMA) with a minimum of 3-5 years' experience in a key Finance (FP&A, management accounting) role
  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles, standards, and concepts and what these mean from a systems perspective:
    • P&L, balance sheet, cashflow;
    • Management accounting v Financial accounting and reporting;
    • Actuals, Forecast, Plan levels and how these three inter-relate from a systems perspective;
  • Demonstrable end-end super-user skills and experience on Accounting, Financial Reporting and Planning & Forecasting systems; Ideally experience of using:
    • ERP: GL, AP, AR, FA, Projects (Ideally SAP ECC)
    • EPM: Relational (SQL Server) based Reporting, Forecasting & Planning EPM toolsets
    • Excel (advanced, vlookups, data manipulation, pivoting and analysing);
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to confidently work across functions, locations and seniority whilst managing expectations
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills with determination to resolve issues and capability to manage incidents through to resolution
  • A tenacious approach to accuracy and clarity; ability to analyse information to help drive improved systems and processes
  • Self-starter, takes ownership with initiative and a positive 'can do' attitude with ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work under pressure and at pace when needed in order to meet tight deadlines with attention to detail
  • Highly flexible, adept at managing expectations and adapts to changing business needs

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