Next PLC

Accounts Receivable Lead - Finance Modernisation

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
18 Apr 2024
29 Apr 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

Do you want to be a key member of the team shaping the future of Next Finance?

We are looking for individuals who are prepared to challenge existing ways of working, embrace change & have a creative mind for problem solving. Is that you?

About the role

You will join a project team to assist with implementing the Oracle Fusion ERP system into Next Finance, initially replacing AP, AR and GL.


This role will involve working within the operations space focusing on transitioning accounts receivables (the raising of invoices, credit controls, reconciliations of payments) into the new finance system alongside supporting the accounts payable and procurement leads.

You will be a key member of our team attending our design workshops and helping design the integration strategy for transition to the new software. Your responsibility will also cover updating the lead manager with progress updates, demonstrating rigour throughout your completed work and highlighting any risks or areas of concern for escalation whilst ensuring controls are in place to mitigate risks.

This will involve:

  • Familiarisation workshops
  • Designing to be processes and adopting standard functionality
  • Challenging any deviation from standard functionality
  • Making and documenting design decisions in line with scope
  • Review of configuration workbooks
  • Preparing / reviewing functional design documents and preparing / reviewing integration design documents
  • Supporting business impact assessments
  • Input into training plan
  • Test planning and execution
  • User training
  • Cutover planning and execution
  • Warranty support

You will also be working with several business readiness teams:

  • Existing accounts receivables team to understand existing processes
  • QA and finance UAT teams to build test scripts
  • Change management and adoption team ensuring we have the appropriate training for all users
  • Data cleansing to ensure we have the correct accurate data migrating into the new system
  • Reporting team to ensure supporting reconciliations and operational analysis is complete

About you

  • Good understanding of Accounts Receivable processes, (Sales Ledger & Credit Control)
  • Experience of implementing change in operational areas, demonstrating ability to focus on controls and automation
  • Experience with ERP systems is desirable, preferably working with Oracle Fusion
  • Ability to self manage with strong organisational skills ensuring multiple tasks can run in parallel
  • Methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and escalate issues in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excel, Powerpoint and/or Google Presentation skills

About Us

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits

  • 25% off a huge selection of Next, Lipsy & Victoria's Secret products
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a 24/7 digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking

We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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