Finance Systems Manager
The Finance Systems Manager will be a central figure in finance process optimisation projects involving Dynamics365. The role must be able to understand, prioritise and proactively recommend workable solutions to the challenges faced by the Finance Team in Dynamics365, be aware of the implications of making those changes to the business, anticipate potential issues and identify practical workarounds.
Our client is a well known employer in their field with a fantastic offering.
The Finance Systems Manager will be pivotal in reviewing and improving of finance processes underpinned by Dynamics365, defining how data will be stored and modelled and building widescale automation of reporting to support the Finance Team with enhanced and efficient reporting and analysis. The individual will be proficient at working with staff at all levels in the Finance Department, understanding their requirements and creating an environment where they are able to work efficiently and effectively.
The individual will be responsible for the quality, accuracy and integrity of data in Dynamics365. This will entail working cross-functionally with other teams and understanding how their data arrives in the finance system. It will also require developing effective checks, reconciliations and measures to ensure that data within the finance system is accurate and traceable to its source.
There will be a 3rd party support arrangement in place which will cover large technical projects. However, the Finance Systems Lead will be at the cutting edge of this work, often directing what needs to be done, reviewing, challenging and agreeing functional specs, prioritising, managing delivery and reporting back on progress.
Central to this role will be the ability to clearly communicate the issues, requirements and solutions across Dynamics365 to management and staff, including those who are not fluent in 'finance speak'.
The individual will have a thorough understanding of finance, month-end and supply chain processes and how these relate to the functional design within D365. They should also have a solid understanding of the D365 Data Management Framework and of managing and maintaining integrations into/out of D365. The individual requires sufficient technical understanding to undertake analysis and investigations into data issues stemming from our data integrations, with support and training from our Data Team as required.
This role also encompasses the creation of functional specs/testing of existing and ongoing process/functional improvements, with responsibility for managing through any changes or new releases and the testing of both
- 5+yrs D365 system experience required.
- ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with strong understanding of financial accounting principles, month-end processes and finance processes. Ability to test and adapt D365 processes to better suit Bonnier Book's requirements, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
- Experience as a lead or manager supporting Dynamics365 F&O and being responsible for owning & coordinating all issues to resolution and plans for improvements.
- Ability to champion the requirements of the finance system and proactively provide advice on what is possible and how it should be done.
This is a great role for someone lookng to directly impact change to an organisation by improving their system which will greatly improve the overall operation of the business. A very value add position.